Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Made-It - Teacher Toolbox

I have a confession. I am NOT the most organized teacher, but I am working on it. Last year, I always had people ask me where this or that was. it wasn't all in the same place. I couldn't find something when I needed it. Some items were at my desk, some where at my guided reading table. This year, I think I am ONLY going to have a Guided Reading table. Anyway, I LOVE the idea of a teacher toolbox to keep everything together.


This weekend I went 3 different store to find the PERFECT teacher toolbox. I started at Wal-Mart. They didn't have anything close to what I wanted, but I did pick up the Scotch Expressions tape that I used. It was on clearance. It looks great, but I won't buy it again. Then I went to Lowes. They only had tall ones and I wanted a wide one. They did have great spray paint that matched the tape. I ended up at Home Depot with this beauty.



It is pretty easy to take out all of the drawers and spray paint. I have done a LOT of spray painting this summer and I have to say, this spray paint was my FAVORITE. It was Valspar paint and primer in one. I did not have to spray it a million times like I did with the cookie sheets. The color came out just like the lid.


I downloaded the cards free on TPT HERE. I liked them because they were in word and I could edit the font. I wanted blank ones so that I could use the tape, but you can find other free ones on TPT with borders. Just type Teacher Toolbox into the search engine. I bought the tape on clearance at Wal-mart. I thought it would be like the washi tape, but ti wasn't. It was like regular scotch tape with designs. It was hard to move when I put it on crooked. It also didn't cut as easily as washi tape. At one point, the tape split. I won't buy it again. I do like the colors though.


When you look at the toolbox, it does not look long enough to hold sharpies, but it is.


The final product is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE it and can't wait to put it in my classroom.

While I was out this weekend, I bought PVC pipe to make an anchor chart stand, but my husband hasn't had a chance to cut the pipe. Maybe I will surprise you with it tomorrow.

Be sure to check out who else linked up with Tara for Monday Made It!
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3 comments:

  1. Love it, Kelly! It's going to look fabulous in your classroom! I am making an anchor chart stand right now :) Will let you know how it turns out.
    Laura

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  2. Where did you get your Valspar paint for plastic? I wanted to know before I go out and try to find it!

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    1. Lowes. They have a great selection of colors. It is paint and primer in one, which makes a difference.This is the third brandI have tried this summer!!!

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