This upcoming school year will be a big milestone year for me as a teacher. This year will be my tenth year of teaching. It seriously doesn't seem like I've been in the classroom that long! It's totally true though...time flies when you are having fun!
When I first started teaching, I taught PreK and I was ALL about the primary colors and polka dots. My main color was blue. I kept my colors the same for several years, just to keep things easier. When I started teaching second grade three years ago, I decided it was time for a change.
I'm in LOVE with this seaside color! I used it to paint my rocking chair and metal book bin tub a couple of years ago. I just needed to make sure that I got the spray paint that bonds to plastic. This is very important!
I washed the bins first and then they were ready for the first coat of paint. Make sure that you use a sweeping motion when you are spray painting for an even distribution of paint. I spray painted the bottom and sides of the tubs first. Then after they had dried, I flipped them over and spray painted the insides.
The most important part of the whole spray painting plastic process is to make sure that you let them dry overnight. This helps avoid chipping and the bins from sticking together.
And here is the finished product...
My plan is to spray paint some more of my plastic bins this week. I also bought a black spray paint! Maybe I need to have a spray painting party....anyone want to join in?
Thanks for reading about my Monday Made-It. Make sure you head back to Tara's blog 4th Grade Frolics to see some more projects and link up for yourself.