Monday, July 9, 2012

Made It Monday-Duct Tape and Yellow Paint

I am so excited to have the time to participate in Made It Monday again!

Last year my district bought 3 sets of non-fiction books.  (Yeah!)
They all came in these displays:
Not only do they take up a bunch of space, also they aren't visually appealing!
At the end of the year, we got the go ahead to let the displays go, as long as the books were accessible to the kids, of course.
So I am keeping one.  But it will not be acceptable for it to look like that!
My hubby suggested spray painting it.
That's a no go, since it is 100+ degrees outside.
So, duct tape, Duck tape brand, is the solution!  (I can totally do that in the air conditioning.)
My supplies
I put on one layer of white tape, and realized it didn't look quite right.
Too see through.
So after I covered it with 2 layers of white tape, then it was time for an accent.
I think it will look so much better in my classroom!

I am still in the process of making some signs and things for my classroom.  (Hopefully next week I will share those!)

For my home Made It. 
I am waging a war on beige!  (I know some of you love this color, but I do not!)
I painted my cabinets last summer.
So I finally had time to paint the walls.
We are putting a chair rail and moulding similar to the cabinets above in as well.
When I say "we," I really mean my hubby.  (He is a picky engineer, so he must do it himself!)
I still have a couple coats of paint to go, because I took the weekend off to go on a short vaca to Atchison, KS with my hubby.
We stayed here:
Glick Mansion
Where I they make this as a part of every breakfast:
Spiced Bacon Twists
It is on my Made It (Food Edition). (Definitely making this as soon as possible!)  Click on the pic to get the recipe.

Are you a DIY person?  What recipes have you tried lately?
Can't wait to see what everyone else is busy making!



  1. Hey, I have that polka dot duct tape and I LOVE it! You made that display *sHiNe*!
    Thanks for sharing,

  2. I am jealous of your book display! You made it look amazing!


  3. I absolutely love what you did with the book storage. What a great way to recycle. I will have to keep that in mind.

    Teaching, Stitching, and Parenting

  4. Your display looks sooo much better! I'm with you, I'm not a beige person either. I just painted an accent wall in my dining room about the same color of yellow.

    I'm your newest follower.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacheri

  5. So much cuter! Duct Tape works wonders.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Wow! What a great idea to repurpose those book holders! Duct tape...amazing:) Love that your getting stuff in your house done too!! I am running out of time for that.....freaking me out a little!!! Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  7. A great idea to update the display case. It looks great! I'm your newest follower. I would love to have you come by and visit me at my blog!

  8. Just found your blog through the linky! :)

    Teaching Maddeness
    Come join my linky party!

  9. I am loving this covering stuff with duct tape! Good Job!

    1st Grade with Miss Snowden

  10. Love the idea to use the colored duct tape on the cardboard display! And thanks for the recipe link!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  11. I LOVE the duct tape decorating to spice up that book storage! I have those exact same books, but I sure did toss out those cardboard displays! They are HUGE, huh? Great idea. I bought that exact duct tape today at Target--score!

    Also, thanks so much for the blog award! I'm finally starting to get into the groove of blogging more regularly (now that it's summer-ha)! I'm happy to find y'alls blog, and how cool that you blog together! Love that idea.

  12. This box is now very cute. Thanks for sharing.