School Room Renovation

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.

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This is the result! I'm loving it!

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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.

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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.

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A recent art print given to my by my sister for my birthday this year.

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Art supplies to be used when inspiration strikes!

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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.

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Owen found a bird nest and I thought it would be perfect next to one of my bird nest photographs.

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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!

Sources:

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)