It’s almost BACK TO SCHOOL time. Today I’m joining 14 other amazing bloggers for a super fun Back-2-School Blog Hop! We’ve got some fantastic back to school projects and tips for you. Be sure to click through all of our posts for some inspiration.
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13. Curly Crafty Mom 14. Houseologie 15. Canary Street Crafts
I knew we needed a bit of a command center in our house for reminders and organization. I can be a bit forgetful and flake out every now and then. I try hard not to but with 3 kids, housework, appointments, meetings and blogging, it can get out of hand quickly.
I hoarded a crib end from when my now almost 5 year old daughter was a baby. She’s been in a twin bed now for almost three years. I just knew this crib end could be something awesome! It came from one of those convertible beds with the dresser attached at the end, but her room is too small for a full size bed so we saved what we could and got rid of the rest.
Here’s what I came up with:
The crib ends had holes from screws on each side of it. So I used wood filler to fill those, sanded it down then hit it with several thin coats of semi-gloss white spray paint (for plastics since this had a laminate finish on it).
On one side I added cork. I used this roll and it is a little thin for what I wanted but it’ll work just fine for us. I just measured, drew a straight line and cut it out to size. (With Kindergartener scissors because we can never locate grown-up scissors) then I hot glued it into place.
On the other side I wanted a clear dry erase board. I glued up some Scrapbook paper and then had Lowe’s cut some acrylic plexiglass to size and mounted it on top of the paper. I used Command picture hangers to do that. I think white dry erase board just looks boring and after a lot of use it gets grungy looking. I got this plexiglass idea from the genius Allison at Two Thirty-Five Designs.
I really love how it turned out! I know this will keep us more organized once my kiddos are back in school. This year all three of my kids will be in school since my youngest starts PreK. We are so excited and about 40 other emotions. I feel all the feels!!
What are you doing to get ready for Back-2-School time? Are you excited for the kids to get back in a routine or do you want an endless summer? I gotta say, I’ve enjoyed Summer and now I’m ready for them to get back to school.