I primed it first since it's laminate, and then spray painted it with an aqua blue. I used this beautiful contact paper I picked up in the Target Dollar Spot to cover the top, and I love how it turned out! I am going to use this at the front of my classroom for my document camera and teachers guides. I really love it!
Next I wanted new curtains. I searched and searched for something that would match and I just couldn't find anything I liked. So I decided to make some. I ordered this fabric from Fabric.com.
Which matches my room perfectly and sewed simple valances for my windows.I think they look much better than the old ones which didn't match my colors at all!
I had a large blank space in my classroom last year that I tried to hang things on but everything kept falling unless I used hot glue and after about November I just didn't have time to hunt down the ladder and use the glue gun to get things up there. So I decided to create some easy bulletin boards that I could pin stuff on.
I got foam board from the Dollar Tree, I used spray adhesive to attach colorful paper and a boarder to each board. I LOVE this new Painted Palette Ombre border from Creative Teaching Press. I got the mounting tape from Menards. I used this last year for a hall display and it was great. It's removable but holds really well. I taped the back of each board generously and then stuck them to the wall.
I added these above our writing center as well to display grammar and punctuation anchor charts!
I saw this post by Melissa at Got To Teach and knew I wanted to make one! So I had the poster I made last year printed as 18x24 at Vista Print..
I got a poster frame at Michaels. It was white and I liked it but the poster blended in with it and I wanted it to pop, so I painted the frame red and I LOVE it! Can't wait to hang it in the classroom.
I wanted name plates for my students desks that 1.) match the classroom, and 2.) have only the references that we really use all the time on them. So I made these.
Again so very excited about these! They are exactly what I was looking for!
Now head over to Tara's blog to see all the amazing teachers out there and what they are creating this summer! I love Monday Made it!!