Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday Made It

Alright so it's week 2 of Monday Made it with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics!

I've been seeing all the awesome teacher toolboxes floating around the blogging world so I decided to make my own. I went on Amazon and found one that was a little bit of a different style:

I got red because I thought it would look awesome and stand out. However, as I started I decided I didn't like the red. My solution: Paint it! Then I added drawer labels.

I love it so much better now! I think the red was too bold for me. I've also decided I'm going to use an owl theme in the room so I added some owls to the side! I love the graphics by Pixel Paper Prints: Check out the Etsy store here.


Hope y'all link up too! I love seeing all the great projects!!

***********So I've had a few people ask where I got the container. I bought it off amazon but you can also get them at home depot, lowes, kmart etc... They run about $20. As for the lettering I used digital scrapbook paper and typed in text over the digital scrapbook paper( the bright poka dots are from Dreamlike Magic on Etsy) I used the font Elephants in Cherry Trees for the words. I used mod-podge to stick the labels on.  It really wasn't bad at all!  After using it for a year I still love it and it held up great. I could always find what I needed!**********

64 comments:

  1. Love the different style of that toolbox. Your turned out awesome and the little owls details on the side are just to cute!!

    4th Grade Frolics

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  2. Oh!! Can you send me the link to this one in red! It is perfect for my classroom!! Thanks!

    Misty
    Think, Wonder, & Teach

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  3. I've seen this style of toolbox, but wasn't sure I would like it made-over...but I do! Yours looks great! :)
    ~Laura
    First Grade FUNdamentals

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  4. Yours looks great! I made the smaller one this weekend too!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade

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  5. I am loving these toolboxes! I can't wait to make mine in a few weeks. :)

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  6. This looks fantastic! I love the owls on the side :)

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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  7. Wow looks great!! I have the same blog template!! Come check mine out!

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  8. This iis wonderful, I liked it red, but then se ring it white I even liked it more. Cute

    Jill
    Bubbalulu.blogspot.com

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  9. I just found your blog and became a new follower, yay!!! Do you have a link for these drawers on amazon?? I'm obsessed with amazon.... and love the style of these drawers! I'm definitely going to be making a project similar to this. I try to be organized, but it doesn't always work. This will help sooo much!

    Katie
    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

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  10. I made one and painted mine pink. I love the owl details that makes it extra cutesy!

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  11. Can you tell us what brand or where you purchased this one? I have one but it is not deep enough for my pens and highlighters unless I put them in diagonally. Yours looks deeper than the one I purchased.

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  12. Does anybody know how to make the labels for these drawers? Or are they stickers? To those of you looking for this toolbox, I found a very similar one at Lowe's!

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  13. Can you please send me the link to buy this

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  14. what kind of paint did you use? I have a grey one and want to jazz it up!

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  15. I found it on Amazon under , 44-drawer hardware and craft cabinet, it was $37.

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  16. Here's the one she bought: http://www.amazon.com/Stack-On-DSR-39-Plastic-Storage-Organizer/dp/B004EHYA24/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1340132364&sr=8-3&keywords=39+drawer+storage+cabinet

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  17. Did you order those dividers that amazon suggests to go with the cabinet?

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  18. Home Depot sells these Stack On toolboxes for $19.99 for this size and $14.99 for the smaller one

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  19. I want to know how you did the black labeling on the drawers and how you decorated them on the inside? I have the same toolbox and want to make it as functional as possible for my classroom. Thanks for sharing such great ideas with us.

    Deb at Fabulously First
    My TpT Store

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  20. I absolutely love this! I'm a new blogger and a recent follower! I've given you a shout-out over on my blog! :)

    www.msgingrade3.blogspot.com

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  21. I'm cutting the paper for mine right now, but I'm trying to determine the best way to add it - did you just tape it to the front of the drawers, or is it inside the drawer? I hope mine turns out as cute as yours! My classroom is blue, green, and purple, so I got some pretty paper and just need to figure out the best way to do it. Thanks for sharing this GREAT idea!! :)

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  22. Hi Linda,

    I used your blog as a "guinea pig" today to do my post about finding things on the internet. If you visit my blog you will find the post about your organizer. Hopefully it will send visitors your way to see your fabulous organizer you created.

    Deb at Fabulously First
    My TpT Store

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  23. Great toolbox! Love all the details you used to make it cute! :)

    Jenna
    Just diving In

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  25. I love that organizer. You did a wonderful job. I think I may have to do this. Thanks for sharing. Come visit me sometime.

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  26. Hi!! Just received my drawer organizer in the mail!! Thanks for this post!! I'm just confused about how to put the paper in the drawers without it falling down or me having to tape it everywhere... Any suggestions would be great!!! :-)

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  27. Bought my organizer at Lowes in blue but I couldn't imagine what I would do with so many small drawers so I bough the version with 18 large drawers and love it. I am going to leave it blue. Bought paint pens from Michaels and stickers at the school store. I am ready to start labeling drawers! Thanks for the idea.

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  28. double sided tape or for crafters... use an adhesive runner... if you use removable then if you want to change labels you can do so easier I love how she did the rainbow at the top!!!

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  29. Great minds think alike......I painted mine pink!

    Diane
    Teaching with Moxie

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  30. What kind of paint did you use?
    Excited to make this for my classroom!

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  31. Here is a link to the same style only in light blue at Amazon...$23.99

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  32. http://www.amazon.com/Stack-On-DSLB-39-Plastic-Storage-Organizer/dp/B004EHYA1A/ref=dp_cp_ob_hi_title_3

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  33. I belive i have the same style but my pens, pencils, etc don't fit. How do yours fit in the drawers??

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  34. Love this! Looking for one right now. :)

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  35. I love this idea! What do you have in the drawers you labeled "red, orange, yellow....."? How deep is it and does it really hold pens/pencils, etc in the drawers nice and straight?

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  36. Oh, I absolutely LOVE this! I'm not a teacher but it would work great in my home! LOL. Awesome job!!

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  37. What is the sizes of this? Height... width, side and depth?

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  38. Just wanted to thank you for the Pinspiration! I am blogging about it today at www.teachinginbluejeans.blogspot.com

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  39. Saw your post and drove straight to Lowes. I painted mine green. Love it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  40. Love the owls on the side!! So cute!!

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter

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  41. I have created my toolbox and labels and have a great finished product; however, can someone please offer some tips on adhering the labels to the insides of the drawers? I used double-sided clear scrapbooking tape, but the labels have fallen down by morning. How much do I need to use? Is there something else I need to know? Can someone help?

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  42. Amazon should give you a cut of the profits on these drawers...

    Alyson

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  43. i love this... i just wish it was bigger. i saw them at lowes but they're so small they only fit pens diagonally :/

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  44. Can anyone help me with the labels? I have never done anything like this before so I don't know about using digital paper. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

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  45. This is wonderful but would love to know what kind of paint everyone is using. Do you need to buy special plastic paint or do acrylics work?

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  46. Good grief, guys. :) As far as the labels, stick them to the inside for durability reasons. My suggestion would be to use a glue stick. If you decide to change the labels in the future, soak the drawer warm soapy water and I'd think they would come right off. For more permenance, try "decoupage-ing" the label on the inside with Elmer's glue. (Thin coat of glue, lay the label down, and a thin layer of glue on top.) Hope that inspires or helps! God Bless -Brandi (msredcavi.deviantart.com)

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  47. Good grief, guys. :) As far as the labels, stick them to the inside for durability reasons. My suggestion would be to use a glue stick. If you decide to change the labels in the future, soak the drawer warm soapy water and I'd think they would come right off. For more permenance, try "decoupage-ing" the label on the inside with Elmer's glue. (Thin coat of glue, lay the label down, and a thin layer of glue on top.) Hope that inspires or helps! God Bless -Brandi (msredcavi.deviantart.com)

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  48. Good grief, guys. :) As far as the labels, stick them to the inside for durability reasons. My suggestion would be to use a glue stick. If you decide to change the labels in the future, soak the drawer warm soapy water and I'd think they would come right off. For more permenance, try "decoupage-ing" the label on the inside with Elmer's glue. (Thin coat of glue, lay the label down, and a thin layer of glue on top.) Hope that inspires or helps! God Bless -Brandi (msredcavi.deviantart.com)

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  49. Wow, just saw a pin of this. I love this!!! I need something for all of the push pins and post its! BTW, how do you have it anchored I wonder? I guess you could just put it on a table or hang it (if it has the hangers like I'm thinking the ones in my DH's workshop do). Thanks for sharing! :)

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  50. What are the dimensions of the red toolbox that you bought?!

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  51. This looks great- but I had the same problem that some others have mentioned in the comments. The drawers are not deep enough to store pens, pencils, markers. Does this one (sold on Amazon) have that problem or no? I have not seen a response to this question. Thanks!

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  52. I love this! Do you have a file with the labels already made? If possible can you send it or I can also buy it from you. Thank you!

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  53. I read you can by this off of amazon or lowes, etc. But what was it called? I am looking for something like this and I want to be able to google search it or ask the people at the store! Thanks!

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  54. I love this very much and really want to have one in my class next school year. I went on amazon and typed 39 drawer storage container. I found one and bought it but when it came it was the stack on. Oops I miss read. My question is what did you type in to find the big one? Do you know the dimensions of the one you have? Thanks!!!!

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  55. Is there a link for the ones at Lowe's? Amazon no longer has them

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  56. I just bought one today at Lowes and am super excited to start organizing!

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  57. Oh my gosh! I need this so bad. I switched out my teacher desk this year for a guided reading table and this would be amazing! I think I may be purchasing this!!

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  58. These are at Walmart: only $16! :-)
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stack-On-39-Drawer-Parts-Organizer-Blue/14958200

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