Hello, all you crafty people!!! O.K…so, I’m a newbie to 4th Grade Frolic’s Monday Made its!! But, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been creating the crap out of stuff this Summer and marking things off of my to-do list!! I always want to link up….but somehow never seem to make it to that point on Mondays:)
Anywhoooo….this Monday I’m doing it!;) Are you ready to see what I’ve made….well, almost made!!! It’s not totally complete yet:) (I’ll get to that part of the story:) LOL!
O.K. So….it all started one night when I was looking at Pinterest (where else?!) for some ideas on how to make cool, cheap book displays for my boys’ room. (We are remodeling their room into a “Big Boy Room” because they have to “move in” together when the baby gets here…bunk beds coming on Thursday!) Anyway-I saw lots of cool ideas and really liked this one:
How clever is this??? They used an old shutter and turned it into a book display! It’s from a little crafty blog called: something to do.
Well, you’re not going to believe this, but, the VERY NEXT DAY, I was driving though town and spotted a yardsale that was calling my name. I stopped at the sale and low and behold-THEY HAD THESE BABIES FOR SALE!!!!
Ummmm….yeah!!! Those are closet doors!! He had 4 doors (which would equal 8 book displays:) He told me he would give them all to me for $6! SOLD!!!! I don’t know what I will ever do with that many…but I have them (and my husband doesn’t like me very much right now:)
Well, I went out and bought the supplies I would need to paint one up for my classroom:) Yes, Zebra Print, of course!!! (Zebra Stencil from Hobby Lobby:)
I just couldn’t wait to get started on my display!!!…But, if you haven’t heard-the temps in the good old STL area have been in the 100s for the last couple of weeks:( But, time is something I don’t have a lot of!!! So, when I had some extra minutes-I got to work! I primed it one day. Painted it black another day and when it was about 105 outside, I decided to do some stenciling….Well, my 7 month preggo self just about died!!!!! I could only do about 1/2 of the door and had to go in to hydrate and cool off!!!! Well, a few days later, when I decided to finish it….the stencil just didn’t work so well anymore:( And, this is what happend:(
WORD TO THE WISE=if you’re planning to paint in more than one session….buy more than one stencil!!!;)
Anyway….the part that I have done looks pretty cute:)
You can fit just about any paperback book in this thing….(nothing too thick).
It also fits the little “Learn to Read” readers perfectly!
Here’s my whole (unfinished) display:)
What have you made???? Link up and share!!!