Wordless Wednesday: July 30th

Oh my goodness!! I have a little over week left of summer vacation. How is this possible?? I feel like it was yesterday that I was making my summer TO DO list...now here it is the end and I feel like I have only accomplished a few things on my list.  Ugh! Does this happen to you, too?

For this week's Wordless Wednesday with Sugar and Spice, I want to share one thing I DID accomplish on my list.

I have decided to give my classroom a makeover this year. I usually change things up often, but it seems like the last few years I have had the same set up and I'm bored with it. We spend so much time in our classrooms, I think it should be a space I love to be in.

 The work of Schoolgirl Style was the inspiration for my change. I purchased this set and I LOVE the color scheme! She has other AMAZING sets, but this one just caught my eye!

To give new life to some of the things I already have I decided to use give them a coat of paint. Spray paint is an inexpensive way to give your classroom a makeover. I brought home my rocking chair at the end of the school year and decided I would give it a pop of color with a coat of lime green paint. I cleaned it up. Sanded it a little bit and sprayed away. It was so easy and quick to do...about an hour of work! For the finishing touch, I'm going to add a blue seat cushion...when I find it!

 Instead of spending a ton of money on new baskets for my classroom library, I decided to give my few odd colored baskets a little spray paint makeover, too. Most of the baskets I already have are blue, so I think those will be fine with the color scheme. There were just a few out-of-place colors. I brought home this brown basket to use as my tester. I gave it a quick spray with the dark grey. I chose grey because I didn't want too many shades of blue on the shelf. I think this color will be a nice addition. I didn't do anything to prepare the basket. I just sprayed. The paint bonded well, but I'll let you know how it holds up during the year.
Have you ever painted plastic? Anything I should know before I spray the rest of them?
(I purchased the baskets at Target a couple years ago. I love them, but they don't seem to carry this exact style anymore. I'll make do with the ones I have.)

What is your theme or color scheme in your classroom? Have you done a recent makeover? Feel free to share your ideas in the comments! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I LOOOOVE every single pic you posted! This looks FABULOUS! I've never painted plastic, so sorry I can't help with that...but wanted to give a shout out b/c your decor choices look so great! Thanks for linking up and sharing.
    It's Elementary, My Dear!

  2. LOVE the color pattern!!! I've never painted plastic, nor have I really painted anything. Ha. I'm not the most artistic person :( My classroom scheme is going to be very similar to last year - black backgrounds (bulletin boards, some signs) with bright colors to make it pop. I use a lot of bright pink and bright green.

    Dirty Hands & Lesson Plans

  3. Very cute! Love the colors... definitely SO YOU!
    Have a great day!
    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans


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