So this year, I was not able to get into my speech room until the last minute. We had some major renovations done to my school, and I had to pack absolutely everything up. I also have a student intern with me this fall and wanted to make sure to familiarize her with the school and procedures, etc. during my first two days back. Because of these reasons, I really have not done anything too creative with my room yet. I want to put together a cute bulletin board outside of my room, but it just has not happened yet. I do, however, have something to share with you that is new to my room this year!
At the end of this last school year, I came across this filing cabinet in a hallway at my school. Someone was getting rid of this
I am forever looking for new storage options for my room, and scooped it right up! The custodian thought I was crazy for being excited about this, but I knew that I had big plans for this baby!
First, I took off all of the handles and took the drawers out of the cabinet area. Then, I primed the whole thing using Rust-Oleum Professional Primer. I only had to do one coat with this. I covered really easily. I used three cans.
I finished it off with a coat of Rustoleum Gray Spray Paint. I only used two cans of this paint because I had already primed it, and it seemed to be going on really well.
After everything was dry, I applied some really pretty coordinating paper to the drawers using Mod Podge.
I cut the paper so that it overlapped on the drawers just a bit. Then, I put a coat of Mod Podge on the back of the paper and applied it to the drawer front. Then, I put an additional coat of the Mod Podge over the paper. After it dried, I put all of the hardware back on the cabinets, and was ready to take this baby back to my office!
Here is my finished product…
I couldn’t resist covering my pencil cans with my paper too!
Happy start of the year everyone!!!