I am definitely not the craftiest person, but I knew I could make this! I ran out to Walmart and got myself some cute, new scrapbook paper and then headed on over to Ace Hardware to buy myself a "drawer storage cabinet" ($12.99). I checked at Lowe's, and they were totally out of the kind used in the posts above :-( So sad! When I got to Ace, they only had a 12 drawer organizer. In the end, this really meets my needs better than the 22 drawer version above. I just didn't need that many drawers! Please excuse the crappy iPhone picture of my Teacher's Toolbox below (which is definitely sitting on my unmade bed, by the way):
Seriously, I have GOT to get a functioning camera! I didn't want to spray paint my toolbox, so I went with greens and blues that I thought looked good with the gray exterior of the organizer. Plus, the whole green-blue-gray deal works really well with my beachy/oceany classroom this year! A win-win. The drawers I decided on were: paper clips, staples, binder clips, pencil top erasers, rubber bands, rings, white out, glue sticks (all small drawers) and pens & pencils, Sharpies, highlighters, Expos (all large drawers). This was really simple to make, and I know it is going to get TONS of use between myself and the IAs in my room this coming year.
Hope your July is creeping by slowly! ;-) Mine has been, but I just got the call that my classroom is ready, so I guess things are about to gear back up. Good thing I love it, right?