Currently...My Very Own Tool Box

This is going to be short and sweet....I made one!  I made a tool box like the ones all over pinterest.


Thanks to Elizabeth at Fun in Room 4B's templates, it was super easy to make. (scroll down to the bottom of the post and you can pick up her templates)  I bought mine at Lowe's.  It originally was blue, so some white spray paint make specifically for plastic fixed that.  Since I am going with yellow and grey for my colors this year, I used digital scrapbook paper, put it under the text boxes that Elizabeth has already mapped out, inserted a neat shaped box over it (for the white space) and typed in what I wanted.  All total (because of the painting) this took a few hours to do.  Without the painting, it probably would have taken 45 minutes.

I have to make a special note that on the ones I saw online, there was a space for pens.  Not a single one of my pens fit unless diagonal...and then only a few would fit.  So I didn't include that.  I also thought my staple gun would fit in there.  When I got to school, I realized it didn't.  So I put some more stamps in that one (and changed out the label).

And Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade has her Currently up now.  So here is mine :)


  1. Love your teacher's toolbox! Lowe's?

  2. I love how you have a label in the middle of each drawer then a background behind it. Love it! :) Thanks for sharing this idea!

    :) Ashley
    The Real Teachr: Tips, Tricks, Freebies and Everyday Ideas for Real Teachers

  3. Thanks for sharing! I just made my teacher tool box too! I found you on the August Currently!
    I also have a lot to do, but am on the computer and I need to finish laundry.... sigh! Come and check out my Currently!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  4. loving your tool box... teacher box... awesomeness!!! thanks so much for linking up :)

  5. It came out so nice Stephanie!! I love all of those colors together :)

  6. Your tool box turned out great. I too need to clean my house, but I keep putting it off and staying on the computer longer.

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  7. Your toolboox looks great! I'm definitely with you on the workout train...need to hop on but haven't!

    Success in Second Grade
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  8. I'd love to know what the clerks at the hardware stores are thinking when all these women are in buying tool boxes...if they only knew!!


    A Time to Share & Create


    Fabulous 4th Grade

  9. Your toolbox looks amazing!!!! I found your blog through the linky:) I'm your newest follower!

    1...2...3...Teach With Me

  10. Your tool box is amazing!! I need one :)
    I also need to clean my house, but enjoying Currentlys too much!

    One Class, One Sound

  11. Love, love, love it!! I went to Harbor Freight to see if i could find one like it (for price of an off brand) but looks like I'll be getting one elsewhere! Gotta do it!!
    I'm going to have to participate in the currently too!!!! Great post, Steph!

    Ann Marie Smith @ Innovative Connections

    1. The Lowes one I got was only $17. Not too bad. And I was able to get rid of my teacher win win for me!

  12. Thank you everyone! I couldn't resist and had to jump on the bandwagon :)

  13. How organized! I just saw this at Lowes for $17. :) How did paint it?

    Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower! Come stop by by blog if you can, I'm having a giveaway!

    Second Grade Sparkle

    1. Tee hee... I'm so excited about this bin, I'm leaving out words. Oh boy!

      How did *you* paint it?


  14. Thanks for the shout out, Stephanie. You know how much I love the way your toolbox turned out already, though. Right?

  15. So awesome! I am VERY jealous! I look forward to seeing it in your classroom this year, as I am an avid reader ;) !!

    Young Teacher Love 5th Grade Blog

  16. Absolutely love what you did to the toolbox. Really cute!! I'm new to blogging and am so glad I found yours. Check out my blog if you get a chance! :)

    2nd Grade Teacher
    The Sweetest Thing Blog

  17. Your tool box is adorable!

    The Hive

  18. Hi, I have to tell you that I FINALLY created my teacher tool box today as well.......I purchased it three or four weeks ago and I kept looking at it but never had the time to finish it. :-P
    I found you through the Currently linky.

  19. You absolutly must post pictures with your grey and yellow color scheme.... I started with grey and yellow, but it kind of morphed. I would love to see how someone else is going to carry it through.... thanks. Kat

  20. I bought a tool box yesterday that I plan to customize this week--yours looks great! Where can I get a blank "Currently" so I can fill one in? I am jumping back into blogging after a couple years off. Thanks!

  21. I finished my tool box yesterday and printed mine on left over card stock and then decorated each box with leftover ribbons from my scrapbook supplies. Thanks for this idea.

  22. Your tool box turned out great! I love the colors.

    Teaching Fourth


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