I purchased this magazine rack, and decided to give it a little face lift. I primed it, then went over the primer with white acrylic paint. After that dried I painted the word read on it. Sweet & simple.
Today I decided to try and make citrus cleaner for home and for my classroom. It was so easy and it smells so good!
Here is the recipe I used:
1/2 tsp. dish soap
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tbsp. white vinegar
2 cups water
3 drops oil (I added a couple extra drops)
I mixed everything except the oil in a bowl, and then added the oil into the spray bottles before adding the rest of the liquid. That way I could add whatever oils I wanted to combine and make each bottle different. I made some simple labels out of decorative paper. These would make great presents, especially if you used scents your receiver likes.
It's that time of year when I try my very best to get my classroom cleaned, organized and styled! With a fresh coat of paint, I am gradually adding elements of interest to the wall. I decided to make a message board from a whiteboard I already had. I put the calendar that my son made me in the middle of the board, then I took a black sharpie and added a space for a To Do list on the right side of the board. Then I used chalkboard paint on the left side so I could write quotes or draw pictures. The last step was adding a little piece of corkboard in the left upper corner.
I opened a Pinterest Board yesterday, and I thought it would be fun to share a couple of quick, easy DIY projects. The first is a jar hanger. I got a piece of scrap wood, painted it a light blue, attached a metal hose clamp with a screw, and added the jar. So easy!! Oh, I attached a hanger to the back!
The next project is a chalkboard tray. I took a silver-plated tray, taped off the edge of the tray with painters tape and painted on the chalkboard paint. I really liked the Craftsmart paint because it went on really easy and even. I bought chalk markers to use on it. I didn't realize there were chalk markers until a friend let me in on it.
The last project is a spoon hanger. Once again I just took a piece of scrap wood, painted chalkboard paint on it, drilled a hole in a pretty spoon and attached it to the wood with a small nail. I put a hanger on the back and I was done. It would be fun to write something cute on it.
If you have time check out my Pinterest board. Thanks for stopping by!
I've decided that it's time to expand my blog and eventually sell my new and repurposed items online. Creating a website is very new to me, and it's both exciting and scary! I'm in the process of setting up a Pinterest board and a Facebook page. I hope you will join me on my new adventure!
I thought it would be fun to start this blog with a few pictures of my favorite projects from sewoldsewnew.blogspot.com from this past year.
I'm an art teacher and junk lover! I like to hunt for and repurpose treasures from flea markets, old barns, yard sales and funky shops.