Thursday, July 26, 2012

cute "new" bookshelf!

So, you know when you move into a new room and the teacher before you so "kindly" leaves you all kinds of goodies throughout the room, cabinets, etc??? (yes, i moved into this room 5 years ago and still haven't gone through all the junk, because I'm sure I'll use it one day.. HA!) Anyway- she left this run down, ugly as poo book shelf... that I have managed to hide in my library or behind things for a few years now. Well the other day I put it out in the hall with hopes that it would a)disappear or b) be thrown away. Every day I came back to school... there it was. SO i decided to myself... why not paint it and turn it into something new! =) 

This is the moment I wish I would have thought to take a before picture..... However, it is all done today and ready for my word work games! 

I also finished my tree!! I am doing owl/bright colors theme this year... and am so proud of my little tree! =) 

I won't share any more just yet-- my room is a M-E-S-S! I need to go up there Monday and clean a little... I am pretty excited though, I think it's going look great & be a great year! 

Total side note--- does anyone else watch Pretty Little Liars?? My sister got me HOOKED, I just finished season 1-2 on netflix and am totally bummed that does not leave all the episodes of the new season on their website, just the latest! grrrrrr...... If you haven't watched it, do!!! Its a great summer guilty pleasure. Now I need a new show on netflix to consume my extra time. sigh!


  1. I love what you did with your book shelf. I could only imagine what the "before" picture look liked. Your tree is awesome. I have a jungle theme and have been playing around with the idea of making a tree for my classroom. I just have so much on my to do list that I think it will have to wait another year.

    Mrs.G's Kindergarten in Heels

  2. Thank you!! I wasn't sure about the color when i bought it, but now that it's done i LOVE it!! =) I hear you on long to-do lists... busy time of year!! Good luck!!

  3. Hi! Found you through the newbie blog hop! I love your tree above!! It's so cute.
    I'm your newest follower! I hope you can check out and follow my blog soon! :)

    Mrs. Hodge and Her Kindergarten Kids

  4. That tree is so cute!

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

  5. Thank you Ladies!! =) I am pretty proud of my tree!!! Still lots more to do, but excited about my room!

  6. Loving the look of your "new" bookshelf! And that tree is amazing! Did you use fadeless paper for the trunk?

  7. Thank you!! I am pretty much in love with the bookshelf! =) Turned out pretty good, I would have to say! Tree- I didn't use fadeless paper, however I have theme ADD, so I wouldn't be surprised if I do something new next year. haha