Saturday, August 3, 2013

Super Shopping Saturday & Another Chair Tutorial!

Have you started you back to school shopping?!  I think I already have everything I need {and more!} and I still have a month until school starts!  I'm linking up with Smart Kids for Super School Shopping Saturday!!

First of all I want to tell you that every time I go to the store, I always tell myself that I'm staying away from the back to school stuff.  So far, I have not been successful!!!! :)

I found these at Walmart!

Table Caddies!!!  In the past, I have used pencil boxes.  But no matter how many times we have talk about how to keep them nice and neat and organized, the always end up messy!!  And then when they're messy, they end up upside down on the floor.  Does that happen to you?! :)

So this year I'm trying table caddies for all of their pencils, crayons, glue, and scissors!  I'm hoping it will be successful.  Anyway, these caddies were only .97!!!

These storage bins were also .97!  I probably bought way more than I need, but I couldn't pass up the bright colors :)  I plan to use them for organizing my supplies and maybe some book storage.

These goodies are from Michaels.  They were all on, cheap, cheap.  I think they were all less than a dollar!  I used one for my Kindness Catcher and I'm not 100% sure about the others. :)

The polka dotted bins here were also on clearance!  And the colored Sharpies I bought at Target for $5.  I buy a pack every year :)

I also bought notebook at Walmart for 17 cents.  I always buy them now and give them as part of the kids' holiday gifts!

I love back to school shopping!!! :)

A few days ago I mentioned the chair I found on the side of the road......I finished it! :)  I did a tutorial for the other chair, but this one was so much easier.  It only took me about 45 minutes!!

My other chair had arms and lots more pieces so it was trickier.  This one was super simple! 

First I my bf got the plastic piece off the back if it (I was afraid I was going to break it!!)  I needed an allen wrench to take the back and bottom off. 

I used a screw driver to lift up the staples and a wrench to pull them out.  I did this for both the back and bottom.  Get rid of your yucky fabric! :)

Luckily the padding was perfect on this chair so I didn't need to replace it.  I used 3M spray adhesive to glue the fabric to the padding.  {I did this because it was curved and I didn't want the fabric to be loose!}  It only takes 30 seconds to dry. 

So, glue!  Lay your fabric over, making sure you have enough to staple on each side.  Then staple!

I put the plastic pieces back on.  

Then reassemble your chair!  

Good as new!!!!
I l.o.v.e it!!!!! :)

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  1. You got some really great deals! Love the little tin bins and I have the same exact pink ones you got from Walmart. Love your chair too, especially the fabric you chose. Can't believe you found it on the side of the road!!! Score!

    The Bender Bunch

  2. Thanks for joining our shopping linky! Will you come do my chair...I'm out of time because school starts Monday!!
    Smart Kids
    ABCs of Reading

  3. I have been looking to get a new chair for my classroom, but you have motivated me to find an old chair that I like and redo that. Thanks for the idea.
    Kindergarten is Dazzling

  4. Wow, your chair looks beautiful!! I adore all your little bins and all the fabulous colors! Thank you so much for linking up with us. :)

    ♡ Lori

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