The little miss and I LOVE the song Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke! Check out this version!
Ok back to the topic at hand! We are linking up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics!
Since Mom arrived we have been so busy in my classroom!! Last year we covered all of my bulletin boards in black fabric. It really helped my entire room look cohesive. Then I mainly use primary colors to accent. Most of our projects this year have concentrated on black and white patterns to finish decorating! Here are a few before and after pictures!
We started with my filing cabinet. We mod podged fabric from last year on to the outsides of the filing cabinet. Then we used contact paper from big lots for the drawers. (Tip: add duct tape under drawer to hold contact paper in place and help drawers slide better)
We did take the time to remove all of the hardware which did really help to make the paper go on smoothly!
Next we tackled my shelves this part was really a piece of cake. We used the same big lots contact paper to just cut and put on the back of the shelves. But it is amazing what a difference it makes on warn out school bookshelves! (The big lots contact paper was $2.00 a roll. I think we used 8-10 rolls in all)
Forgot to take a picture until we did the first shelf!
Next was my desk. Not sure about yours but my desk was pink and blue! LOVELY!! NOT!!!!
Wait for it.........More contact paper!! This time we used black duct tape for the drawers with the edge of the desk and drawers accented with washi tape from Big Lots!!! I can now see why people are crazy about Washi tape! This was my first time using and I will be staying on this bandwagon. By the time we left on Friday my mom said put down the tape and let's go home!
Can you see the legs I didn't get covered with tape?
Ok last one for today we used our JoAnne's Coupons to buy the big paper Mache letters and spray painted one set black to make the word READ! Then we used chevron glitter scrapbooking paper to cover the others to make GILL and we bought small wood letters to finish with MRS. I used mod podge to put on the scrapbooking paper.
This will go above my desk with the added Mrs.!!!
This will go on the wall that we attempted to "plastic bag" paint FAIL!! Now we have to repaint it just gray!!!
Hope you are all having great success decorating your rooms! We still have a Rafflecopter random act of kindness giveaway still going! Enter below!! Can't wait to see all the other new Monday Made its!!!
Much Love Autumn & Ruth
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