Thursday, 16 July 2020

Hacks for Upgrading Your Teacher Desk

The easiest thing you can do to beautify your desk, save space, and get some extra use out of it is to turn it into a bulletin board. If your classroom is small or you do not have enough wall space, this would work well for you. 

As an Amazon affiliate, I may earn a commision for purchases using my links. Learn more. The picture above shows a lovely classroom jobs display on the front of the teacher desk. The white wood background (#ad) matches the walls and makes the flowers and posters pop.

If your teacher desk is starting to rust or has paint stains, you can give it a makeover with wallpaper. I love rustic wallpaper (#ad) because it looks like real wood and it is quite durable. Having the right tools makes instalation quick and easy. Aside from a cutting knife, you would need a sqeegee tool (#ad) or a credit card to smooth out creases.

Use wallpaper (#ad) on a wooden desktop

Cover up rusty desk sides with faux wood wallpaper (#ad)

It's hard to tell in this picture that a marble granite wall paper (#ad) was used to cover the front of the drawer desk to match the top of the desk. This one has made a huge difference. I think that a color like this is perfect for matching seamlessly with a light colored table top.

The drawers in this teacher desk have been covered with a black self adhesive wood grain paper (#ad). This looks so real!

This teacher has a Hollywood classroom theme and her desk has been upgraded with a confetti bulletin board background an the front and side of her desk.

Here is another one. This teacher's old rusty desk has been completely covered with weathered wood art paper (#ad).

After putting on an adhesive paper, a poster like this can be added.

Banners, garlands, buntings, and vinyl decals can be added to your teacher desk.

Of course you can also paint over your old desk. And use a table cover that matches your classroom theme. But you already know about that. Is there any other thing that you can do that I have missed? You can add it in the comments and I will add it to this post.

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As a Caribbean primary school teacher, I share my unique classroom with the world through this blog. Readers step into my class through the pictures, articles and classroom samples of games and lessons used in my class. I have been teaching since 2005 at the std. 4 primary level in Trinidad and Tobago. I am particularly interested in sharing my own personal lesson plans, tests and activities. Teachers need to share ideas and support each other because in doing so, we help to educate our students and develop ourselves as teachers. Technology is ever evolving and we as teachers should get on board with it, collaborate and keep up to date with this new age that we live in. Our students belong to this technological era and we must embrace opportunities to learn from each other in this global community. I also love to express my creativity in the classroom. I am a bit of a craftster . So I'm always cutting, gluing or making something... a game, a chart, a learning center, etc. So, teachers and parents, feel free to stop by and see what's new at Nyla's Crafty Teaching!