So, I have recently started pinning two weeks ago when I first entered the blogging world (shocking, I know!). I started seeing all these stools on pinterest that people paint and thought, I could NEVER do that! This is from Laurie Cole Designs on pinterest....AMAZING!
I started with my supplies (scrapbook paper, acrylic paint, mod podge, spray glitter, and foam brushes):
First, I lightly sanded the stool with 220 sandpaper. Then, I painted the stool's legs and seat. The legs took FOUR coats. I didn't prime first though and I hope that doesn't come back to haunt me.
I used my Cricut Expression to cut a scalloped circled for the stool top, a center circle in a coordinating paper, and a black monogram "S". My last name begins with S but I am also going to call this the Sharing Stool where students can share book reviews and adventures with Lilly, the classroom pet.
I glue the S on the red circle and then mod podged each piece in place. I mod podged the whole seat and as other people had stated in directions I read, the mod podge dries clear! I had never used mod podge before and this stuff is amazing!
My next project was originally inspired by Tara at 4th Grade Frolics and she gives her inspiration credit to Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten. This was Mrs. Lee's sister's picture:
Note to Self: See picture below with letters too large. When using "base shadow" on the Cricut, the letters come out larger than the dimensions set! I wasted a whole piece of paper...ugh!
I still have to laminate them and string them together. I love how they turned out and they will go with my owl themed door. It will be eerily similar to Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten's picture (remember I said I can
Thanks for reading! I can't wait to "borrow" some more ideas for next week:)