Every teacher loves the look of a well-organized, color-coordinated classroom. It’s not always possible, though to find just the right color or the perfectly-sized container you need to complete that perfect look. Enter our superhero: SPRAY PAINT!
Spray paint has come a long way, baby! You can seriously find this canned color in just about every shade under the sun. Not only that, but spray paint can be used on a huge variety of surfaces, from glass to metal to plastic. Yes, plastic. That’s a game changer.
I have been gathering and preparing supplies for an upcoming classroom decor photo shoot. The local dollar store is my go-to place when it comes to finding colorful bins and containers on a teacher’s budget. However, I needed black and yellow bins for this particular shoot, and the dollar store didn’t have them at this time of the year (August is the best time to find a huge variety of these containers). SO…..I bought the containers I wanted and then headed over to a place called Valu Home Center. This chain of stores seriously has the largest and best variety of spray paints in the area. Not only that, but they were having a SALE! 😀 Wooohoooo!
Here are the before and after photos of the plastic containers:
I also wanted to add some colorful mason jars to the coordinated classroom, so I gathered up some jars and spray painted them. When doing this, be sure to turn the jars over and paint the bottom and outside first. Let dry and then paint with a second coating. Then, turn the jars right-side up and spray the top edge. I don’t worry about the inside of the jar…they look great by just painting the outside! I normally use a glossy spray paint for a brighter finish.
Finally, I added colorful ribbons on the jars as a finishing touch!
Stay-tuned for the final photos showing all of these colorful pieces in action! You’ll love it; I promise!