It's back, it's back, it's back!!! Tara's weekly Monday Made It is back and now that summer is here I can actually participate again!
We begin with a round cookie sheet and some Rustoleum (I used Satin: Eden color). I spray painted it twice and it was perfect! BUT when I went to flip it over to get the front for it's second coat the Florida heat had made my already dry and perfect front side bubble and stick to the boxes holding it up :o( Since it is a nonstick pan, it peeled off quite easily. At this point I am NOT a happy camper and my husband, who is in construction, is telling me how this is nonstick and I should have probably primed it and all the logical things I don't really want to hear but should have before I began. Welllllll it's too late so we have to deal with it! He sees my frustration and being the wonderful husband he is, he immediately tells me all the ways to fix it, and he did :o) Just love him! My advice would be to only spray it twice! After that you start to get a matte grimy look and not pretty satin.
Here it is all painted! Now, had I not let it dry outside in the humidity I probably would have had no problem. On the second coat we brought it inside (no smell) and all was well in the crafting world.
Once all the paint was dry I attached the SUPER CUTE Polka Dotted Apples (Freebie) from Ashley over at the School Supply Addict. I typed out all the different places we would be and left one blank for Field Trips or other teachers classrooms or just working hard.
I laminated them with my new personal laminator thanks to everyone who linked up theirs on the first Must Have Monday! I just love it! I attached the Velcro circles to them so I could switch the labels out if I ever needed. Now comes my next overly ridiculous OCD moment. The vinyl lettering from the Cameo. I wanted white vinyl but Michael's didn't have it :o( So we went with black and I'm very happy with it!
For some reason I had a really hard time trying to center this and did the best I could but once I started using the rub on stick I chipped a little of the paint off. They are not joking when they say NONSTICK y'all! When you see the final product just don't mind the little ding, I have to clean that up, lol. I then super glued two strips of big ol' ribbon on the back and tied them in a knot (I'll be switching that to a pretty bow soon) and voila! Ready to hang outside my classroom door :o)
Here she is in all her glory! I'm just missing the clothes pin that will travel around the edge whenever we move!
I can't wait to see what everyone else made this week so don't forget to head on over to Tara's blog, 4th Grade Frolics, and link up for Monday Made It!