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Redecorate the Teacher's Lounge

9 years 6 months ago #153137 by Ms.B
Hello, at our last PTO Meeting the idea of redecorating the Teacher's Lounge came up, and everyone loved the idea. Nothing was specifically decided, but I thought I could get some ideas, costs, etc and present it back to the PTO at our next meeting for a vote.

The Teacher's Lounge hasn't been touched in years, it is also a copy/work room for the teachers, and very small. There is no access to water in this room, there is a large table with mis matched chairs, a refrigerator, copier, supplies, and a counter with cabinets. It's very ugly and not a good place for the teachers to relax. One thing I'm hoping to propose is for PTO to purchase and maintain a water cooler (with water) for the Teacher's Lounge so they could at least have a glass of water with their lunch if they chose to.

So to my question...what sorts of ideas would you suggest when re-decorating the space? What kinds of things are in the Teacher's Lounge in your school? Thank you in advance!
9 years 6 months ago #153138 by Jewel
Replied by Jewel on topic Redecorate the Teacher's Lounge
People here could certainly provide good ideas, but the best ideas will come from the teachers in your school. So, I would ask them directly. In very short order, they'll be able to tell you exactly what they'd like to have: padded chairs, a soda machine, a larger fridge with an icemaker, etc.
8 years 7 months ago #156544 by Angela Newton
Replied by Angela Newton on topic Redecorate the Teacher's Lounge
While my daughter was in middle school, I served on the PTO Board.
The teacher's lounge was a pit. Half-painted, terrible furniture and so
very dated.

We decided to appropriate $1K from our budget to do the renovation.
My husband and I painted the room (with donated oops paint
from Benjamin Moore that I had them tint to my desired shade). I spent several months scouring garage sales and furniture sales for local bargains. I bought a couch and chair (new from Penney's), bought a garage sale table & 6 chairs and re-painted them and made window treatments, accent pillows, and a runner for the table. I purchased a couple lamps, updated pictures and accessories (using a $50 donation from Target towards our cause). We've been gone for 5 years and it STILL looks as beautiful like the day we finished. They have absolutely LOVED having a nice retreat. If you are looking to do something nice for your teachers - - I would highly recommend this as a sustainable gift for many years!
7 years 6 months ago #160795 by Rose H
Thought I'd bump up this topic because it is such a great idea to give the Teacher's Lounge a makeover for Teacher Appreciation week. Does anyone have any last minute (and low cost) ideas for groups looking to maybe spruce up the lounge but not do a wholesale re-do?

Thanks,
Rose C.
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