Made it! Number...?!

Happy Monday morning bloggy friends!
I'm in for another Monday Made it with Tara! I've lost count what number we're on now!
So our school has rocking chairs in the K and 1st grade classrooms - they're nothing special, but super nice for reading/ meeting time. Well...when they put the Smart boards in last year, it left us no room for our HUGE rocking chairs, and they were all sorts of tearing the wall up from being pushed back and forth and the feet of it knocking into the wall! eeek!{wish I had a picture here.. you'll have to believe me on this one- seriously, huge gashes in the wall!}

So, I've been on a mission to find a replacement chair for the rocking chair. I realllllly want a director's chair, but I seriously can't justify spending $80 on one from Pier 1... the reviews of the one they have at Wal-Mart are horrible, so I figured I wouldn't waste my money there.

I was just a-walkin' down the aisles at Target... you know, like every other day and spotted this little green folding chair:
 
Because all of my colors are green/pink/teal/orange, I was SUPER excited to find it! It was only $10! so even if it doesn't last super long I won't feel bad about it!

Of course... I can't just leave it as-is, so painting ensued! I taped off some chevron stripes - I've said it again and again..I'm not a measure-it kind of girl, I just eyeball it. If it's not perfect, ehh, I can cover it up somehow! Just ignore your twitching eyelid if you have the urge! hehe!
I sliced off the extra pieces where the tape crossed over with an Exacto knife, pushed down really well over the tape so to minimize leakage.
And began painting away!
Pulled the tape off..(see the few leaks..covered those buggers with dots and swirls! :)
And added some cutie little details!

I'm really happy with it! Because it is plastic.. I'm a teeeensy bit worried about peel-age. I've done a little "reserach" and Krylon has a clear coat spray paint that works on plastic. If that does well, I'm going to paint the seat part, too. I would be so sad though if my tush rubs off all the hard work I put into painting it! ;) I promise I'll let you know after I try it out! Anyone else have any advice??

While I was at it this week I *finally* made those crate seats!
I made 4 of them to go in my reading corner, super excited about the way they turned out!  
{If you want a great tutorial, check out Ginger's post!}

And also decorated these clipboards with this AWESOME chevron-in-my-colors Duck tape! woot woot! The only bad thing.. a whole roll only covered 3 clipboards. I need to snag another roll (found it at Michael's) to finish up the rest of them. I promise in person it really doesn't hurt your eyes like this picture does!
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18 comments

  1. Looks awesome! I did my clipboards with the zebra duct tape - now I want to redo with the chevron!

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  2. I think all of your made its came out great. I love the chevron patterns.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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  3. Your projects came out great! Love your seat crates!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade

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  4. Love the chair!

    Stop by soon.
    I am having a Linky about your All Time Favorite Teacher.

    :)
    Tamera
    http://myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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  5. All your things look great! I found a $10 Director's Chair at Lowe's. You just had to buy the 5.00 Fabric to go with it and slide it on. I painted mine and love it... just a thought even though you've already found a really cute chair.

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  6. Adorable! I love love love how your chair turned out! It's so much fun when I find a great deal when I'm out shopping. Sad news is I haven't been shopping enough lately to find anything!! Probably for the best that I'm saving my money though.

    Amanda
    Reaching for the TOP!

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  7. Cute!!!! I love the seat crates as well. Where did you get the coverings?

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  8. what did you put in the seat crates. I have everything ready except what goes inside?

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    1. I just put up a tutorial under the picture to clarify. :)

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  9. Oh my goodness, how cool are you??? I LOVE this!!!!!!! I may have to play copy cat!!!! lol.. So stinkin' cute what you did with the chair---am I'm the worst about, "I can't just leave it like it is...." ---tends to get me in binds at times! ha. Enjoyed this post. Thanks.

    Ann Marie Smith @ Innovative Connections

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  10. LOVE that chair! I might have to do that!

    Tonya
    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers
    I’m having a giveaway! Come on over!!!

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  11. Your chair looks awesome!!

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  12. I just saw that chair at Target yesterday and thought, "I need that...but for what?" Now I know!!!

    Natalie
    Teachery Tidbits

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  13. Very cool! The chair is AWESOME! and I love those crates! You are very creative... :)

    ~Sara~
    Ramblings of a Deaf Ed Teacher's Mind...

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  14. I love your chair. The chevron pattern looks great!! I'm new to blogging. Come by and visit me at secondgradechatter.blogspot.com

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  15. Your chair is so cute! I'm loving it! :)

    Leslie
    Miss R's Room

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  16. Did you add those details on yourself by hand!? Either way -- it looks fabulous!!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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  17. I really want to make those chairs--they look like so much fun!

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