Filing Cabinets Re-purposed

I had two mismatched filing cabinets.

I hate things that don't match.

Those kinds of things didn't use to bother me but now they do.  SO I bought black sheets at Walmart for 4 dollars.  I cut them, ironed them, and hot-glued (shhhhh) them on the filing cabinets. 

I used zebra duct tape to create borders.

I would love to say that I came up with this idea, but it was my teaching partner's (and she claims NOT to be  crafty :) 

I now have a PERFECT space for my kids to do the Word Work portion of Daily Five. 

Check out my cute helper.

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  1. What a cutie he is! And the filing cabinets look GREAT!!

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  2. Aww your little helper is adorable!! That is a great idea for the filing cabinets! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. I love what you did with those filing cabinets. You've inspired me to give this a try. Thanks, sweet girl. Your cute helper IS a cutie patootie. Love!


    1. I am so glad I could "give" you something Lyndsey!

  4. Super cute! I love the idea of using duct tape, great idea :)
    Kindergarten Hoppenings

  5. Love it! Great idea, thanks for stealing and sharing. LOL!

  6. I don't know which is cuter . . . the boards or your little man :) Boy, oh, boy! Your guy makes my heart melt! Great work today, friend.

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  7. Hot glue and duct tape! Now, that is craft I can get on board with. Your cabinets look great!!

    The Teaching Thief

  8. What a great idea! It looks awesome! I am your newest follower! Come check out my new blog!!


  9. When you get done in your room, can you come to my room ... looks great!

  10. Great idea!!

  11. Super cute! Thanks for sharing the idea! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  12. Oh this is fantastic! I purchased black fabric years ago for my bulletin boards. Having black backgrounds always made the students work "pop"! The state fire marshall came thru and said we could only cover 20% of our walls with the fabric. Ouch!!!! I never knew what to do with all the black and hated to just throw it away....but that has certainly changed. THANKS for the tip!

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