Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Teacher Toolbox

Like most teacher pinterest-ers (Yes, I like to make up words!) I have jumped on the "teacher toolbox" craze! I found the idea on Pinterest of course, but I found more details and FAQ from Mrs. Rojas on Create Teach Share.

I bought my toolbox from my local Lowes for $16 and some change! You can't be that!
It is actually called the "Stack-On 22 Drawer Storage Cabinet". I was surprised how "small" it was. In pictures it always looks bigger. But this little gem is actually the perfect size. It is roughly 9.6" long, 19.3" wide, and the drawers are 6.3" deep.
I got it home and started making labels for it right away! I used Mrs. Rojas dementions to make my own Word document to print my labels. Just visit my TpT store to get an editable version or click here.

In case you are wondering the font I used for my labels was FREE from kevinandamanda.com called Howser.

I will post an easy "How to" with my next post to show you an easy way to print on patterned paper. It saved me a lot of paper!

Here is my tool box after I loaded my patterned paper in it:

But nooooooo - more pinterest searching and I got the itch to paint it.

Thanks to my ever-so-patient hubby ... Here is the final product! I can't wait to put it in my classroom. I will post pictures once my room is complete!

Be sure to check out my next post to see how to print easily on patterned paper! Thanks for stopping in!
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  1. I LOVE it!! Was it hard to paint? Did you use just normal paint from Michaels? I plan on making one this weekend :)
    Mrs. Wilson's Class

    1. Hi Kirsten! It wasn't HARD to paint.. I did scuff it on something by the time I got it to the classroom and you can see the navy color underneath. I just used plastic Valspar spray paint from Lowes.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. How did you attach your labels to the drawers? I've used Mod-Podge before on a different project, but you don't mention the means for adding the labels. My daughter (who teaches 5th grade) just loves this organizer and, since I'm retired from teaching, I'm making one for her!

  3. Dimensions is maybe the word you were looking for.

  4. Do the pens actually fit?

  5. Where did you find the toolbox ?