Unpacking my Classroom and Making New Slip Covers for my Dramatic Play Chairs

Hello Friends,
It is July and time to start getting into my classroom and making it look like a classroom again. I am not sure about you, but I often find myself like Chevy Chase in the movie "Vacation" when he gets to the Grand Canyon and instead of enjoying the scene, he nods a few times, turns around, and then leaves. I FEEL LIKE THAT EVERY YEAR THE FIRST TIME THAT I WALK INTO MY CLASSROOM! I pump myself up to go and think of everything that I am going to get done. But when I get there, I stand in the middle of the room and become overwhelmed with the WORK and leave.... LOL..... That is where I was last week. I looked at THIS and walked out.... Sigh.....

BUT.... towards the end of the week, I started to slowly get back into my classroom and decided to try little things. One thing that I love doing in the summer is sewing. When I stayed long enough in my classroom to take note of what I needed to do, I looked at my dramatic play center. I noticed that the chairs looked a little drab. They were cute as a button when I purchased them 10 years ago! But as with all things (especially in a kindergarten classroom), they were losing their shine. It is hard to tell from this photo, but they were becoming discolored - especially in the area where those little bottoms sat every day... LOL....

 So, I decided to make new slip covers for them and they turned out great!

I followed this tutorial from "Interiors by Sarah Langtry." Sarah gave an excellent, easy to follow tutorial for making slip covers for my classroom POANG chair. A disclaimer... I didn't know that they were called  POANG chairs until I read Sarah's tutorial.... LOL.... Her chair is from IKEA, but I purchased my chair at our local grocery store about 10 years ago! It didn't matter, though, because I was able to take the measurements for MY chairs and use them to follow Sarah's tutorial.

Here is the "new" chair - I love it! My main classroom color is teal with accents of primary colors, so these slip covers will fit in perfectly with my color scheme.

Following Sarah's directions and making my own measurements gave me a really nice slip cover that will brighten up the dramatic play area..... when I finally get to creating it!

So that's it for now, my friends. As I slowly work towards returning my classroom to the place in which I want to spend so much of my week, I will share photos along the way.

Until then, I leave you with one last photo... This is from my garden... I love this photo because it shows that there is beauty in everything; even when it is not perfect.....

 Peace and blessings,