Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday Made It and Bloglovin!

     Monday Made It and Bloglovin!

     Hey friends! This is going to be short and sweet because today I was in a professional development workshop all day working on curriculum development for first grade math!  My head is spinning a bit!
   I did, however, want to share something for Fourth Grade Frolics: Monday Made It!  I have never linked up before and thought it looked like fun.  
     This weekend I just happened to stop into a local thrift store, I am always looking for a project for my classroom, and I found a file cabinet!  It was painted green and looked sort of retro! It originally cost $5.15 and all furniture was half off!  How could I pass this up?!  Here is what I did:
  • Gave it a quick sanding, just enough to rough it up slightly.
  • Spray painted two coats. 
  • Took the drawers completely out.  
  • Took the handles off.
  • Used spray adhesive to adhere the fabric to the drawers and around the edges of the drawers.
  • I then put the handles back on!  
  • I used an outdoor fabric and cut pieces of the chevron out and put them around the top and sides as a border.  I used the spray adhesive for this, too!
Here are some before and after pics.  

     Also, I wanted to say a special thank you for EVERYONE who posted about Google Reader and Bloglovin.  I have to tell you I had no idea that I was even using Google Reader! I have officially signed up for Bloglovin.  I was SO excited that I was on my way to 200 followers!  OH, well.  
     I have the  option to now follow me on Bloglovin over on the side of my blog.  Please make sure to click on the link to follow me through Bloglovin!  I was a little bummed to hear that my follower numbers will change!  I was SO excited that I was on my way to 200 followers!  OH, well.  

Have a great week!


  1. I love this!!! This looks amazing!! For $5.15, I'd say you got an AWESOME deal :) Thank you for the idea...I'm thinking how I could do this for my daughter with an old desk!

    Literacy Without Worksheets

    1. Thank you!! It was an awesome deal! You could definitely do this to a desk as well!

  2. Your filing cabinet looks beautiful! I may need to try this on mine!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

    1. Thanks!! It was a fun little project!

  3. Your cabinet turned out so cute!! I'm halfway through my redo, and hope it turns out half as cute as that! I love the idea of using fabric. :)

    Happy to be your newest follower,
    First Grade Fairytales

    1. Thank you! I love your table that you are painting! I tried painting a chevron pattern and I was too impatient! I saw where someone else used fabric on PInterest and thought I would give it a try! It was really easy to use. I am a perfectionist and I know that with modge podge sometimes things bubble. With this there was no worrying about bubbling! :)

  4. A wonderful makeover! Great idea--thanks so much for sharing...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  5. I love the cabinet! The fabric is so pretty!
    Polka Dot Kinders

    1. Thanks! The fabric caught my eye at the store! It just pops out at you!

  6. I LOVE this...I just got a filing cabinet from a thrift store for $5 and I am looking for some ways to fix it up! I found you through Tori's linky and I am you newest follower!
    Two Friends In First

  7. Good luck with your cabinet!!


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