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Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

My Classroom Makeover!

DIY Day @ ASPTL


Welcome! I am so thrilled that you stopped by my little corner of the world. I can't wait to share this project with you!I have been working on decorating my first "official" classroom. I have a nice large classroom to decorate.

The 4 windows are all 85 1/2" long, which takes a lot of fabric. After reading several blogs, I knew burlap is the way to go!

Since I hot glue, I asked my mom to help me with the curtains. We giggled and laughed and just had the best time making the curtains.


Here are my goodwill finds:

A little spray paint, burlap, and some left over trim:


I needed a new clipboard too:

I used spray glue to adhere it to the board and hot glue too:


I found these at Michaels ~ perfect for a computer classroom.
I added a little spray paint and some lettering:

Okay, are you ready to see my room?
Here are the before shots:





And....drum roll please....the finished (well almost) classroom:


I painted a few of my favorite quotes on the wall.
This one says, "This is your life ~ are you who you want to be?" (by Switchfoot)

A new bulletin board covered in matching burlap and animal print fabric:

And the last quote says, "Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all." JFK
(Please, excuse the ugly green square. That should be painted soon.)



And my re-purposed Goodwill finds. I used chalkboard paint in the middle of the silver tray, as so many of you have done. I plan to write my name in it.


And a quick burlap pillow to match (don't tell my mom~I hot glued it!):

The little computer like keys (I added magnets to the back):


And the curtains, that I just adore! Thanks Mom!!!!




My home away from home, just fills me with all kinds of joy!

41 comments:

Kara said...

Wow, that is the cutest classroom I've ever seen! I love how you used the fleur de lis all around the room. Perfect!

Shanty2Chic said...

Oh my Goodness!! It is the cutest classroom ever! Lucky students! You did an awesome job!!!
~Whitney

shelly said...

Awesome!!! You have got to be the coolest teacher eVeR! What a great place for the kids to feel comfortable and not so much like there in "prison"! Love the Switchfoot quote ;)

randee said...

YOU DID IT!

and it looks so fabulous. i love your attention to detail.

your students are very fortunate to have such a caring teacher. i hope it's your best year ever of teaching.

blessings -

The Real Me! said...

You did a fabulous job my friend. Can't wait to hear of your many tales from keyboard! LOL
Hugs
Kim

Cheri Peoples said...

how cute is that-you did a great job.

Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

AMAZING!!!!! Seriously girlfriend...you did a GREAT job!!!

You certainly gave a wonderful "homey" feeling to your classroom.

Awh...I just love it! :-)

bp said...

Your classroom is so cute! I love those little magnets, such a creative idea.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I still can feel that excitement of setting up a classroom, especially that first one. I retired two years ago and yesterday, when school started, part of me wanted to go there and just watch those children come in the door. Good luck. Teaching Rocks!

Charla

Barbie said...

How creative you are. Love the black and white!

ilovemy5kids said...

I LOVE Fleur Di LIS!!!! LOVE THEM!!!

Did you know, you probably do, that they mean the Trinity? You have the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost all over your room! Love it!!!!

I want the lamp and pillow - I care NOT if it was Hot Glued!!!

Blessings to you my kindred sister in Christ!!!!

Beth said...

What a gorgeous classroom! How wonderful to create a home away from home for you and your students. I truly believe students learn better in a homey environment. Beautiful job!

Maria said...

HI! I just meandered over because someone recommended :A Soft Place to Land:
I love this DIY meme!
Your classroom makeover is fabulous!
School starts next week... Burlap is such a great idea for the main fabric!
Love, love, love the spray painted tray!
Thanks so much for the inspirations ... Maria

Beth in NC said...

Wow! I love it! Girl, you are so talented. I love the curtains and EVERYTHING actually.

That is cool that the school lets you paint on the walls!

Crystal said...

Fabulous!

I have a poll up on my blog about my BIGGEST decor dilemma. Come on over and vote, I need all the help I can get!

http://imnomartha.blogspot.com/2009/08/first-poll-ever-to-paint-or-not-to.html

Tracy said...

I want to be in your class! LOVE those window treatments! Perfectly chosen quotes on the wall...Your Goodwill finds are a perfect compliment. Great stuff! Thanks for sharing! = )

Rachel said...

Very nice! I love the hot glue pillow.

Bethany said...

Aren't you cute?

Lucky students!! :)

sarah said...

i want to be in your class!

Carrie said...

I love it! It looks fantastic!

I won't tell about hot gluing things, if you won't! :)

Older and Wisor said...

Aw man - I've got to show my mom (also a teacher)....LIGHT YEARS better than colored paper and stapled borders!! BEAUTIFUL!

Hopefull said...

super cool! I would love to come to computer class!

Gayla said...

i love the grown up look! mine is very kiddie (beach theme), which works for me, but i am sure loving those fleur de lis!!! gorgeous.

Laura said...

LOVE the magnets!! How perfect!

sister sheri said...

Are you kidding me? That is truly amazing! It makes me wonder how you will influence the other teachers there...

Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

I love your classroom! It looks so peaceful and together.

Krys said...

What a cool room! Your kids are going to love it (and think you're pretty cool too!) I love all your touches, especially the quotes on the wall.
I hope you have a great year!

12-arrows said...

WOW you are amazing, that room looks great and I'm sure the kids will certainly notice and feel the warmth that is there too. Good job and blessings on your new year too!

Cathy said...

What a transformation! LOVE the Switchfoot quote on the wall -- your students will be blessed in so many ways!

Carol said...

What a great looking classroom! I'd like to do some curtains like that for my livingroom!

Tasha said...

absolutely gorgeous. your students will love it!

the quotes are great!

Sarah said...

WOW, you did a beautiful job. Your classroom is fantabulous!!! God's blessings, Sarah :D

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, you did such an amazing job! I'm blown away!

Amber said...

Your room looks so much cozier now! I love the curtains! I wish I had a classroom like this to go to every day when I was a student! Enjoy it. :)

Josh 'n Katie said...

I want to go to computer class all over again!! Well done! I work in the schools too- and am stuck in an old, old building. You've inspired me with your hard work and the 'After' picture! Well done!

Lea said...

I think we all agree:

AS A TEACHER
YOU ARE AN A+

FLEUR ELISE= IN CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHOOOhOOOooOOO

Greta said...

I love your ideas. I'm a computer teacher also, may borrow some of those quotes for my walls! thanks for sharing

Erica said...

That is the BEST classroom I have ever seen! Your kids are going to be in awe! Have a fantastic day!

Heather said...

You have awesome ideas! If I were still in the classroom I'd totally use your ideas :)

I like the way you made it look so nice without making it too cutesy, as it looks like you'll have older kids in your classroom.

Tamara said...

LOVE the makeover! The Switchfoot quote is perfect. My hubby & I are BU grads too!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Kristi! I agree, the fleur de lis definitely fits in here! Nice job making a home away from home.