Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Back to School Organizers

Today I'm working on a repurposed
back-to-school project for my classroom 
that can also be used in your home...

These are IKEA buckets left over from my
daughter's wedding....
Inexpensive and adorable.

Last year I did I did a project with these buckets...  
I changed the finish on them

Today I'm painting the buckets a pretty, bright color...

I gave each a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint,
followed up with a coat of Polycrylic...
these buckets will get heavy use in my classroom.

This color is called Provence and it is reminiscent
of the antique blue mason jars in the background.

In your home, these painted buckets would
be beautiful for plants or as organizers, 
and of course the color possibilities are endless.

 I added vinyl labels and now these are
perfect for my Pre Kindergarten classroom!

It's time to get ready for school again...
time sure flies when you're having fun!


  1. Good idea! and you can move them around as you need them...

  2. You're going to have the best looking classroom at school. Guess what all the other teachers are going to be hinting that they want you to make for them? Watch out!

  3. LOVE! sooo cute!

    have a great school year! sometimes I miss being a teacher... but it's only for a moment. ;)


  4. Love the color Susan! I'll bet you'll have the most organized pre-K class on Long Island. =) Come on over when you have a chance - I'm having a giveaway!


  5. so pretty,, love the color. I was an assistant teacher for about 5 years,,sometimes I miss it but only for a second..lol.


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