27 July 2015

Make it RING with BLING!

Happy to finally be teaming up wth Tara for her Monday Made-it linkup.  This week I'm sharing two projects that show off my love for the color turquoise.  They will be nice additions to my classroom!

#1 - DIY silver-dipped stools
you know what is great about these wooden barstools? They were FREE!  While doing a drive around my neighborhood in early June while we were having bulk pick-up (the time where the city allows you to place unwanted furniture items you do to want to haul off to the goodwill out on your driveway, along with your recent landscaping clippings, etc.) I found these!! They are about $16 a piece at Walmart so I figured I saved some money! 
 My inspiration and tutorial for the dipped look closely followed my pinterest inspiration, they used a raspberry base color and dipped the legs and stool top in gold.  See link here.  For my stool covers, I'm going to order these coordinating cushions from Etsy but until they arrive, I just used this fashionable shelf liner I picked up at Burlington Coat Factory last year.

#2 - Blinged Out Bell
Next up is my tiny make me happy project. Spray painted the bell turquoise (used to be hot pink) and added rhinestones from Hobby Lobby. I recommend getting the kind that peel off the clear film in one long strip that way it makes adhering around the base of the bell that much easier!! Super simple and satisfies my need for bling when I ring! :)

Be on the lookout for some classroom updates in the Made-It section of life because I'm heading back in for my first contract day of the school year today.  Luckily, no meetings, just teacher work time - woohoo bulletin boards!



  1. So cute!! Love them both!!! The dipped stools and they were free! Gotta love that!!!! I may need a blinging ringer too!!! Thanks for linking up:)
    4th Grade Frolics

  2. I love your touches of bling! That stool is adorable!

    Primarily Speaking

  3. So so cute!! I love your makeovers:) I think I need to add some bling to some items in my room.
    Are We There Yet?

  4. Super cute stool. The bling on your bell is a nice touch. I'm sure your kiddos will love it.

    Have a great week!

  5. I have one of those bells! I definitely need to bling mine out. Thanks for the idea!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  6. loving the bling on the ring! Super cute! Thank you for sharing!
    Sandra from luckynlambie!

  7. Lovin the bling on the ring! I have an old-fashioned school bell that could sure use some jazzin' up. I'm glad to have found you through the linky. Movin' to fourth this year, so I'm following you!

  8. Your bell is darling. I have a bell - does the paint seem to stick all year?

  9. I love your stool and your bell. We need the little things that make us happy in life.

    My Bright Blue House