Thursday, July 8, 2010

School Room Redesign

Last year I posted photos of our school room.  We loved it for a while but discovered that it was problematic since W loved to explore. When we were tucked away in the schoolroom aka spare bedroom, he was exploring the rest of the house and leaving a mess in his wake. So we moved school to the living area and rearranged bedrooms to give the boys a playroom and Tim an office.

Fast forward a year and we are at the point of needing a school room again. Since we had moved the boys into the master bedroom, we converted their playroom into our new school room.

We still have a few things to do/adjust but I really think this is going to work well for us.

Here are some pictures of our redesign.







The older two boys have a desk with a bookshelf in between them. They have their boxes and most of their books on the bookshelf along with some different activity oriented boxes.

Then J has a desk on the other wall. Right now we have two more bookcases but our plan is to buy one more desk and a taller bookcase. (I love Ikea.) and W will have a place to play and work with the others.

The larger desk with drawers (why is one of them open?) is mine. I spend most of my time in the black chair and the closet has been converted to my resource closet. It holds text books/binders, extra supplies, extra books we aren't using currently, our globe, some games and my printer.

So far (two weeks in) this has been a great new set up for us.

9 comments:

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Nice job, Robin! I've never been to IKEA but they're building one in Denver so maybe one day...

Really, your set-up looks great!

Robin said...

We love Ikea, there furniture is well made but doesn't cost a mint. We are enjoying the new room. Seems to be helping with the general focus too. We'll see how long that lasts. :-)

Robin said...

That should say "their" not "there" and yes I do teach my children at home.

joelle said...

What a nice set up! We love Ikea here too. One of our bookshelf is from there and we love it. Our new bunk bed is from there too.

Kahri said...

Looks great! Hope it works out for you longer this year. ;-) I understand about that..

Robin E. said...

Oooo, I love the great modern look decor you have in there. A nice alternative to the bright primary or pastel look usually found in dedicated school room. Thank you for sharing on the NOT Back-to-School blog hop.

Sheri said...

IKEA is the next step for my room completion plan. I like how you framed the maps-really makes them stand out. Nice. Have a good year.

Kysha said...

Beautiful decor!

Lynn said...

Looks great! I hope you have a wonderful summer.

~Lynn