Monday, February 27, 2012

Goodbye Old Rug, Hello New

I've always wanted one of those awesome but super expensive classroom rugs with squares or dots to "organize" the kids. But I bought a cheap Wal-mart rug instead and it held up much better than I expected. However, 20 plus kids do not fit in a 5x7 space. We've made do for years. Well, last week I had to say goodbye to that cheapo rug after an "accident" (throwing it away was just the easiest option).

Bye bye green rug.

Hello new black rug. Same size, but I bought two this time. 12 kids will fit comfortably on one, so I'll just put them side by side and pretend I have a big fancy rug. And here's the best part (if it goes as planned)....I'm painting colored spots on it! I'm numbering each spot and each row will be a different color. I started this afternoon and got three spots finished.

It's certainly not as great as the expensive rugs and the paint looks splotchy up close, but eh, I think it'll be good enough to walk and sit on. I used contact paper as a stencil and a sponge brush to dab on the paint. Spray paint might have been the way to go. I'll post pictures again when it's all finished.

Also, on Wednesday I'm marking all my TPT stuff down by 20% to combine with the site's 10% off sale. Don't forget to use the code L2P9Y.


  1. I think it looks great...and I still love that chair!!!

    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. Very creative. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. I think it is going to look awesome! That is a fabulous idea. :) I can't wait to see it when you are done!

    That chair is wonderfully cute!

    -Mrs. Thompson

    Adventures in Teaching

  4. I'm laughing at the "accident"...hopefully that won't happen with this one! It looks cute!

  5. Great idea for making spots for kids to sit! I really need to do that too!

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  9. Very clever! I think the rug turned out great!
    Rowdy in First Grade

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