Painted Cabinets in Preschool
Custom Hand-Painted Cabinets in a Sherman Oaks, CA Preschool
Preschool cabinets had a brown, dated, corkboard covering on all doors that spanned the length of 2 classrooms.
I forgot to take a complete before picture but did get a photo of one of the cork board doors covered with primer
and the teacher’s paper coverings still present on the other doors.
Teachers spent a lot of time and supplies covering bulletin boards in this classroom!
Dated Preschool Cabinets – Before Painting
Painted Preschool Cabinets – After Painting
WHAT CLIENT ASKED FOR:
- Client asked me to add fun colors
- Keep the design simple and conducive to learning
- Something geometric, maybe stripes or polka dots
- Paint it to eliminate the need for paper coverings
- Keep the corkboard front of cabinets functional so able to use push pins and staples when teaching
- Turn a boring wall of brown into a fun and child-friendly learning area without us having to remodel by replacing cabinets.
WHAT CLIENT RECEIVED:
- After testing to see if primer stuck well to the cork surface, I covered the cabinets with primer.
- I measured out wide stripes in different widths keep the design calm and not too busy.
- I alternated fun and kid-friendly colors down the long length of cabinets spanning the two classrooms.
This will sure save the teachers a lot of time…and they can still use push pins!
Meanwhile, on the other side of the room…. were some bulletin boards in the need of a fresh look….
This one was not framed
This one had a frame
- Large brown bulletin boards were primed then painted with fun colors to compliment cabinets.
- An asymmetrical border was painted for one (on the left) that had no structured frame.
Painting the cork gave a fresh new look to existing functional items. It’s fun to decorate with paint!
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