Let the countdown begin! I have exactly 15 days left until school starts. My anxiety level is through the roof. There was so much more I was supposed to accomplish this summer and I have just plum run out of time. I was supposed to read many more professional books, make many more Pinterest projects, and spend many more hours by the pool. I mean... I'm already loosing my tan! But, I can't focus on that now. School starts in 2 weeks, so it is time to get my booty in gear and get some things done!
First thing to check off my list: PAINT CLASSROOM and tomorrow is the day. I'm still not sure what color to go with and I'm trying to avoid purchasing any additional paint. Right now, my room is a bright blue and green. I want to go with something a little softer this year. Last year was very...um...vibrant.
Here is the blue paint. I actually really liked the blue. The problem is all my posters left their mark. My walls faded so badly that I can see the outline of each poster, anchor chart, and word wall word that was up all year. It's looks really bad, so I MUST paint.
This is my library from last year. You can see the green wall. Bright, huh? I was worried about it as soon as it was painted, but didn't have the energy to go back and repaint. I made it through the year just fine because it was always covered in anchor charts, but I can NOT go through another year like that.
I'm thinking about doing blue on both walls (I only have 2 walls because of open concept) or a more neutral brown. What do you think?
Brown is soft and neutral but will probably require 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of base. I think I can get away with just 2 straight coats of blue if I go that route. The blue that I would paint is a bit richer and softer than what I already have on my walls. I'm running out of time and the thought of doing 2 extra coats is simply more than daunting, but it might be worth it.
What are your thoughts? Please help! Brown/tan or blue?!?
I'd love your opinion and I need it quick, because I will be up at school at 8:00 tomorrow morning with a paint roller in hand.
In other news, I totally scored at Office Max today. I love that store! The staff at my local store is super friendly and I got some great deals. Even my husband was impressed. :)
- 13 yellow folders for writing binders
- 5 composition notebooks for class journals
- 112 pencils because my students eat them for snacks
- 5 highlighters because they were $1
- 20 dry-erase markers in all colors
- 10 wooden *shudders* rulers (Note: I did not actually touch these in the store. My husband handled them for me due to my phobia. Clearly, these will be student use only.)
- 18 White Pearl erasers
- 28 fun mechanical pencils for prizes or whatever (They were $3. I just couldn't say no.)
What great deals have you found lately?
AND...what color should I paint!?!?