Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Update to the "I'm Outta Here" board

If you've read the update to my "I'm Outta Here" board that I made yesterday (you can read the original post and the update added here), you know that I messed up that board with Gorilla Glue.  Here's a sample of the mess:
It was everywhere.  I was so mad.  I let it sit there for several days before I decided to do anything about it, because I knew it would not be an easy fix.  Today, I finally decided to tackle it.  After trying to cut away most of the seeped out glue with scissors and a knife, I was left with chipped paint and remnants of glue.  I didn't know what to do.  I decided to try to make borders around the frames that got messed up with ribbon, but wouldn't work well and would require a lot more gluing.  So I went with duct tape.  I had searched and searched for polka dot duct tape everywhere locally and couldn't find any.  I was frustrated by that because there are some projects I wanted to use it on.  But Saturday I scored at a Walmart about 30 minutes away.  I bought 4 rolls.  Then my husband told me today that he saw some at our local Walmart today. *sigh*  Of course.  It would happen that way.  Anyway....

After a while of dealing with it, this is what I came up with.  I added some polka dots to it, too, because I thought it was just too plain before.  So here's the finished product (minus the arrow to be added once I get it to school) :

So, what do you think of it now?


  1. I love the polka dots! How big is the finished board?
    Stories by Storie

  2. It is approx. 4x3 ft. This sucker is BIG!! :)

  3. It turned out great! I think I like it even more! The polka dots add some spunk! :)

  4. Great blog! Glad I found ya! I found your "no name ' idea on pinterest & am totally using it!! I love your "outta here" idea as well! I'm going to have to think of a way to adopt the idea for my classroom! I teach 7th grade & it'd be nice to have a log of the kids who most often leave!

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Jess! I'd love to see what you come up with!

  5. Super cute Outta here board! I awarded you an award @ Hip, Hop Hurray! Tales of the Reading Rascals. Stop by and check it out.

    Hip, Hop Hurray! Tales of the Reading Rascals

  6. Wow, thank you, Rie! I really appreciate that! I'll hop over and check it out!

  7. I love this Jenny! It looks fantastic! The polka dots add a lot of color.

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart