Wednesday, August 5, 2009

inquiring minds want to know

so, i guess two weeks is bean's limit on waiting for a new post from me. i was gone for a week in mission arlington. we got home friday afternoon and i've been pretty much sleeping and working in my new classroom since then. i did have time for a really easy and cheap project. i found this metal pear basket on clearance at hobby lobby. it was originally $11.99 but i got it for $1.49! i didn't like the middle, so my mom suggested scrapbook paper. since i have a serious paper addiction, i didn't have to buy new paper. i just found some that matched my kitchen colors. traced the bottom of the basket, cut out the paper, and modpodged it. i didn't want it to look too perfect, so i did the top layer before the bottom coat was dry so it would wrinkle a bit. now it's looking cute on a shelf in my kitchen.

i also got this really cool rug for our bathroom. i guess you can still call it a rug. it's made out of river rocks. yes, that's our bathroom...with carpet. i don't know why they put carpet in the bathroom, i guess so my grandma would throw a fit when she saw it! but, the toilet and the shower are actually in a separate "room" in the bathroom and it doesn't have carpet. it's just with the sinks and the tub. we rarely use the tub, so it's not really a problem. i've got to go get ready to go work in my classroom...again. i am going to do a post about mission arlington, but it will have to wait. i want to get my room done this week so that i can at least take friday and tuesday off. my summer is pretty much over. i have a meeting at school monday and wednesday. new teacher orientation is next thursday and friday...and then inservice starts the 17th and that's it. eek!


Beka said...

thanks for the post!

Mzzterry said...

love the basket! the rug is neat too. sorry your summer is over....i wanna see pics of your classroom!

Pattylicious said...

The basket is cute. I have a paper addiction too and always look for fun ways to use it. I think that my students get sick of all of my colored and patterned paper. Good luck on the beginning of school!