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From trash to treasure!

I literally found this in the dumpster at my condo.
You can even see it here ... covered with stuff in my classroom!
  • I literally found this in the dumpster at my condo.
  • Found this cute contact paper at Home Depot.
  • Start with the largest surfaces first.
  • Then move into the insides!
  • Here it is all finished!
  • You can even see it here ... covered with stuff in my classroom!

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I found that one of my neighbors was getting rid of this rolling shelf, and since I'm an elementary school teacher, I like free stuff that I can use in my classroom. Free furniture is even better!

I went to get some fun contact paper at Home Depot yesterday and then started covering it to make it look a little fresh & new.

Start with the largest, outside surfaces & then move into the insides or small corners/edges. Be patient with yourself, go slowly & if you get wrinkles & bubbles with contact paper ... just slowly peel off & start again, smoothing as you go.

About 2 hours later ... and I have this fun piece of furniture to take to school in August! You like?

Here is my blog with all the pictures together:
http://thebetsweekever.blogspot.com/2009/07/crafty-project-for-my-classroom.html

Here are 2 more projects that my old roommate came up with after seeing mine:
http://stilleystuff.blogspot.com/2009/08/another-blog-dedicated-to-creatviity-of.html
http://stilleystuff.blogspot.com/2009/08/reuse-reduce-recycle.html

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