Painting and Winners - Queen of the First Grade Jungle

Painting and Winners

I have this blue wall in my classroom- which I loved.

Yes, that is past tense. I realized it might be making my room look smaller.  I also think that things don't stick out as much on the blue.

So I decided to paint.
 Looks better doesn't it?

I am going to roll one more coat, but I am pretty happy with it!

I also have decided to do all my bulletin boards in one color. Right now I am torn between my pretty blue or going black. Opinions?

Now for the winners of the giveaway:

As I always do... even if you didn't win you all win because I am going to put my store on sale for tonight and tomorrow at 20% off!
Queen TPT Button

your photo name


  1. Darn! I didn't win, but I'll still visit. :0)
    Personally, I always do the backgrounds of my bulletin boards in black. I think it makes everything "pop" right out! Good luck on your decision! Have a great night!

  2. I like the new paint job. I say go black. It would match that border so well.

  3. I am doing blue backgrounds for the bulletin boards and black borders (variations which might be black with white polka dots or black/white gingham) this year.

  4. Whoa. That new color made a big difference!

    Primary Inspired

  5. I have used black for the last two years and everyone always loves it... everything pops and everything looks tied together! Good luck,

    Kickin' it in Kinder

  6. I really like the blue that you chose. I like how everything just meshes together with it. I can't wait to see pictures once everything is all set up! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  7. I love the new wall... looks great!! I'm on team black - I agree I think it makes everything POP!

    Congrats to the winners :)

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

  8. I love black backgrounds so that's my thought on the bulletin boards! :)
    Can't wait to see more pictures!
    Sample’s Superstars

  9. I like the black background. You're so lucky you get to paint in your classroom.

    Learning With Susie Q

  10. Thanks so much - I can hardly wait to print, laminate and put it all up -

  11. Hey! I'm lovin' the black backgrounds-I'm sure whatever you do will look amazing!
    Christie :)
    First Grade Fever

  12. You have been busy my friend. It looks great :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  13. I have black bulletin boards with colorful borders and I love how everything pops from them!!!

  14. I went with black last year by default and ended up loving them. Doing it again this year!

  15. I'm partial to blue. But that's just me. I know black makes everything pop.
    I tend to use blue and green. I have no idea why.
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  16. The white wall looks GREAT! But I have to ask...what happened to the Chicka Chicka Blend Tree??? :-) I personally think that with the white walls and zebra accents a blue background would be nice. You're so great at matching, though, that whatever you do will look fantastic! I got the call that my room is ready...guess it's back to reality ;-)

    1. Oh Claire- I have BIG plans for the Chicka Chicka Blenda Tree! I will there every morning this week to knock out a big chunk!

    2. Good news, the little one that we share LOVES the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! I told him about your tree and read the book to him this week. When I asked him if he had read this book before his response was (clear as day), "Oh yeah!" :)

  17. Katie,

    I love your blog and your walls are coming together.
    I wanted to award you the Versatile Blogger Award!
    Stop by to check it out.
    Little Treasures

  18. I think the black would be good. Did you see where someone said that they use the sheets from Walmart for their bulletin boards covering. Cheap and last...Just an idea....can't wait to see more :)

  19. I am so jealous that you get to paint...It looks great! I personally am a huge fan of black. It truly does make everything pop. Plus you can choose any color to accent the black and it will look fabulous:)


  20. It looks great!

    I will be painting my door soon with chalkboard paint! =)

    Little things make a teacher so happy! =)

    Heather's Heart


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