I have always wanted to be a Pinterest teacher, the teacher that has the perfect room that somehow stays clean after 30 students live in it day in and day out. But it turns out that 30 students or 16 students with special needs in my case can make it pretty easy to turn into an Amazon prime teacher; even easier with that two-day shipping! Like what is this magic?
But this summer I came across this stool at a yard sale for 2 dollars
I couldn’t resist the idea of a DIY teacher stool project.
So I turned to trusty Pinterest and began looking at people who are actual Pinterest teachers and set to work copying their wonderful work.
The post I found most helpful and the stool I decided to try and recreate came from One Artsy Mama, and you can find that original post with all the supplies and goodies you will need here (.http://www.oneartsymama.com/2016/08/thrift-store-challenge-babanees-inspired-painted-stool.html?crlt.pid=camp.8BUAsF5KNkB4)
I set to work cleaning and lightly sanding the stool before applying my first coat of paint to the bottom half of the stool. I used Folk Art Gold paint and let me tell you, the first coat was ROUGH! I considered starting over with a new color. But after the second coat, it was looking much better, and I set into starting on the top half of the stool.
After I finished painting and letting it dry I knew I wanted something written on the top along with my name.
I have a shirt with the saying
Be like a pineapple
Wear a crown
And be sweet on the inside!
I decided that this cute saying also carried an important meaning for my students about self-confidence and so that is what I wrote on the top.
I used the transfer method found here, (http://angelamariemade.com/2016/11/how-to-easily-transfer-a-design-onto-wood/)
I LOVE the way that the finished product turned out. It is ready to enter the classroom in a few weeks!
And at least for this week, I am finally a Pinterest teacher, take that my Amazon prime addiction!