Lots of things have been happening in my classroom, namely getting ready for September and some painting, actually a lot of painting. More on this later.
Here are the first pictures I've taken of my room. As all of you well know, it's work in progress.
Don't you love the mess on the shelves? Since this photo has been taken most of it has been returned to it's correct location.
Now for the painting project. I have decided to paint my GORM shelves from IKEA. They are great shelves for the classroom. I've cut them into smaller shelves to accommodate little people who can't reach really high. They were the standard brown and I thought it would be nice to add some bright spots in the room.
|I've made quite a mess with the spray paint. I can't work outside because we've got a tremendous amount of wind here and spray painting in the wind isn't recommended. I tried it and it didn't work.|
|They are so much easier to paint when not assembled. I'll have to remember this for the new ones I buy next week.|
|This is nice and bring but I think have 10 of these bright shelves around the room will be too much.|
|This has since been primed and it's ready to get it's paint tomorrow.|
After painting one full shelf and returning it to it's original location and starting on the others, I'm not sure I'm going to love the yellow. Don't get me wrong, I love the brightness of the color but having the larger shelf at the front with this big bright color might be WAY too much for me. Especially when I put brighter colored baskets on it. I think it's going to be way too much color. I thought I would redo them a light blue color but upon further thought, I think I'm going to paint them white and let the contents stand out. If you look around the room, I've got splashes of color and some white to tone it down. White is my background color and I think the perfect choice for these shelves. I don't want one color to overpower the rest of them. What do you think?
I'm hoping to have the shelves finished tomorrow, the mess cleaned up and things put back where they belong. Until then...