Thursday, August 30, 2012

Homeschool Room

We do school at our kitchen table. It is convenient since it is so central in our home.  I can work in the kitchen and keep an eye on them (just one).  They can move to the bar for a little change of scenery.  The kitchen timer on the microwave is within reach.  It's just the best spot we've found. 

Each day we have been dragging our school supplies from the closet in the playroom and plopping them on the kitchen table. 

(The schoolroom after a $32 make-over)
(The schoolroom before the $32 make-over)

Each day we'd line the middle of the table with our supplies.  When we were done, we'd tote them back to the closet where they belong.  I got to thinking how nice it would be to have everything all in one space.  But you know me, there was one criteria, if it was in the kitchen it had to look cute.  When you come over for game night and dinner, I didn't want you feeling like you were at school, ya hear?

If you have a space in your home that is not working functionally or maybe you just have the itch to redecorate, always shop your house first.  This little bookcase has been in our room and was just the right size to fit my space.  Cost:  Free

Next we headed over to Staples and spent $38 on 3 Martha Stewart magazine holders.  When we got to Target, these brown one's were on sale for $3.50 each.  After doing the math, we returned the Martha Stewart one's at Staples and were very happy with our $14 purchase.  I wanted a burlap type look and that's exactly what I got.

The labels are on the front and the back.  When company comes (if I remember) we'll flip them around so it's a very uniform, clean look.  This is what you'll see.

On an everyday basis, I'll keep them facing forward so I can have easy access.

What's that?  Oh, heck yeah that's chevron on the lining.  I know, I'm excited about it too.  Who needs an apple on their desk when they have all this other cheery action going on, right?

Do you pray before you shop?  If not you should, it works.  I have seen God lead me to the perfect place many times.  Like wheeling into Fred's last minute on this trip.  And finding this lamp for $16 with the clear, glass pineapple center.  The base is a kind of greenish color and it is all kinds of cute.  Do you know our first Christmas tree was decorated with dried citrus fruits (lemons, limes, and oranges) and topped with a pineapple?  Citrus makes the world go round and lights up school rooms.

There you have it.  Our $32 homeschool room make-over.  Our everyday things we use are on the bookshelf.  The other things not used on a daily basis are in a closet in our playroom.

The interesting thing is how much the lamps warmed up this space.  Adding a lamp to a room always makes is feel more cozy. 

1 comment:

New Every Morning said...

I love it!!! I want to do school in that room!