Hi friends! I got a blog makeover..what do you think? Kimberlee from Doodle Blog Designs designed it for me and she was so wonderful to work with! She didn't stop until I was completely happy :) You can check her blog designs out [HERE]!

I also gave my crate seats a makeover! I made them last summer and they desperately needed some new fabric. Although I used Scotch Guard to protect them, they were quite dirty and faded by June. My new classroom has just about every color under the sun in it so I thought this fabric would be perfect!

While I don't have step-by-step directions since I made them last year, I do have some pictures to share with you!

A kind gentleman at the local lumber store helped me measure the crates and then rounded the edges of the wood so they would slide in perfectly! If you're using Sterilite crates you'll need the following measurements:  15 3/4 inches x 12 3/4 inches.

I bought 2 packs of these foam seat cushions for a couple of bucks and just had to trim one side to get them to sit atop the wood perfectly! 

I used this sturdy fabric under my decorative fabric to provide a little more durability. 

Here's what they looked like before the makeover. I moved the cushion off so you could see just how dirty the top had become. 

I just added another layer of new fabric to the top and voila! 

Even Jackson approves :)

I've linked up with Tara, click the picture below to check out the projects that other teachers have been working on! 

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  1. I love your new design! It is so cute!

    I also love your crate seats. Your new fabric is so bright!

    The First Grade Dream

  2. I love your crates! I've been thinking about making them but I'm not sure I have room for them. How do you use them?

    First Grade Hugs and High Fives

  3. Love your new design & your crate seats are adorable! Mine are the best thing I think I've ever made for my classroom :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  4. Your crates look great! Jackson looks to be a happy pup to model for you! Found you today through the linky and am a new follower with bloglovin!

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  5. A teacher friend and I created these last year. So I used only 4 out of the 6 chairs with my students this year. At first they wanted to fight over who got to sit in them (even though mine aren't very comfortable). So I had to move them into one of my literacy stations and that is where they stayed all year. Now my other two are in my house for additional seating (or foot rests). They are such a cute idea and easy once you get the boards cut to match your crates. I love your fabric choices:)
    Kinders on the Block


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