I know. I know. You may not be thinking of heading back to school yet, but I'm already starting to feel the itch. What changes will I make this year? What cool new Pinterest ideas will I use this year? What will my bulletin boards look like? Lesson planning seems to happen all year long and I already have a few great ideas to begin the year. Right now I'm thinking about decorating.
Last year I dabbled with duct tape to dress up a couple of old file cabinets. I used a solid color (although the patterns look FABULOUS!). Each drawer was a different color. I like the solid colors because they don't show how messy I was applying the tape!
The before and after shot below shows the completed cabinets. I love rainbow colors AND black and white patterns. I guess you can see that in my color choices. The rainbow paper is wrapping paper that I found at Wal-Mart. Since they are metal file cabinets I added a few magnetic clips and used this space to post calendars, announcements, schedules, etc...
Not finished with the duct tape and wanting to keep the same color scheme I transformed an ugly set of metal mailboxes by adding a strip of duct tape horizontally. I then printed out a list of class names and added them on top of the duct tape with a piece of scotch tape. Easy to change next year and what an improvement!
This year I have some lovely music note duct tape to play with! I'm still pondering where it will go. Maybe a permanent bulletin board border? I guess we'll see. :-)