Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May You Be Inspired Days: Map File Folder Organizer

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation week, I decided to utilize one of my old teacher items in a more appreciative way. Okay, I know that’s not the normal spirit of the holiday, but as I did teach Middle School for 3 years, I’m not exactly normal. Anyway, I had this unloved plastic hanging file folder hiding under my desk to sort important paper in. Why was it hiding under my desk? Look at it:
Map File Folder Holder Before
So pitiful, but still crazy useful. So it hid, waiting for a chance to look nice again, and not 20 years old.
With the remodel going on in my studio, I just couldn’t resist throwing a little
Mod Podge - Gloss - 16 oz on it. And I thought I’d tie it into the drawers, which have map page fronts. Here’s how it ended up!
Map File Folder Holder After  Map File Folder Holder After 2 Map File Folder Holder After 3
Ta Da!!! I’m really proud of it. Now for my inspiration, besides my own project http://stresstheseams.blogspot.com/2010/04/studio-rehab.html, which has a tutorial available at The Chipped Hammer, my hubby’s blog.
Then there is Little Miss Momma's Mod Podge Clipboard, which I STILL need to do to all of my clip boards (of which I can see ONLY four in use from my current location… jeeze).
And oh my heavens do I need to do THIS to my kitchen. Brandy’s idea is FABULOUS, especially the chalk cloth ones!
And The Cottage Home also has a fabulous tutorial HERE for covering magazine holders, which my studio could use as well.
And since I haven’t shown her enough love this week (hehe…okay, two days so far…but she is LOCAL!), here’s Delilah's Momma waxing poetic about Mod Podge too!

And don't forget! I'm gonna give away one of the items from this month's inspirations on June 1st! All you have to do is:
1. Become a Follower of StressTheSeams
2. Comment on one of the posts this month telling me what you would love to win!
International readers will have to pay their own shipping, but American followers will get it for free!
I'll close entries at 1am eastern standard time on June 1st and use the fabulous random number generator to select one wonderful winner. The prize will be a surprise for the reader, but I might just be looking at what they say....hint, hint! :)
So go become a follower and comment! And there will be other ways to get extra entries as the month goes on, so don't miss a day!
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5 comments:

janimal said...

Dude, you totally love me. ;-)

StressTheSeams said...

Dude, you're totally right! :)

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

This is AWESOME! Great job on the Mod Podge and thanks for linking up to Little Miss Momma! I love your blog design!

ashley
http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com

StressTheSeams said...

Thanks! I'm lovin' the Mod Podge these days, that's for sure! :) And your little one is so cute!

southerninspirationsblog said...

Now this is resourceful! What teacher would not love having this in her classroom?? I love it and I am not a teacher! Thanks for sharing our creativity with us!

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