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Monday, June 4, 2012

Made It Monday!

I am linking up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics...she is hosting the first Made It Monday linky party!

How cute is this button!! 

Well since everyone was making the teacher toolboxes...I think I know what I will be doing soon! Seeing everyone's adorable tool boxes made me have toolbox envy! 

Well....I already had another project started...and I just finished it!

Here is my inspirations....from Pintrest, of course!! 
Just use zebra tape from Michael's and you have a whole new organizer ;)

Sooo here is how I turned this....

Into..... THIS!!!!! 


Here is how I did it...step by BRUTAL step!

First I had to take everything apart, which was not hard at all! Then I tested the paint on the underneath side. To be honest...I was not so sure it would work! Well it did...so here's what it looks like after one coat of paint. I decided it needed another coat...so imagine it a little darker! 

Then I painted the inside middles...if that makes sense?!?

I really wanted to make the part where the students put in their papers bright and colorful. Sooo I thought paper and modpodge! Look at that....not so pretty! My husband said...why don't you just paint it black. BRILLIANT!! I forgot to take a picture of that...so just imagine the part below...black! 

Now for the brutal part! I covered the WHOLE thing in zebra duck tape (I got it from Michael's)! If only I would have know! This part took...DAYS!! I did each piece individually. It ended up using less tape, and I was able to keep it straighter. 

This is the back...its covered on both sides so when you put the paper in it you see the zebra print. 



Looking into it! 

I am seriously in love with it! It was a LOT of work, but I loved the way it turned out! My husband keeps asking me to take it to the garage, because its in the middle of our tiny apartment living room! I just want to stare at it!! I love it and I am pretty proud of myself! So now I have check one of my summer to-do's off my list!! 

Make sure you link up and show off your hard work!!! 

I am off to Pintrest to decide on what I want to do for next Monday!!


  1. Thanks for linking up!!! What an awesome job you did!! Love the brightness and colors:) (They match my colors:) ) Thanks for stopping by, can't wait to see what you do next:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. That is gorgeous! You did a terrific job (even if it was brutal! lol). I'm your newest follower, by the way! Stop by & check out my blog....

    Primary Inspired

  3. I love that we can be so organized and look so fashionable doing it. Awesome project!

    Little Treasures

  4. Wow! I'm totally flattered! You pinned my project! :) Your mailboxes turned out sooo cute!!! Isn't duct tape the best?
    Becky :)

  5. Oh!! Amazing!!! I know what I am gonna do now with that lime green duct tape that I found at Dollar tree yesterday. I just need a different color for the outside but the green inside will be the perfect pop of color I have been looking for. Thank you so much! Off to pen this and follow you!

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  6. I love how your project went. Super nice~!!


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