It's Monday and I Made Something (Finally!!!)


I've been waiting to link up with Tara at  

but instead, I've been sitting in the sun. Doing nothing productive. Unless you consider Pinterest productive. Which I do.  

So I haven't made anything...

UNTIL I finally managed to tear myself away from the lounge chair and Pinterest and turned this:
with the help of one sidekick:

and three cans of this: 

into this:

I'm loving the color (I didn't know if I would)! And it looks so much more cheerful and bright! And now the shelf (and all the books on top of it) won't come crashing onto a poor, helpless second grader's head the ground every time someone touches it!  

Words of advice if you try this: 

Lay whichever surface you are spraying flat (this will eliminate the drippage {not a word- oh well} ) like this: 

Spray it, let it dry, and then flip it to the next surface. I learned this the hard way and had drippage. :-/  

Also, take a break because all those fumes will give you a headache!!!

Next job for me: organize the books to put in the tubs!!!

Thanks for hosting Tara!!!



  1. Your bookshelf is BEAUTIFUL! It is so colorful and's going to look fabulous in your classroom!

    First Grade Magic

  2. I'm not sure what I love more: the awesome bookshelf or your corgis!!! I can't believe how great that shelf looks with just spray paint. I have GOT to try that! Don't you just love how corgis always have to be involved. Riley would have been walking all over the newspaper, sniffing the sprayed bookshelf too. In fact, he probably would have ended up with blue paint on his nose...or worse...his tongue! LOL!

    The Teaching Thief

  3. Oh my goodness! It is lovely! I am a new follower and I would love to have you join my "Blogs of Inspiration" page. TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

  4. I love that color also. It is really nice!
    Modern Kindergarten

  5. It looks so much better. The color just pops.

    ✣ Miss Nelson✣
    Miss Nelson’s Blog

  6. That is cheery for sure! It looks great.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  7. I love the color! Painting made a huge difference in the way your shelf looked.

    Hooty's Homeroom

  8. Your bookshelf looks great!!!! Love the pretty blue color!!

    Lessons with Laughter

  9. This turned out sooo stinking cute! It's absolutely amazing what a little paint can do!!

    Reaching for the TOP!

  10. I love the color! I want one now.
    The Idea Backpack

  11. So, so cute! Love the bright colors. Now I am wanting to find an old piece of furniture and some spray paint.....

  12. I went out and got my paint today! I am so doing this tomorrow with my brown bookshelf!!! I LOVE this! Thanks!!
    Third Grade Love

  13. Your bookcase came out great!!! Congrats on doing your first Monday Made It. :) Once you start, you will be hooked! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  14. Wow! It turned out GORGEOUS! love it.

  15. Hi Sandy,

    The shelf looks GREAT! I love it with the baskets. Are your baskets new? If so, where did you get them?


  16. this is so cute, and I know how it is to have a corgi helper!!! love the color

  17. I really like your spray painted bookshelf. It inspires me to do mine!

  18. Wow! It turned out beautiful! I'm your newest follower! Stop by my blog when you have some time!

    Lacy's Letters

  19. Thanks for linking up Sandy! So glad you could. It's hard to get into the swing of things...that's the main reason I did this (was for me but others wanted to join in). I didn't want summer to blow by me....Your bookcase looks amazing! The color is super fun and so are your baskets!! Love your picture tutorial with comments!!! Thanks and hope you can come back:))

    4th Grade Frolics

  20. Your shelf looks so much better! I love it!! Great job! :)

    Miss R's Room