Thursday, June 30, 2011

Trash to Treasure

It's true what they say, "One person's trash is another person's treasure."  I can not believe that today was my first visit to Goodwill.  Two words can describe my visit," TEACHER OVERLOAD!"  My brain was going a mile a minute trying to come up with excuses as to why I needed these things in my classroom.  I decided to start small and purchased this metal thing for $1.99. With a quick clean and spray paint, I ended up with a book holder. 
I don't even know the original purpose for this metal thing but it was worth 1.99.
Let the transformation begin!
The finished product!  I can use this for books or magazines.  It is also equipped with a handle!
I can't wait to go back.  You never know what Goodwill has in store for you!

9 comments:

  1. Love it!! hmmm wonder if it could also be used for a listening center? add the books/cd's inside the basket and the headphones can be placed over the handle.... I found a couple shelves from Goodwill :-)

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  2. That is an awesome suggestion Beth! My listening center DOES need a facelift. =)

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  3. I'm a new follower (and a new blogger). Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

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  4. Goodwill is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!! I've found it really depends on the area you're in as to what the store has. My hometown stores are a great resource for cheap books! Also, be sure to hit up garage sales for random bargains!

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  5. I absolutely heart Goodwill! Every visit is an adventure for me. I am always on the lookout for good books and classroom items. Happy Thrifting!

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  6. Love this idea and the one about the listening center. Now, if I could just find one of those thingies to use:)

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