August 5, 2012

Classroom Paint and More School Supplies

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

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.)
All of this for just under $25.  I'm so proud.  :)

What great deals have you found lately? 

AND...what color should I paint!?!?


  1. Blue! I love your green, too! :) great deals from office max!

  2. If it were me, I'd keep the green. Haha, I LOVE the color green! I wouldn't do two coats if I were you. I think blue on both would look great. I wonder if they'd let me paint my walls..
    iTeach 1:1

  3. I painted my old classroom a soft sky blue. It was very calming and helped brighten my inside room with no windows.

  4. I think blue would be a nice color!! Good luck & can't wait to see pictures! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. I vote for blue!!!! But no matter what you do- it will look fabulous!!!! :-) Good luck!

  6. I'd do blue. The brown would be a little dreary and also would blend too much with that horrid (sorry) accordian wall you have

  7. I also like the green color...but if you don't like it, I would go with blue. Happy painting.

  8. The above comment was from me Amanda.

    -Jessica H. :)

  9. Go with the blue. Several of my coworkers have blue walls and their rooms seem very calm.


  10. Lovely colors..I really liked your art..Great combination..

  11. Blue, my room is blue and I love it.

  12. Thanks for the great advice everyone! I'm going with blue. Let the painting commence!

  13. I know I'm too late to respond with my opinion, but I agree that blue would be best! And oh my goodness what a crazy good deal you got shopping, was that just the normal week's sale? If so I definitely need to get over there! Thanks for the news!!!

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits

  14. Those are a lot of school supplies. I hope you have enough to last you for the whole school year.


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