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!


  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. =)

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

  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!

  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!

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