Oh my goodness. What a busy week. Not only are we in the midst of our Season 16 finals, but we’re sharing two fabulous tutorials this week from our Season 17 competitors. I am so excited!!!
Lynda is sharing her first place Kids’ Back-to-School station with us this week!
Kids’ Back-to-School Station Tutorial
So excited to have made it through the Audition Round. There were so many awesome projects!!
The inspiration behind my project was my mudroomâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦. I call it my mudroom mayhem— the room that is always cluttered with backpacks, papers , Ipods, jackets, shoes, and the dreaded cat box!
My inspiration was this awesome chippy paint door.
It weighed about 100 lbs and the glass was missing so it was a perfect find. And a garage sale bargain at $20! Because I have a huge passion for up-cycling I wanted something unique so this door was the perfect choice. Even more perfect was the original old aqua chippy paint (which is my current color obsession).
First I bought a 24 x 48 chalkboard board from Menards for $8.50. Then I cut it to size and screwed it to the back of the door.
Then I added some scrap book paper with mod podge to some paper mail boxes from Hobby Lobby and painted the flags aqua. The mail boxes will be used as iPod docking stations.
There is a mail slot in the door so it was a perfect place to fish the IPOD cords through.
Then I took a scrap piece of wood, stained it, then dry brushed on a 50/50 combo of Annie Sloan Old White and Duck Egg Chalk Paint. Then screwed it on the door with some shelf brackets from Meijer.
After that I screwed on the backpack hooks from Hobby Lobby, the single flower vases that I bought while on vacation on Orcas Island, the clip boards for the chore charts, and added a chalk shelf.
Total cost of the project was $20 for the door, $7 for the mailboxes, $9 for the hardware, $6 for the sunflowers, $8.50 for the chalk board and $3 for the clipboards. Total cost = $53.50. Not bad for the whole job. The kids LOVE their new kid station and I am so excited to not hear â€œWHEREâ€™S MY IPODâ€!!! I do believe this project was simple enough that most people could tackle it!
So excited to have made it into the contest now on to so kitchen brainstorming!!
Thanks so very much for sharing your amazing project Lynda!
I know you’ll all see MUCH more of Lynda in the coming weeks, but I hope you will take the time RIGHT NOW to hop over to her site and check out of her already accomplished pin worthy ideas. Here are a few that I love…