>Making back to school more fun…

>I am a teacher. So I am not loving all of these “Back to School” signs e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e! But I guess I’d better make it more fun while the inevitable looms nearer…

I inherited this easel from another teacher in my school. It has sat around not being fully used, for the past two years in my classroom.

I found this lovely mistinted paint from Lowes for $5.00, and knew it would be a fun classroom color. So I painted the legs this fun color šŸ™‚

Then, I bought my first quart of chalkboard paint, and I think I’m in love! The man was trying to sell some whiteboard paint (did you know that’s the “new thing”?!) But I like the old-school chalkboard.

I measured, made a border with some leftover neutral paint.

and put 3 coats of the chalkboard paint in the middle!

It’s sitting in my living room drying right now, but I’m so excited to bring it to my classroom! I think it’ll be great šŸ™‚

*UPDATE: Here is a picture of it in use in my classroom

Another picture… (like those BRIGHT yellow floors? haha)

Let me know your thoughts…I love hearing from you! Also, please check out the amazing parties I’ll be linking up to on the sidebar. šŸ™‚

14 Responses to “>Making back to school more fun…”
  1. Rhiannon says:

    >looks great! i love that color! way to go!

  2. Alison says:

    >This is so cute! Love your colors. And I had NO idea about the whiteboard paint!!

  3. Kristin says:

    >I think it's adorable! I homeschool my kids and I think this piece would be great…fun *and* functional! Maybe I should start hunting for an easel! And whiteboard paint?? That sounds pretty awesome, too!

  4. C.R.A.F.T. says:

    >what a lovely chalkboard! come on over and link it up at MMM šŸ™‚

  5. >Great job! I am going to feature this!Bonnie šŸ™‚

  6. C.R.A.F.T. says:

    >i'm featuring this on wed!! thank you for linking up šŸ™‚

  7. Meg says:

    >Perfect! Great idea. Those kindergartners will love coloring on it!

  8. Julie says:

    >Yes, that is very cute! Love the color

  9. >I have a chalk board that I need to repaint. Thanks for the info on how to…

  10. >Looks lovely – I taught kindergarten for three years before I had my oldest child!

  11. 1bellastager says:

    >It's really cute:)

  12. >That is so cute! I love the color that you used on the legs!

  13. Cristie says:

    >What a welcome back for your students! Very cute.

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