Monday, August 13, 2012

From Old School to Modern School

I am getting ready to start back to school and trying to revamp my classroom with all of the great DIY inspiration I have had on Pinterest over the summer.  I found a great old desk and chair over the summer at a garage sale and knew I had to have it.  

I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do, but figured I would cross that bridge later.  Then it came to me!  I decided to make it into a fun bright place for the kids to sit during independent work.  

First I used a little primer spray paint to make sure the paint stuck!

Then I went with a turquoise color and decided to accent with orange.  I thought those were some fun colors that weren't too boyish or girlish.  Then I decided to paint the top of the desk with chalkboard paint.  This will be a great spot for them to practice writing their site words!  I am so excited!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

It's Super Peyton!!

Peyton needed a her own Superhero cape so we decided to make one for her.  I found a pattern here. We  had to do a little tweaking because it was made for a bigger kid, but all in all it was so easy!  No sewing for the cape part at all.  We only had to break out the sewing machine for the felt appliqué we put on it.

We started by cutting a piece of knit fabric to the right size.  We decided to cut it to 18x22.

Next we used the pattern to cut out the shape and added some velcro.  And Voila! we were done with the cape itself.  But we thought that was way too Plain Jane for Peyton

So I grabbed some felt and started designing Peyton her own Superhero emblem.  I used spray adhesive to stick it down and then sewed around the edges to make it more secure

Ta-Da!! It's Super Peyton!!  She had so much fun flying around the house in her new cape!
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