I’ve been dreaming of a homeschool room. A sanctuary of learning set apart from the rest of the house. One of the exciting things about moving into our new place was that there was a perfect room for one. Over the past three weekends Josh was able to spend some time getting it ready for the school year.
We used leftover paint from a previous project for the wall color, scored a table and benches from Josh’s grandparents, and two bookshelves and a hutch from a friend who graciously gave them to us when she moved. So, we only spent money on purchasing the chalkboard paint and a dry erase board. I think that makes for the cheapest renovation ever!
The project started with Josh removing the wallpaper and border. Then patching all the holes.
This is the result! I’m loving it!
Now for my favorite part: the details. Below left is an alphabet poster Josh’s grandmother found in a thrift store.
I love the bright colors and retro feel.
A little nook for me. When the kids have independent work, this is a place for me to read and set my coffee. The teal stool was found along the side of the road a few years ago by Josh. I love it. It’s been used in photography sessions, as a stool, and now as a little table.
A recent art print given to my by my sister for my birthday this year.
Art supplies to be used when inspiration strikes!
Josh installed this awesome wall-mounted wire that we will use to show-off art work and timeline cards.
Josh also installed a magnetic knife rack. It holds a can that contains our chalk for the chalkboard painted wall.
Owen found a bird nest and I thought it would be perfect next to one of my bird nest photographs.
So there you have it! A tour of our newly renovated and organized school room.
I’m so excited to put this space to use this year! Admitted, I’m probably more excited than the kids!
Ikea: Dignitet wall-mounted curtain wire used for timeline cards and pictures.
Ikea: wall-mounted magnetic knife rack (not exact, but similar to mine)
Target: dry erase board
Etsy: Jane Austen Art Print
Home Depot: Tropical Breeze in satin (wall color)
It looks so great Danielle! What a transformation! Love how it turned out. I think you should do a home tour series so we can follow along as you renovate.
Wow! I love it! First thing I noticed was all the natural light! Three windows? The table and benches seem idea for being together, spreading out, and not having to clear it off for meals!!!! The bird nest is a perfect touch and I like the magnetic strip. So excited for you.
I love the table and the “J” on your wall. It all looks amazing really. May much learning, imagining, creating, love and inspiration happen in that room.
Danielle! this is so fabulous!
I love the J too!
And how did you put up your wall map? I got some maps at a curriculum fair, and I use the sticky putty to put them up. Had hoped to find large frames through yard sales or Good Will to frame them, but we’re starting school soon. Mine don’t stay up on the walls very long. They just fall down after a few days. I was trying to avoid push pins.
wow. that’s pretty incredible.
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