Together We Are Better {Room Improvements}


Is it seriously time for the JULY #2getherwearebetter linky?  Although I love writing these posts, they creep up on me too quickly!  This month is all about classroom improvements!  If I had the money, I think I could easily redo my classroom each and every year.  Buuuut, since I don't have that kind of cash, I'm keeping the same theme and the changes minimal this year.  In a bit of an excited state, I did leak this picture to Instagram earlier this week.  Sorry, I just couldn't wait all week! :)

Last year, I began doing Guided Math in my classroom.  I wanted a table that I could use for small groups that was cute and stylish.  I didn't find anything so I settled for a U-Shaped table.  It worked but didn't fill "the look" that I wanted in my room.  My aunt refinishes furniture and had been on the lookout for a new table and chairs for my room.

So after the beginning of school last year, my aunt stumbled upon these random four chairs.  She set them aside just waiting for a table that was the right size and price.

Then, about a month ago, she found THIS!  The size is perfect and the price was FREE!  I'm pretty sure I couldn't have asked for anything better.  :)

She took a swatch of the wrapping paper that I used on my bulletin board in the background to Home Depot where they were able to color match the paint.  She threw a fresh coat of bright blue paint on the chairs and table base.  My favorite part of this table is the CHALKBOARD TABLE TOP!  Now I really hate writing with chalk, but my students will definitely love it!  I can't wait to use this table for small groups next year.

Be sure to check out more great room improvements below! :)

9 comments:

  1. *swoon* This table is FABULOUS. I love the idea of the chalkboard paint! The chairs are the perfect color. Love love loveeeee.

    Angela
    The Organized Plan Book

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  2. Okay, girl, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this chalkboard table and painted chairs! Seriously cute idea! Thanks again for linking up with us and I can't wait to see you soon!
    Lucky Little Learners

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  3. I LOVE this chalkboard table!! Such a genius idea and I KNOW that kids will LOVE IT!!

    Lindsay
    Primary Polka Dots

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  4. That table is amazing! Now you have me thinking about refinishing my girls old table and chairs from their playroom for my reading center!
    The Blessed Teacher

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  5. I love the color scheme and the chalkboard table! Your students will love collaborating around it!
    ~Jennifer
    Stories and Songs in Second

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  6. AHHHHHH I LOVE LOVE LOVE that table and chairs!! FABULOUS work!! Thanks so much for linking up with us!! <3 See you SOOOOOON!!!!

    Ashley
    Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd

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  7. This looks AMAZING!! I need to stumble upon something like that as well! I have a cute little table that someone gifted me last year, but I was thinking about updating the color of the chairs! I LOVE your color!!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

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  8. Love the table and colors. I've been hunting for one for my room this summer!
    Mrs.B's Classroom Adventures

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