Little Classroom Details

Today and yesterday I started decorating my classroom!  School begins next week, and I think I'm making good progress so far :)  I'm not ready for a reveal yet, but I thought I'd share some little details!

This is my filing cabinet.  The side that faces the room is in decent shape, so I didn't cover it with any paper before setting up my classroom jobs display.  The top, however, was a different story!  It was rusting and quite ugly to look at, so I decided to use contact paper to cover it!  My mom helped me adhere the paper to the cabinet... it wasn't easy {I'm not a pro like Ms. White!} but we managed to get it down with very few bubbles!  I also added pink chevron washi tape trim, because the contact paper was *justthismuchsmaller* than the cabinet.  I love the way it looks!!  SO much better than rust!!

I have three sky wires that run across my classroom: two for student work, and the one above.  This one is smaller than the others, and it's in front of my classroom closets.  Because the doors are so dark, I needed a little somethin' to brighten the space... hence these beeeeautiful paper lanterns from School Girl Style!  I could stare at them all day!

Layered border seems to be a popular choice this back-to-school season, so I thought I'd jump on the layering train!  I got this bright polka dot border from Teacher Created Resources {blue and pink} and the gray chevron from a local teacher store.  I put them together and capital L-O-V-E how they look!!  As you can see, I have the blue/gray combo framing bright pink paper, and the pink/gray combo framing bright blue paper.  Gotta color coordinate!!

Aaaand that's all for now! :)

What small details did you add to your classroom?

25 comments

Danielle said...

I love the contact paper on the filing cabinet! Makes me want to do that to mine!!

Danielle
Carolina Teacher

Teaching in the Tongass said...

I went with a chalkboard and burlap theme this year and am looooving it! I love the contact paper-cover...I'll have to mull that over and see what I can do :)



Teaching in the Tongass

Courtney Bartlett said...

So cute! Love the layered look!

Swimming into Second

Miss Kindergarten said...

OMGGGG I love it all!!! I did chevron/polka dot layering too, but opposite of you! I REALLLLLY want the gray chevron border, obviously!

Mrs. Sheehan said...

Your room looks so beautiful! Can't wait for the classroom tour!
Maribel

Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

FUN! FUN!!! FUN!!! Totally did not know the latest craze was layering. SOOOO need to get with things! Smiles and stop by anytime!

Jennifer White said...

Looks great, girl!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Jess said...

I used contact paper too! I love it and always get compliments. I like the double border! That would look great in my room! Thanks for the cute tips!
Rambling About Reading

Sara said...

LOVE your chevron and polka dots! I'm all chevron-ed out this year too :)

Sara
Primary Buzz

Samantha Lagergren said...

Where did you get your contact paper? I would love to do that without spending a lot, thanks!

Teaching Little Miracles said...

Looks great! I especially like the filing cabinet!

Crystal

Teaching Little Miracles

Hollie said...

Where did you get such fun contact paper??

Mrs. Griffith said...

I love the peek you have us so far! I like to add fun pillows.

Lindsay
For the Love of First Grade

Shuna Patterson said...

Your room always looks great! I love the border

Pocket Full of Kinders

Tina Mercieca said...

Very cute. Love it. I'm sure the kids will love it as well :)

Ms. Chae Charges In! said...

Very cute, and bright!

Melissa
Ms. Chae Charges In

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Bilingual Scrapbook said...

I know your classroom will look FABULOUS :)
Alexa

Aimee said...

I think I could stare at the lanterns all day too! I'm a huge fan of layering borders, but I haven't used the scalloped and straight edge kinds together, yet. I love it! I can already tell that your room is going to be so cute!!

Aimee
Primarily Speaking

Mr. First Grade said...

You can layer border?! How in the heck did I miss this train?!

Andrew
Mr. First Grade

Elizabeth said...

I love everything! Contact paper has become my newest go-to decor material :)
Elizabeth
Fun in Room 4B

Ashley Reed said...

Hey sweet lady...your room is coming together beautifully, and I am in love with the double borders! :)

Stacey Guidice said...

Where did you find contact paper like that?! I just redid my whole bulletin board background in a dark blue because that's all I could find. I have yet to see such bright colors like you found. I love your idea!

Jenn Bates said...

WOW, looking great! Can't wait for the big reveal.

Jenn
Finally in First

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