Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday Made It: Bench seat and more!

Oh I love Mondays in the summer! I love Tara's Monday Monday It linky party because it really does keep me accountable!  It makes me get my projects done instead of just letting them sit for weeks in the garage!
So for my first MMI, my end of the year project with my students.

I painted the background, had a friend draw the tree for me so I could paint over it, and then had both my classes leave their fingerprints on my tree!  I love the way it turned out and I did one for my partner teacher, too! 

I decided my door needed a little sprucing up, so here is I what I came up with!
I love the bright colors of the flowers with the subtly of the mint green chevron washi tape on the W.  Doesn't it just scream, "SUMMER!!!!"

Now, for the big one!  I wrote about this project last week, and knowing I needed write this blog post really made me finish it this week.  Now granted I was putting final touches on today, but hey at least it's finished. 

So a reminder of what it was before.
 Then I made the cushion

And.... drumroll please.... Here is the finished product!
Lily approves of the bench

I got the baskets at Hobby Lobby for 50% off and they fit perfectly! 
I also decided that the chalk paint was totally worth the money!  It covered great and the shade wasn't "too" white.  

Now I have to figure out what to do for curtains.  My MIL suggested doing away with the curtains and making a cornice board valance instead.  What do you think?

Well, I'm off to see what everyone else has been making!


  1. Wow - that bench looks great! So you used chalk paint for the whole thing? The cushing really adds the finishing touch - well done!

    Learning in the Little Apple

  2. Super adorable bench. Absolutely love it. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now your newest follower!

    Funky in Fourth

  3. Great job, Rissi! It looks wonderful.

  4. That bench seat is awesome! I used to have a table like that....wishing I hadn't parted with it! Too cute!


  5. That bench is awesome! I would love to have that style for my living room! Love the storage baskets!


  6. Hi Rissa! I love the bench...It's perfect! And the wreath! Very beautiful. I love the look of a cornice board valance. Maybe next week's MMI?

    Love your blog!

  7. I agree your wreath is beautiful! I just LOVE hydrangeas!

    Kay @ Sommer Pride

  8. The bench turned out FABULOUS!!!!! I would have to have curtains behind there...only because I don't want anyone looking at me!!! The wreath is super cute too. You're so crafty!!!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  9. Ok...your bench seat turned out AWESOME! Brilliant idea:) Thanks for linking up:)
    4th Grade Frolics

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