Classroom Makeover Ideas

Classroom Makeover Ideas

Preparing the Classroom Walls

Hey friends! I’m Ashley Benoit and I want to share with you about my classroom make over!

I’m not sure if you saw on my FB Page, but this school year, I’ve returned to a third grade teaching position. I’m super excited about this transition and wanted to share with you my classroom make over! These classroom make over ideas will help you get your room ready in no time at all! The room preparation was a fun task but it prepared me for the first week of school

Classroom Makeover Ideas

This is what my room looked like when I walked in.
                Before Pictures

Then we had this chair.


My husband Michael Benoit said that in order to paint the room, we had to “prep” the walls. In my mind, I thought just get the rollers out and paint. That was NOT the case. We had remove all of the tape and staples from the wall. Next, we could begin to sand the walls. This was probably the most difficult job. We had to sand the walls several times to get the texture we

For the record, I did sand SOME of the walls, but the spouse did MOST of it 🙂 


Next, we were able to paint the trim of the walls and all of the little groves. I am not sure that’s what they are called!


Once we started to use the rollers, the painting went MUCH faster!


 My husband decided he didn’t like the brown doors, so we removed them, sanded and painted them. This was such a chore because the doors were so heavy!


I looked at the furniture that was available and decided which pieces I could repurpose. At first glance,  I thought I was going to trash this table. After further investigation, we decided to cover it with contact paper. The biggest tip is that we covered it with two layers to make it more durable.


 He measures everything before he does ANYTHING. It’s a great quality to have, I do not have it.

DIY Table Makeover


Final product of our table make over

Storage for Math Manipulatives

We repainted this book shelf  for my math manipulatives.


Mr. Mike now hangs my bulletin boards for me. This project would not have happened without him!


I found the most darling storage bins from Kirklands on CLEARANCE!

Classroom Library 

Just when he thought he was finished hanging stuff, I needed my wall organizer hung!

We assembled this little dresser in about five minutes! It’s PERFECT for the classroom. Mike wanted to get an IG account, so this was his welcome picture!



We found this little wash table at a local antique store. It’s the perfect little side table! 

Curtains– HERE


Part of my library (mid makeover)


This is the area in the back of my library. I have the reading strategies posters displayed for now. 


The library labels and reading strategies posters are all available right here

Here’s another Kirkland’s find. I purchased two of these shelves when they were on sale this summer. They are perfect for my  guided reading area!

The local news did a story on this classroom makeover. You can watch it HERE.



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