Just got my room ready for the year. Updated a few things and made sure all bulletin boards and such were in shape and looked their best. After several people came to my room to look at it, many commented about the clipboards which I keep in a basket. They do not look like this...
Instead, they look more like this.
So I decided to buy new clipboards in a matching set. I was overwhelmingly surprised at the cost. They were overly outrageous.
Looking at these prices I decided the students could just use the old clipboards and we would put up with the rough look. Then my wife asked, "Why don't you just paint them." I truly thought this was not a good alternative, but she truly felt it would work since the clipboards would be covered with a fresh coat of paint, and the colors would match my decor. So I went and bought a color of paint that would match. Setting to work, I paint the clipboards and they actually turned out very well.