Supply Box Facelift: Monday Made It

I’m super excited to be linking up with Monday Made It for the first time this summer!

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My project for this week was a super easy one because I’m not very crafty. I’ve had this storage box from Ikea for YEARS and used it when I had a bee themed classroom. (That was before I knew about Pinterest, so my “cute-ifying” skills were kind of terrible. I just hot glued some little wooden bee things on it and called it a day. Well, I decided I need to give it a face lift so it could match my Tropical Themed Classroom.

So, I started with this.

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I took off the little wooden bee pieces.

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Luckily, the hot glue peeled right off.

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Here’s all the stuff I peeled off…

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Now I was ready to start.

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The PLAN (you know what they say about plans…) was to paint it and then hot glue some shells on.

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I love this paint. You can’t tell here, but it’s glitter paint and I used it to make my READ Sign last year. So cute!

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This was the brush I had to use since all of my good supplies are at school.

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Of course, a few minutes into painting, the little miss woke up from her nap and wanted to help. 😉

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I finished the painting and let it dry. Once it was dry, I sprayed it with sealer.

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Remember the sea shells? Well, my hot glue gun is also in school which means all I had was good ol’ Elmers glue. There was no way that would keep the sea shells on. I decided to use these little plastic circles instead. I bought them a few years ago when I thought I was going to make jewelry. (Great plan, except I was terrible at it.)

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Luckily, these plastic circles are so light that the Elmers glue held them on just fine.

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Close up with the glue drying.

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Here’s my finished storage drawers! I love how it came out! I will label the drawers once I know what I’m going to use them for.

Hope you enjoyed!

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  • Julie Sawyer
    June 23, 2014 6:09 am

    Good job! Love how you were creatively flexible with what you had.

    Math is Elementary

  • Tara
    June 23, 2014 7:04 am

    Great transformation:) It looks great:) Thanks for linking up:)

  • KB3Teach
    June 23, 2014 7:22 am

    Love it!

  • Melissa Spriggs
    June 23, 2014 7:38 am

    Beautiful! I love the colors!!!

  • Debbi @3rd Grade Pad
    June 23, 2014 8:52 am

    All of my good supplies are at school, too! It turned out great! and Little Miss is precious! That’s your best “Made It”!

    • Primary Paradise
      Primary Paradise
      June 23, 2014 9:45 am

      Awww thanks Debbi! I agree! 🙂

  • Teachers Are Terrific
    June 23, 2014 11:01 am

    Personally, I love your little helper best of all! But the drawers did turn out nice!

  • Veronica V.
    June 23, 2014 11:05 am

    Very cute!! I love the colors!

  • Alison Rose
    June 23, 2014 1:55 pm

    That looks so cute. Love the bright colors. I really wish I had an IKEA close, but I imagine I would broke if there was one. Lol! Your little one is precious!
    Rockin’ and Lovin’ Learnin’

  • Melissa R.
    June 23, 2014 1:58 pm

    Looks great!

  • Selling the Sizzle
    June 23, 2014 2:05 pm

    It’s amazing how much the kiddos know when we’re trying to do something. Lol! I swear my little guy wakes up every.single.time. Haha. Great transformation!

    • Primary Paradise
      Primary Paradise
      June 25, 2014 8:24 am

      They really do! 🙂

  • Lindsay Perro
    June 23, 2014 4:58 pm

    So cute! And your daughter is gorgeous! 🙂

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