It’s been a long time since I’ve made a “shoestring makeover” update!
The school library’s “WELCOME” mat had lost all of its signage due to four years of kids trampling in and out. With only an hour to spare, I cut some paper templates freehand and used three cans of spray enamel to create this new message. Final detailing with permanent black marker.
Paper templates in place, ready for the (first) white layer:
The original mats in place on opening day, 2010:
I haven’t had a chance to post pics of the new items that have recently taken residence in the school library to kick off the 2012 school year:
A chair that is a perfect match for the deep teal colour of our fabric-covered walls. I inherited this from my parents’ place.
An old study chair that someone tossed out for recycling.
Newly-stickered (with ubiquitous round yellow dots on the spine) “Quick read” books on the old spinner rack.
A footstool from my parents’ place that is proving popular with K-2 browsers.
A little recycled hamper basket now keeps the ever-popular Jokes & Riddles books from cluttering the Non Fiction shelves.
My ergonomic chair has now been joined by a co-teacher chair for team-teaching.
These stackable photo frame cubes also hold little artifacts (currently holding some small plastic animals and a few wayward Smurfs).
Paddington Bear, donated by Mrs Newbold. Found in a second hand store at a bargain price!