Colorful Junior High Furniture

Today I sprayed one more coat of polyurethane spray on the chairs my students painted. Before moving on to high school, the eighth graders paint one surface on their desks or the back of their chairs. This year, they painted over the surface the seniors had painted back when they were in eighth grade.

  • Paula Naugle 4y

    Great tradition. I love how colorful they make the room.
  • scitechyEdu 4y

    I love it...even more so b.c of the tradition aspect!
  • Sheri Edwards 4y

    Oh, and I can hear the chatter and giggles, the drama and daring, the thoughts and sharing that lingers in the sweet memory of time together.
  • ratzelster 4y

    How fun!!! I've seen this with ceiling tiles and trashcans, but never chairs and desks. How does it hold you think you could do it on the back of those hard plastic chairs that attach onto the desks? I'd love to do this but have no desk fronts and only those ugly chairs.
  • Denise Krebs 4y

    ratzelster I found a new wonderful product that would work on the back of your chairs, I think. It's adhesion primer, and it makes slick surfaces paintable. I'm almost tempted to let a group try the top of their desks. They always ask if they can! I still don't think the tops would hold up against the ruthlessly kinesthetic junior highers, but maybe. Otherwise, on all the other surfaces the paint has held up great!
  • Sheri Edwards 4y

    Thanks for the paint tip. I'm sure you will have started new traditions elsewhere in the world.

    ~ Commented with Flickr Studio for iPad.
  • Aimee Whitbread 4y

    What a cool idea! I love the tradition. I wish I could try something similar in my school, but I think that would push the custodian too far. :P
  • JoAnnJ68 4y

    Love the tradition!
  • DebbieAnnG123 4y

    A fabulous way to begin and end a year! Great photo.
  • Jan Wells 4y

    I like how it makes the room colorful, and personable.
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