Painting Classroom Tables!



So in order to have tables in my classroom I had to take whatever I could get my hands on. Therefore I had tables with three different colors. So it looked like this:


I forgot to take a picture before I carried the tables outside. 


Last year I covered all my tables with contact paper, but by December my tables looked terrible. My students picked at it so much. So I decided to try to paint my tables in order to have them all match. I painted my tables with spray paint made for plastic, vinyl and metal. You can find it at Wal-mart for about 4.00 a can. 




I had to spray them once and then come back and do another coat. The lighter tables were much easier to paint, but they look great now. I don't have all the tables put into place, but I took a picture of one to show you how great they look. When I have all my tables in place I will take a picture and post.


I have a goal of having my class ready by the end of June, so I can focus on family and Common Core training in July. I'll post pictures of my process.


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  1. I have this SAME problem! I also had to take whatever tables I could scrounge up & now I have a visual hodgepodge. I LOVE the way these turned out! Now I've got to find out if I'll be allowed to paint MY tables! Awesome job!

    Brenda
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  2. Oh my...I am in love with the black surface! It looks so CLEAN! My tables are all the same faux-wood (right now...we'll see how they are in August!). Looks so good!

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    1. I'm hoping they will hold up to the kids too. The man at Lowes laughed at me when I asked him for his toughest paint.

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  3. Love the tables. There's a few in my building that so need a paint job. http://mrsbrownthebookworm.blogspot.com/

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  4. I recently had my students create custom designs for their classroom tables. I gave them colored pencils, crayons, stencils, markers, and stickers to create their designs on colored construction paper. Then they attached their designs to their tables. It was a great way to get their creative juices flowing, and embracing their individuality.

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  5. I recently had my students create custom designs for their classroom tables. I gave them colored pencils, crayons, stencils, markers, and stickers to create their designs on colored construction paper. Then they taped their designs to their tables. It was a great project to help them stimulate their creative juices, and embrace their individuality.

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