Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Home School Room Makeover

We started school "officially" this week. Now that we have all three kids "enrolled :)" it was time to get serious about where we were going to hold our school sessions. Previously we were just all over the house, wherever it was convenient. That worked for us, but I realized I had three times the curriculum to house and would need table space for three little bodies :).

Since we have never been formal folk over here, losing our formal dining/living area is no big deal. It works out perfect at our house, because we won't have to move books to eat lunch. Our main dining area is in the kitchen.

I am a big fan of multipurpose rooms/furniture. Our home isn't enourmous, so I wanted to be sure I didn't go too "schooly" where it would be awkward to use the room or table for other purposes.

I painted and treated our dining table with an antiquing paint treatment. It is hard to see in the pics, but it came out really well and I won't mind at all if the table gets a few more scratches and dings.


16 comments:

Carrie Thompson said...

I cant tell on the wall but the table looks good... I think it looks more modern! I like the book shelves OF COURSE Ikea rocks! You will do so awesome this year! Whenver yall want to trek up here and come see us we are up for it!!!

Christina Gonzales said...

LOve Love Love IT!!! Gives me ideas,esp. being new to this whole concept. You Rock girl!!

Terra Howard said...

You did an AWESOME job Jen!! LOVE the curtains & the painting brings it all together nicely. Has IKEA called you about being a spokesperson yet? They should...lol : )

Brenda said...

I know I'm supposed to be oohing and aahing over the table but I LOVE LOVE LOVE your curtains!!!! Oh my word. And I think you did a great job of carving out a school place without it looking like a classroom in your living room. It blends well.

And the table looks great too. Are the chairs from IKEA as well? (I have the same shelves)

Jennifer said...

Brenda, the Chairs are from IKEA and so are the curtains. I saw them in the new catalog and fell in like with them. The chairs look very minimalist, but they are the most comfy chairs ever. I think it might be the curved back?

Jennifer said...

Carrie, thanks, I think I could LIVE at IKEA. We would love to, I will email to plan it.

Terra- Right? I <3 big pink puffy heart IKEA

Jennifer said...

Thanks Christina!:) it has been a work in progress! Brenda told me about a homeschool room blog hop. The link is on my facebook profile. It is a wealth of ideas!

Rob said...

Nice job!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

It looks like you have made it work perfectly for your family! :) I wish you the best in your schooling year and thank you for sharing your schooling with us!

H-Mama said...

Yay for mulit-purpose rooms and tables with 'character'. ;) We love Ikea too!

MissMOE said...

I think the picture on the wall of mother and child does a faboulous job of setting the tone for your school area. Great space with wonderful colors. Thanks so much for sharing.

Denise said...

It looks great! I am enjoying checking out everyone's school rooms (and perhaps getting a tad jealous). LOL
I am now following your blog.

SmallWorld at Home said...

Those curtains are FANTASTIC! I need them!

Joey said...

Great room! Love the painting!

Mandy said...

yeah...looks good...i need something like this for my little man...we are al over the place at the m\oment...xxx

rawbanana said...

LOVE the curtains and the table!! Have a great year!