Together We Are Better {Room Improvements}

Is it seriously time for the JULY #2getherwearebetter linky?  Although I love writing these posts, they creep up on me too quickly!  This month is all about classroom improvements!  If I had the money, I think I could easily redo my classroom each and every year.  Buuuut, since I don’t have that kind of cash, I’m keeping the same theme and the changes minimal this year.  In a bit of an excited state, I did leak this picture to Instagram earlier this week.  Sorry, I just couldn’t wait all week! πŸ™‚

Last year, I began doing Guided Math in my classroom.  I wanted a table that I could use for small groups that was cute and stylish.  I didn’t find anything so I settled for a U-Shaped table.  It worked but didn’t fill “the look” that I wanted in my room.  My aunt refinishes furniture and had been on the lookout for a new table and chairs for my room.

So after the beginning of school last year, my aunt stumbled upon these random four chairs.  She set them aside just waiting for a table that was the right size and price.

Then, about a month ago, she found THIS!  The size is perfect and the price was FREE!  I’m pretty sure I couldn’t have asked for anything better.  πŸ™‚

She took a swatch of the wrapping paper that I used on my bulletin board in the background to Home Depot where they were able to color match the paint.  She threw a fresh coat of bright blue paint on the chairs and table base.  My favorite part of this table is the CHALKBOARD TABLE TOP!  Now I really hate writing with chalk, but my students will definitely love it!  I can’t wait to use this table for small groups next year.

Be sure to check out more great room improvements below! πŸ™‚



  1. Unknown
    July 2, 2015 / 11:28 am

    *swoon* This table is FABULOUS. I love the idea of the chalkboard paint! The chairs are the perfect color. Love love loveeeee.

    The Organized Plan Book

  2. Unknown
    July 2, 2015 / 2:28 pm

    Okay, girl, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this chalkboard table and painted chairs! Seriously cute idea! Thanks again for linking up with us and I can't wait to see you soon!
    Lucky Little Learners

  3. Lindsay
    July 2, 2015 / 3:00 pm

    I LOVE this chalkboard table!! Such a genius idea and I KNOW that kids will LOVE IT!!

    Primary Polka Dots

  4. Jennifer
    July 2, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    That table is amazing! Now you have me thinking about refinishing my girls old table and chairs from their playroom for my reading center!
    The Blessed Teacher

  5. Sailing into Second
    July 2, 2015 / 5:05 pm

    LOVE it!!! πŸ™‚ Great idea!!

  6. Jennifer Reynolds
    July 3, 2015 / 12:45 am

    I love the color scheme and the chalkboard table! Your students will love collaborating around it!
    Stories and Songs in Second

  7. Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd
    July 4, 2015 / 2:13 am

    AHHHHHH I LOVE LOVE LOVE that table and chairs!! FABULOUS work!! Thanks so much for linking up with us!! <3 See you SOOOOOON!!!!

    Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd

  8. Cassandra
    July 4, 2015 / 7:16 pm

    This looks AMAZING!! I need to stumble upon something like that as well! I have a cute little table that someone gifted me last year, but I was thinking about updating the color of the chairs! I LOVE your color!!

    Mrs. 3rd GradeΒ 

  9. Unknown
    July 5, 2015 / 11:43 am

    Love the table and colors. I've been hunting for one for my room this summer!
    Mrs.B's Classroom Adventures

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