Thursday, June 14, 2012

First Pinterest Project of the Summer...DONE!!

Happy Thursday Friends,
I am so excited!! I finished my first Pinterest project of the summer! My goal for the summer is to create at least 1 Pinterest project a week, because there are so many projects that I want to make! I was going to hold off and post this for Tara's "Make it Monday", but I won't be around! Destination Vacation is right around the corner!!! it is!!!:
The {famous} Teacher Toolbox!!!
I have known for a while that this would be my first project of the summer and went around yesterday collecting the supplies. I bought the 22 drawer organizer from Home Depot and I made the tags on powerpoint. Honestly, I couldn't believe how simple it was to make! I decided I didn't want to go multicolored when I made it, because my classroom is a pirate themed classroom and the primary colors are black, red, and white. I didn't think having a bunch of different colors would mesh well with my theme. 
If you like my labels, click on the picture to download them from my TPT store for free! I pre-measured them to fit each window.
So, I have one more thing to do to this toolbox organizer: spray paint it. However, I'm a bit stuck.  It's going to be on my back counter with black and white polka dot curtains above it. Should I spray paint it black or red? I'm kind of leaning toward red just so it "pops" a little bit, but I'm not sure. 
Thoughts please!!- What color should I paint it?
Have a great day friends,


  1. You go girl! Mission accomplished! It looks phenomenal!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  2. I would totally paint it red so it pops! Love your cute blog!

    Chit Chat with Mrs. Shaw
    Learning Adventures

  3. I love this idea! Super cute, and practical. Nice handy work! ;)

    Live, Laugh, Love, Teach

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  5. I agree with everyone else, I would go red. Super cute! Now I want one.

    The Busy Busy Hive

  6. I love how this famous blog and how everyone's seems to match their personality :) It looks great!!

  7. RED! This looks great and thank you for the labels. I am leaning toward a pirate theme for next year and this will be awesome to have. Its great when we don't have to recreate the wheel :)

    I do believe I am going to have to get my hands on one of these and do one :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life
    Nice Job.

  8. Looks great! I know what you mean about making time for pinterest projects!!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

  9. Red! And if it just does not work, then repaint it black. I have of these that I used last year that I am going to spruce up when I can get them out of my room.

  10. This is faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaantastic!

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    PS I'm having a linky and would love for you to join!

  11. Love it!! I vote red!

    We are having a Classroom Management Linky party and would love for you to check it out!

  12. I vote red!!! Very, very cute and thanks for the labels!!!
    Michelle @ Smitten With First

  13. Hey Lisa! Your project turned out great. I think I might paint it black so your cute tags pop, but either color would be great.

    We are getting ready to move (3 weeks) so I have been holding off on any Pinterest projects and it's killing me! I just want to get started.

    Thanks for adding your blog to my More Blogs page. :)

    The Teaching Thief

  14. I love this! I sooooo need to make one of these! :)


  15. Wow! It turned out so cute! can use that Krylon red that adheres to least that's what I'm leaning toward. You can always repaint to match your next theme :)Thanks for commenting on my blog!

  16. Way to go, Lisa! I want to do one of these as well.

    Learning With Susie Q

  17. Ummm yep, red was what came to my mind first too! I JUST bought one of these and plan to make one this week too! Oh thank goodness for pinterest and AMAZING people who share wonderful ideas. Yours turned out fantastic! :)

    Ms. Wilkie's Second Grade Class

  18. This looks super cute. I would paint it red! It will be perfect. Thanks for the labels an d thanks for visiting my polka dot behavior management clip chart post today.

    First Class Teacher

  19. I LOVE your teacher toolbox! I need to get going on some of my own Pinterest projects. Thanks for stopping by my blog...I'm your newest follower! =)
    The Daily Cupcake…A Kindergarten Blog

  20. I vote red too! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I am now one of your followers.
    Amy K
    Where Seconds Count 2nd grade blog

  21. So ambitious - 4 Pinterest projects a week! I can't wait to see what you make!

    Keeping it Captivating

  22. Hi Lisa! I am now your newest follower. Thanks for visiting my blog. This is such a cute idea! I am an organizing freak! I was considering doing a "rainbow" theme in my classroom this year, but the "pirate" theme sounds very cute. I will have to keep that in mind. I love your blog by the way.I can't wait to come back and visit!