Sunday, July 8, 2012

Trash to Treasure...

So, this weekend I decided to stop in at a Goodwill store to "see what I see" and I found a ton of books for my classroom library at a whopping 75 cents each {including some A to Z Mysteries! LOVE!} and then I made my way over to the housewares section and stumbled upon this...

Note: It did not LOOK like this when I bought it... unfortunately I did not take a "before" shot because I was so excited to get started on painting it that I forgot to! So sorry! But anyways, I ran into this beaut... I believe that someone made it to hold plates and pots, it was just plain un-finished wood when I found it and after some coats of paint... Voila! I turned it into this awesome paper/file organizer that will be adorning my classroom desk for years to come! It is a perfect reminder to us all to always think outside the box and find new uses for old gadgets! LOVE how it turned out... you will definitely be seeing this when I do my Back-to-School classroom photos post in the near future so keep your eyes out for it.

I also happened upon this...

I took a "before" shot this time thank you very much! And I will be posting about it when I finish painting it so that y'all can see how it turns out.  This beauty is a wooden utensil and napkin carrier... like the ones that you would use for a party or picnic outdoors.  I, however, will be using it as my teacher toolbox for my guided reading table and it will house materials that I will need to have handy {i.e. pens, highlighters, index cards, post-its, etc.}

Don't forget... tomorrow is the day that I will announce my very FIRST giveaway item... so stay tuned because I'm sure that you are going to be as excited about this product as I am!

Happy Sunday! :)


Lisa R. said...

It's amazing what you can find at Goodwill for your classroom! I love what you did with the plate holder! :)
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Mrs. Reimann said...

I love thrift stores. Super cute project.

I'm awarding you the Versatile Blogger Award! Stop by to check it out.

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