Monday, August 5, 2013

Blurred Lines....I mean black lines! & A Gift Card!!

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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21 comments :

  1. Omg what a difference. Everything looks fantastic. I love the contact paper!!! Im going to do the words learn with the big letters for my hallway, if I'm given permission. :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I got permission to paint in my room and it was AWFUL!! So we had to fix it to something more pleasant today! LOL

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  2. You're filing cabinets look awesome! Do you know if that contact paper stuff comes off easily?

    Jessica
    Literacy Spark

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    1. TY! Well I have had to take really old contact paper off some of the stuff in my room...I was recovering these items so I didn't work too hard on them. But I think with things like goo gone you should be able to basically get it all off pretty easy if need be!

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  3. LOVE your desk and filing cabinets! I'm going to use this wonderful idea :)

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    1. Thanks! Please send me a note when you do it! Would love to see pictures from others!!

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  4. Oh my gosh, you were busy this week. Can you come over and do my room too? lol

    Terri
    The First Grade Princess

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    1. LOL Yes we were! I wouldn't have gotten nearly so much done if mom wasn't here! If I had the time I would love to!!

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  5. I love the desk and word sets for the walls! Great job!!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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    1. Thanks! Got my name on the wall today and I am so happy with the way it turned out!!

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  6. I love that song too! And Jimmy Fallon is hilarious! All of your projects turned out so cute! I love that contact paper!
    A Tall Drink of Water

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    1. My daughter keeps asking me to play it again! She loves the banana!

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  7. WOW!!!!! That desk and filing cabinet are AMAZING. I wish I could do that but we can't cover any of the furniture. I really love what you do! I can't wait to see your final photos.

    Renessa
    Kruzin' Through Kinder With Miss B

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    1. Thank you! Well last year I had fabric draped over the filing cabinet and I used just a little hot glue to hold it in place. Then I hot glued border to the edges to make it look a little better....Maybe you could cheat?....

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  8. Your desk and file cabinet look amazing! Such a transformation! Sweet giveaway! Thanks for hosting...Vicky
    Keep Calm and Imagine

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    1. Thanks Vicky! Has made a huge difference! Thank you for stopping by!

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  9. Wow! You have put a lot of work into your classroom.

    sandi
    rubberboots and elf shoes

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  10. Everything looks fabulous! I did a similar make over in my room last year with my daughter's help. We painted/Contact Papered/Duct Taped in black and white damask anything that stood still, including my refrigerator. It really brought the old beige furniture up to date. Now teachers and parents want a "Redo Tour" every time they walk in. Be prepared for all of the complements...you must have the best looking room on campus!

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    1. Have you used washi tape yet? It is awesome! Also the refrigerator I hadn't thought of that! I'll have to add some tape or something to it in the morning!

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    2. I haven't tried the Washi tape yet. I hear great things from everyone, but I know that if I start I'll just go wild. The duct tape/contact paper obsession is more than enough right now! I need an intervention!

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