Thursday, February 23, 2012

New table? Not Quite...

Do you ever just need a change?  Well, I do.  My room is sort of small, well...at the very least it is jam-packed with furniture so I am limited as to what I can move around and where.  With that said, I got the urge to change my guided reading table.  It is bright yellow...and had had some abuse/paint/stains.  I was at TJ Maxx the other day and saw this patterned self adhesive shelf liner- SOLD.  I used my prep time today to cover my yellow table to now look like this:
 Ignore the mess and clutter (no, I am not a hoarder)... and ignore the animal print cover on the chair (left over from Jungle theme..lol)
 The print looks darker in the pics than it really is.

Below is what the table looked like before.  Of course, the liner is removable and leaves no residue.  And in this picture, it looks A LOT cleaner than it is in reality..lol
The two rolls of shelf liner were only $5.99!  It took almost both rolls from the pack, but a new (looking) table for less than 6 bucks...now that's a deal!

Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!  YAY!

57 comments:

  1. It looks really good! I may need to do that soon.
    ~Andi

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  2. I love that! What a great idea! I'm going to be on the look-out for that stuff! I also like the animal print chair!!! :-) Have a great Friday!

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  3. Well look at you Martha Blue Skies...I love it!!!!!

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  4. Great idea! It looks brand new and super cute!

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  5. I love the print!!! :)
    Great Job... something to add to my never ending to do list!!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  6. Precious! I have some tables that could really use that!!

    Laura
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

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  7. I love this too!! It looks awesome. That yellow looks like it was painful to see. ;)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  8. Oh my goodness, what a totally great idea! I put fabric over a table in my room, and that staple gun and I had a fight, but I think he won! I may have to try this soon.

    Angela
    The Daily Alphabet

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  9. Wow! Your table looks awesome. That's a great idea.
    Dragonflies in First

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  10. Your "new" table looks great!! That's a smart idea!
    ❤Teri

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  11. Jennifer,

    Your table looks amazing! What a great way to 'upcycle' a drab piece of furniture! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

    Tarra
    www.chalkboardchitchat.blogspot.com

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  12. That is such a great idea! My table top needs an update!

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  13. That is adorable! I'm your newest follower :)

    Kaleigh's Klassroom

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  14. Your pictures are so cute!! I just found your blog and I'm your newest follower!

    Andrea
    Cheers to School

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  15. What a great idea! I totally need to do something like that.
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  16. I would have never thought to cover the table like that!!! I am surprised you did not use animal print! :)

    Michelle
    Apples and ABC's

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  17. Fantastic idea! I am definitely going to have to start looking for some shelf liner paper in a fun print! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Lorraine
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

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  18. Super love the pattern!!! So cute and a fun new pop to your classroom:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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  19. Such a great idea! I love how your table looks...the pattern is super cute!
    -Megan

    First Grade Magic

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  20. I LOVE this idea and I love that shelf liner! I have that shelf liner! (What I used for my mirrors in my giveaway!) But I don't have that awesome print!!

    Such a great use for that!

    Erin
    Creating & Teaching

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  21. What a great idea!!

    Jodi
    fun-in-first.blogspot.com

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  22. It looks great! Keep us posted on how it holds up. My polka dot cube seats are not looking so hot :(

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  23. Jennifer! that is very cute!

    Lori@
    bee-the-change.blogspot.com

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  24. So crafty! I have never thought about that looks like I will be headed to look at shelf paper :) Thanks for all of your stuff I LOVE IT!

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  25. LOVE THIS!!!!! So doing this!!! I will be on the lookout for zebra or leopard shelf liner! :)

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  26. That's adorable!

    Tammy
    www.foreverin1st.blogspot.com

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  27. I am going to TJ Maxx when I leave!!! Must have! :)

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  28. Very cute! What a great idea!

    Have a great weekend!

    Krista
    stellar-students

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  29. That is a brilliant idea!Redecorating is good for the soul!
    Love your adorable blog!You have so many creative things in here and at your shop!!

    Jeannine
    firstgradegallery

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  30. Love it! It looks so cute now :) What a FAB idea, have a great night!

    Lisa :)
    Love the new template :) The leprechaun game is adorable! Enjoy your snow day :)

    Lisa :)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

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  31. Great idea! I would have never thought to do this.

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  32. Your table looks so cute. What a great idea!

    Sue
    theverybusykindergarten

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  33. I like it!! :) And I'm still looking for the mess and clutter! :)

    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

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  34. I love it! Your table looks so cute! I need this liner to teach my kiddos the hexagon! Ha! :)

    Blessings,
    Marlana
    Lil' Country Kindergarten

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  35. CLEVER!!! I did that on some of my shelves but it never occurred to me to do it on a table. My wheels are turning!!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  36. You are so creative! I love it and want to do it now. :o)
    Great idea!
    Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  37. Oh my gosh! I have the same yellow table. I just got it and really regret getting yellow. It shows every little finger print and pencil mark. It makes me crazy! I have to wipe it down every day. I would love to cover it, but since it is brand new I think my principal would have a cow if I did! I'll have to give it some time!

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  38. Thanks for sharing this link with me, Jennifer! I was just in TJ Maxx the other day and saw some cool shelf liner...now I must go there after school tomorrow!

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  39. Cool table! How clever... I too teach first grade in the smallest room ever, and I can't get rid of any of the much needed furniture. Thanks for going for it then sharing the outcome. I am now not so nervous to try this!

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  40. I love that you took the time to share this! I too teach first grade in a very small classroom with way too much furniture that I can't get rid of! I will have to try this! Thanks so much for snapping a photo of the amazing transformation!

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