Are you in the mood for Back to School season yet? I hear that in some parts of the land, today was actually the first day back for classes. We don’t start up again until after Labor Day, but I still find myself in the “Back to School, Let’s Get Organized” mindset by the beginning of August every year. Actually, by the end of August last year, I was already into Halloween projects!
Kennedy and I did this quick little upcycle project the other day to hopefully help our homework sessions go a little better once September gets here. Now we’ll always be able to find enough pencils, erasers, rulers, etc. AND, they’ll look cute too!
It started out like this: We had this brown remote control caddy that we never used. It’s one of those ones with slots for family pictures all around and it turns too, making everything easy to access.
I was inspired by these lazy susans from Pottery Barn Kids and thought I could make this into something similar that I would love almost as much as I love the real thing.
The paint that I used is called Hauser Light Green from Americana paints by Deco Art. It really is so close to the real PBK green.
We painted it up (and had some snacks too, apparently) in no time flat.
We used a few different fun patterns of scrapbook paper in the slots where the photos are supposed to go.
We used some letter stickers to label the sides that were big enough to fit a whole word on them, just ’cause labels are fun.
We’re running low on pens around here!
|We filled it up with all kinds of school supply type goodies and now we’re all set.
…speaking of getting organized, I’m pretty sure that’s not where that shoe belongs.
Anyway, Third Grade homework, here we come!
It’s a good thing they don’t need pens yet at this age…
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.