Monday, 20 August 2012

More Pinterest Inspiration!

I cannot remember if I have raved about the teacher toolboxes which are all over Pinterest  but I am sure I have. Well I received my toolbox from Amazon and finally finished it! I am so in love with it and cannot wait until I can get it into my classroom. I am going in tomorrow to start setting up even though we still have 2 weeks off.


So here is what I did to make it...

When I ordered it all they had was grey ones. It took me awhile to decide if this was the one I really wanted but I was stuck on the layout of the drawers so I went ahead and ordered it.

I bought some spray paint that is made for plastics and painted it black. Krylon Fusion For Plastic to be exact.

I then made the labels to match my classroom colors, using a turquoise and lime green zebra print from Sassy Designs. Once the labels were finished I printed them on card stock and put them in each drawer. To make sure they will stay in place I used a wee bit of tape to secure them. 
I decided that I wanted it a little more fancy than just the plain black top so I took 3 strips of ribbon and attached them around the outside. Voila ! It is done and ready to use:)




Here is a close up of the draws for you to see. I have created an editable PowerPoint file if you want to get these labels and customize them to your needs. To get the labels for only $1.50 and save yourself some time click here.

Stay tuned for pictures of my completely set up classroom.

Updated July 30, 2013: I have recently had a few requests for some different designed labels for the teacher tool box so of course I made them. Here are other designs you can get for your tool box :) 
Blue, Yellow, and Grey Chevron
Purple, Orange, and Green Polka Dots 
Bright Neon Dots 
Primary Blue, Yellow, and Green Polka Dots

If there is another color combo or design you would like please send me an email at terristeachingtreasures@gmail.com

Cheers,
 


3 comments:

  1. Ah! I just bought a 7-drawer plastic storage set a few weeks ago and really don't want it white. I forgot all about spray paint!

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    1. After painting mine I now want to paint EVERYTHING. I was thinking today how I could convince my school district to let me paint the shelves in my classroom:)

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  2. Oh man, I wish I could spray paint my shelves!! They are 1980's orange!

    Your tool box looks great! I'm a little late to the game and just made mine now.

    Heidi
    Secondgradealicious!

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