Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pinned it, Did it: Part 10 | Pinterest Thursday | iPhonography

Guess what?! I pinned a lot of stuff this past week ... and didn't get to any of it! But that's cool, because I have another friend who saved my butt shared her awesome pin.

Amanda is an elementary teacher and comes up with the cutest ideas for her classroom. She also get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest, as do all of us I'm sure. (Pinterest makes us look awesome, doesn't it?) Any who, for this year, I noticed she made this adorable PIN, from Fantastic in First's blog.

Photo courtesy Amanda.

According to Fantastic in First, the instruction are as follows:
"1. First, you need some storage crates that are made to store hanging folders. This gives you a lip around the top edge for the "lid" to sit on.  I bought mine at Walmart when they had all their back to school stuff out, so I think the crates were around $5 each.

2. Take a crate and head to your local home improvement store.  A very kind gentleman cut 6 pieces of plywood for me that fit perfectly in the top part of each crate.  Please note:  It is so important to take a crate with you, not just the measurements.  Our happy helper had to shave little bits off of each piece to get them to fit, which would have been impossible to do without the crate.

3. Next, you'll need to purchase some foam.  I bought a roll of 1 inch foam at Walmart.  It was actually cheaper than it was at the fabric store.  You'll need to cut the foam to fit each piece of plywood.  I then used spray adhesive to stick the foam to the plywood.

4. Last, find some cute fabric to wrap the "lid."  Cut your fabric a little larger than the foam covered plywood so you can wrap it around the edges.  I used a staple gun to upholster the "lids."  Just be sure to pull the fabric taught as you staple.  I did the two longer sides first, then the short sides, and then tucked the corners, much like a hospital corner on a bed."
Photo courtesy Amanda,
Amanda's take:  "They turned out pretty good. However, I used spray adhesive to attach the material on the first one. Which I think would have been better, but I sprayed it on top too which caused it to be really crinkled when it dried.

I used staples to attach the other ones, which was really hard to get the material on evenly. So, I think if I had just used spray adhesive on the bottom of all of them, it would have worked best.

I also sprayed scotch guard on top to help be able to clean them easier. Some people have used those cheap table cloths to cover them because they are easier to clean and come in cute patterns."

My take: How stinkin' cute right?! I mean, stools AND storage?! Perfect for any teacher or mom who wants organization!

Thank you Amanda for sharing your pin with us! I look forward to hearing your student's reactions on the neat chairs their teacher made! If you'd like to follow Amanda on the rest of her teacher/education pins, click HERE.

**Next week's Pinterest Thursday will have a different sub-name to it, but will still be Pinterest Thursday. I'm tired of the "part #" of my headlines and want the blogs to be more searchable!

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