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Speech Room Decor on a Budget – Week 5

Welcome to our final installment – tip 5 from our Top 5 Tips on Decorating your Speech Room on a Budget!  This week we are having a look at how makeovers and remodels can be an affordable way to help with decorating your speech room.

Top 5 Tips

Tip Five: Makeovers

All of our classrooms have many things in common – essential items like desks, bulletin boards, filing cabinets, storage bays and bookshelves to name a few.  These items may be ones you have inherited when you first came to your classroom and they are the key infrastructure of your room – expensive items that you cannot be replacing often.  Many of these items can be remodeled and made over to make them more ‘chic’ – more you!

There are so many great examples out there, but I have chosen the simple bookshelf to show you how some people have made over an old bookshelf and turned it into something fabulous!  A repaint can really help an old-fashioned bookcase come up-to-date!  Or if you are feeling really adventurous, you could set a feature pattern – (vinyl or even wallpaper)- on the back of the shelving area like Connie at Salvage Saavy has done with this fab project:

bookshelf makeover salvage savvy

And I just had to show you this one too – not only has the bookshelf had a makeover, but painting it in chalkboard paint gives it another purpose too – love this!

bookshelf makeover wandering little braves

This great makeover was carried out by those talented people at  Wandering Little Braves – definitely worth checking out!  With a little bit of imagination and creativity (and a little browsing on Pinterest!!), a boring old every day piece of furniture can become something fun and beautiful!  That’s what we love about decorating!

So I hope you have been inspired by our little series on decorating your speech room on a budget – I know we are mad to get going on our makeovers!  And remember, we’d love to see any of your creative ideas in your speech rooms – you can submit your real speech room pics here.

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