Tuesday, July 24, 2012

3 Drawer shelf & Modpodge

Here's another idea for your classroom organization!!!

I have created this little beauty to sit next to my desk and keep papers off my desk! (Sometimes known as the black hole.) There are two file drawers because I partner teach with Ms. Rodgers so I needed to keep her kiddo's stuff better organized.

I took this idea from Pinterest of course... Here is the picture I was inspired by... Go check out her post at http://www.hillarykiser.blogspot.com/2012_06_01_archive.html
She's also got some great ideas for teachers! Love her blog!
NO PAPERS ON THE DESK! Eliminate the tower of papers on your desk.

My modpodge shelf project went so well I decided to dress up a 3 Drawer shelf I picked up at Wal-Mart the other day. I thought I would be happy with spray painting it - but my CDO (.....OCD in alphabetical order!!) couldn't live with the small amount of chipping that took place.

So enter modpodge!!! And after the first strip or two of this patterned paper I KNEW I had to cover it entirely.

Isn't it so cute??!!?!

Well..... if you haven't guessed already.... that wasn't quite enough. :) More pinterest inspiration and I had to add cute labels to the drawers.
So I used my priniting on patterned paper technique I showed you in my previous post.

I printed a template using Microsoft word and textboxes... BTW I got my super cute font FREE from kevinandamanda.com - it is called Smiley Monster. LOVE IT!

Cut the patterned paper I wanted to size and made sure it fit....

Re-printed without the textbox outlines and was done!

What do you think??

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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  1. Glad you could use this idea!! I just finished dressing up mine yesterday! I did the modge podge too! What a great idea! Wish I had thought of dressing it up before 500 people pinned it. :) Love yours!!

    1. Thanks for looking Hillary!! I'd love to see your updated drawer! Thanks for jump starting my organization!
      I edited my post to give you more blog love. :)

  2. Great pin! You definitely need to link up with Made it Monday on 4th Grade Frolics. I LOVe your blog. So cute! I used to teach 5th but right now I teach 3rd Grade. I have an upper elementary link up at my blog, if you want to come over!

    [url=http://littlepiggyreads.blogspot.com/]This Little Piggy Reads[/url]

  3. Great idea. I love the color in the classroom. Thanks again.

  4. Fabulous work! Your blog inspired me to do my own. Here is the link to where you were given credit for the idea. Thanks!!
    "What's Skow-ing on in 4th Grade?"