Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday Made It - 7/7

Happy Monday! It's hard to believe that it's already July, isn't it? I can't believe that I just have a few more weeks before school starts... I'm so excited/nervous/anxious! I have a couple of weeks left until I can actually get into my classroom, and I'm getting so antsy - I so badly want to get in there and get everything all ready for my kiddos! While I wait (maybe not-so-patiently), I've been continuing to fill nooks and crannies of my house with projects I've made for my classroom, which brings me to this post. I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for my first ever Monday Made It! Today I want to share with you all my latest project... my teacher stool!

My latest pastime is scouring local thrift stores in search for things for my new house and classroom. I've been searching and searching for a plain wooden bar stool to use in my classroom and last week, I (finally) stumbled upon this bad boy for just $5! (Side-note, it is much harder than one might think to find a plain wooden bar stool at a thrift store.) Even though it was super duper wobbly, I decided to snatch it up!

Once I got it home, it didn't take long until my brother, boyfriend, and I got started and turned it into this:

This project turned out to be a lot more involved than I had anticipated! After a lot of sanding, wood glue, screws, paint, and some help from my favorite men (thanks Dad, Aaron, & Ethan!), that ugly, unstable bar stool was transformed into this beauty!

It is so cute I can hardly stand it. I love, love, LOVE my stool and can't wait to get it into my classroom!

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  1. So cute!! Great job everybody!

  2. Good Job on the stool! That will be super cute in the classroom! :)
    Kayla in the Classroom