Cutting the contact paper wasn't so hard..it was the putting it on that was tricky! But overall very easy and definitely worth it!!! At the Parent Teacher store I got some more of the star border I used last year and changed all of the border in my room so that they all match ( I will post a picture later when my room is complete) I also picked up this cute border on clearance for like $1.50!! I have these ugly white pipes in my room and have had them covered with paper but decided to change it up a little!!
I also got these really cute letters! I am working on fancying up my Vocabulary Wall (Wonder Words). I will post a picture of this as well when I get it all put up. I think I may have to create a freebie to go along with this :)
I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics to look for some fabric to use to cover some bookshelves and tables but didn't get anything. I want to go back with exact measurements so I don't waste any money! I did however see this cute map fabric that I got last year and never used! When I got back to my room I immediately got it out and hung it up and put a little border around it! How cute is this! I mean it was like $3.00 or something for this cute map! (You can see my star border on the chalkboard) :)
Finally, I headed to Target to get some painting supplies to paint a new bookshelf that was handed down to me from another teacher. (I LOVE free stuff!!!) I of course used Rust-Oleum paint!! (my dad works there) I have decided to paint my shelves black this year so that I can use color throughout my room and not have "too much" color...I have another one to paint when I go back up! I am excited about all of the extra shelf space I will have!! Plus they are kid sized which is awesome!! :)
Well, this is pretty much all I have done today!! I cannot wait to get back up there and work some more! I actually enjoy setting up my classroom!! How is your classroom coming along? Do you enjoy setting it up or would you rather not have to? I hope you are all doing awesome and enjoying your summer! It is going by fast!!
Oh yeah, one more thing! One year from today, I get to marry my best friend!! How cool is that?? Super excited :)