Monday, 14 July 2014

MMI and a Scavenger Hunt

I've been obsessing this weekend about trying to get stuff done for MMI. Although I did achieve a few home made its, I was desperately wanting to share a school made it. But alas, with a car in the shop this morning and a late bus to school, I wasn't able to get myself organised. Hopefully I'll have something for next week.
If you want to link up, or are like me and want to spend a week reading EVERY link up, click the pic.
So if you read last week's post, you'll remember that I have just moved into my first home and have been attempting some DIY.
About 7 years ago, when my hubs and I first moved in together and had no furniture, I bought a table from a Border's (remember them) that was closing down. They were literally selling everything, in the shop. I snagged a small round table for the living room for £7 (about $12).
The table has been a practical item, but was not the prettiest. The yellowy varnish colour of the wood and the bright silver metal base weren't matching my idea of pastels/greys that I wanted for the house. So we unscrewed the base from the top and go spraying!
We sprayed the base (after giving it a sanding) with white spray paint. Unfortunately in typical British summer weather fashion, it started to rain. The next pic shows the table with the top painted with chalk paint on top of the spray painted base.

My second made it was so super-duper easy that I could kick myself for not doing it earlier. I'm kinda in love with the Art Nouveau period. In 2012 my hubs got me a lovely calendar with adverts from that time period. I've held on to that calendar since because I knew I wanted to do something with it.
I bought some super cheap frames (seriously, £1!) and then took the glass to trace around the pictures I wanted. I decided for yesterday's project, I would only choose 4 pics. I chopped the pictures and stuck them in the frame. Hung them up and voila!

Adding a bit of personality to the dining room if I do say so myself.
I'm also linking up with Blog Hoppin so read on below if you're interested.

I'm amazed at how many people have joined in the Blog Hoppin' Scavenger Hunt. It's been really fun trying to find the items and I'm sure that more than a few people might think I'm a bit crazy.
I'm linking up with them to show off some of my fave pics so far ...')
BTW, no one I know in the UK reads teacher blogs, so again they don't understand anything I do, what TPT is, what task cards are and why I'm constantly whipping my phone out with a BLOG HOPPIN sign.
I chose this as one of my favourites because I had to pap the school secretary. Again, no one would understand if I asked them to hold this sign, so I tried to be sneaky and get the photo.

 I love this pic, mainly because I love that my kids love Go Noodle.
Another fave only because it's one of the only 'arty' good pics that I have taken.

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