Saturday, July 20, 2013

Let the Sun Shine In! ( ....Or Is It Friday Already?)




Why do the summer weeks go by so fast......? Anyway Friday is a fun day because it's time for Favorite Pins of the week!!!!!!!!!!! But SADLY, I could not find that The Favorite Pins linky was available- I did find a linky for Five Random things so here we go:

Here's my Five Things:

 (1) Let's start with my very favorite pin of the week:
I love all of that outfit and have most of it already- so I filed that away to pull out when the weather turns (right now it's 97 in Alabama....) 

(2) Look at these amazing re--creations made by Becky at Beyond the Picket Fence! On one of these posts she even gives a tutorial of her painting technique:


The cart in the first picture is actually a rolling cart used for an overhead projector- I know we have several of those still in my school.....hmmmmm......

Okay, now that I got those out of my system let's just focus on school...right...cause by this time of July we are only thinking about getting started back...tell the truth, you are even beginning to dream about your classroom again, right?!

(3) So here's an old pin but one of my favorites on my Art Ideas board and the reason for the title of this post:
I love this project ---so myself and two of my teacher friends hosted an Art Summer School and recreated this! Here's a shot of our display in the hallway of my school:
Pretty awesome, I know! Thank you Farley for  that idea! Click on the picture to link back to her post about how to do this project!


(4) Now, I know this next one is something you have seen on Pinterest--- a re-created filing cabinet! You just use some mod podge and scrapbook paper and turn your boring cabinet into a masterpiece. Here's a comparison of the Pinterest idea and my cabinet:
Now, I am not going to lie- this was not easy. First, the drawers have to be pretty empty- so removing the contents is a big task all by itself! I took the handles off and removed a plastic insert. Then I was able to remove the label frame which left a pretty smooth surface. Once, the stuff dried I went back and added a strip of thin duct tape to the bottom of the drawers to help with opening and closing and possibly damaging the scrapbook paper where it overlapped. I might also have to go back with some tape around the drawer sliding buttons to reinforce. But, it did turn out cute!

(5) Next project-----PAINTING BULLETIN BOARDS!!
Like this pin (sorta):

Several of my friends have tackled this and their boards all look great! It eliminates the need for covering boards with paper---- here's a step by step for you:
1. Purchase supplies- I got the little paint container at our local Sherwin Williams store for less that $7. (Click HERE to see the product- it's called "Color to Go".)  I used a little roller and a very old paint tray:
2. Start painting- I did not tape edges or anything extreme- just started rolling:
Also, I used a small sponge brush to get close to the edge of the board but did not paint it completely to the edge as it will be covered with border anyway.

3. Finish and let it dry:
Add the border and here's a close up of that and you can purchase it HERE from Creative Teaching Press):


Finally- don't we all love quotes:
Seriously, that sign may be my next project !



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