Here is another one of my DIY projects. I really wanted to make my classroom library an inviting place to read and for me that means that everything needs to be organized. I do not have a lot of my chapter books organized into different bins based on topic so instead they all go on a book shelf. So, this summer I decided to make a new bookshelf for my classroom to help maximize my space without needing another book shelf from the school.
|First, I started with regular old cinder blocks that were behind our house. I used three of them. I then spray painted them blue.|
|I bought a 2x8 from Home Depot.|
|I painted the board white first.|
|Here is the whole board painted white.|
|I then used blue painters tape to mark off different areas on the board.|
|More tape marks before painting.|
|Almost had a giraffe look when I was done taping.|
|I then painted some of the marked off spots blue.|
|I painted the rest of the spots green. Once the paint was dry, I peeled off the tape. (I did this whole process to both sides just in case I ever wanted to flip over the board.)|
|And the finished product in my classroom library. It fits perfectly under my bulletin board.|
|Another look at the shelf, I have the students' book boxes and math boxes stored under the shelf, they fit perfectly.|
This was such an easy and cheap project to do and I love the way it looks in my classroom!