Saturday, March 30, 2013

Educents, 48 Hours, and New Cabinets

I just stumbled across this new site for teachers called Educents. It looks like they'll be having "flash sales" of teaching resources with deep discounts, up to 90% off. I'm always on the lookout for cheap school stuff, so I'm kind of excited to see what they'll have! The site goes live on Tuesday. Has anyone else heard of this?

The site says if you register before Tuesday, they'll send you a $10 gift card to use once they go live. Hmm... $10 in free teacher stuff? I like it! I wonder if you'll have to pay shipping or tax... Guess I'll wait and see.

Well, in 48 hours, I'll be standing in front of my class once again (sitting actually, in my blue chair that I use for whole group reading on the rug). Spring break is almost officially over... waaaaaahh!  It went by way too fast! But I am quite pleased with what I did during this past week. I refinished the cabinets in BOTH bathrooms! That's right...all by myself.

First of all, let me tell you how they used to look. Think original 1981 builder's grade cabinets. Yeah, that bad. They were almond formica with hideous faux oak doors and big, square wood knobs. Absolutely wretched! I found this kit called Cabinet Transformations by Rust-o-leum at Home Depot. It was $75 (way cheaper than new cabinets!) and decided to give it a try after doing some research online. It was actually pretty darn easy and they look FAB-U-LOUS! I used the espresso color which is a very dark brown. I can't stop going into the bathroom just to look at them. I'm thinking I might actually tackle the kitchen next. It's even uglier than the bathrooms were but it's big... 23 cabinets! And I'm not sure what to do about the gigantic faux oak bar where the kids sit to eat but I'll deal with that later.

Happy spring break to anyone who is having it now or is still looking forward to it!


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  2. They sell murphy beds, closets, and complete home office furnitures directly to the publics.