Oh, it’s so close! I just can’t wait for Spring Break. We’re not going on any trips, so the new project ideas are swirling in my head. A week off from the classroom, to concentrate on my own kids and projects, is just what this kindergarten teacher needs.
I bought four of these chairs on Craigslist for five dollars each. They are all ripped up and horrible looking, but with a fresh coat of paint and some new fabric, they’ll be as good as new. I have no intention of keeping them. I’m happy with my current kitchen and dining sets. I’m planning to find a cheap table to paint and resell it, with the chairs, as a set. I have had the yellow plaid fabric (below) for quite some time and I’m excited to finally use it. I went to the fabric store and found the other print for the backs of the chairs. The ladies and Calico Corners are always trying to convince me to use two different fabrics on chairs. They say it’s the trend. Well, I’m just going to trust them and give it a try. They are the experts in decorating!
While I was at Calico Corners I fell in LOVE with this fabric (below):
It has a Spring/Summer beachy feel. The fabric in the background is a paint drop cloth from Lowes. CHEAP!!! Layla, from The Lettered Cottage, uses drop clothes as curtains in her dining room and I love the way it looks like linen for a fraction of the cost. If my home had a season, it would definitely be Fall. Everything is warm, cozy, plush, and dark. I’m thinking that a Spring/Summer look is in order. Cheap drop cloth window coverings and just a few pillows with the Calico Corner’s fabric will be a welcome change!
My sewing machine will be running over spring break. I also bought Sunbrella, outdoor fabric, to make pillows for the benches in the front yard.
Oh, and I can’t forget… it’s time to reorganize the kids’ art cubby. The nice little marker and paper bins work best when the kids actually put the markers and paper in them! They LOVE the art cubby. They NEED the art cubby. They USE the art cubby every day. So, they will keep messing it up and I will keep reorganizing it. I have nothing better to do with my time, right?