I am SO excited to be sharing our school room/dining room tour with you today!! Now yes this is also our dining room and we do eat dinner in this room, but we eat breakfast and lunch in the kitchen. This room is mostly used for school and I must say I LOVE it!! I could just sit in this room all day long.
When we first started out we had a lot of work to do to this room. You can see that full list here. But as you can tell we ended up going with a totally different paint color than we originally looked at that day. Last week I was actually talking about purchasing a rug for Bradley’s area, but I decided to wait because I am about to get rid of a piece of furniture in his room and when I do I am going to use the rug that is under it for his area. So I do still have two minor changes to make to this room, but there is no telling how long it will be before I do those things:
- Purchase Three New Outlet Covers (I don’t love these outlet covers and they are pricy)
- Replace Light Fixture (I will probably replace a lot of light fixtures all at once)
So on to the tour!
This is the widest angle I can get to show as much of the room as possible, but I feel like it gives you a good feel for the room. We do have a lot of natural light coming in which I absolutely love!!
On the big wall in our school room is where I have all our dry erase boards and a lot of our posters. These posters include Math topics, History and Bible topics and Language Arts topic. Each year I add to these posters and while I thought about taking some of them down the truth is we refer to them often and before long Bradley will be learning some of this stuff.
Also on this wall and the wall that backs up to our hall is Bradley’s corner and posters. I try to keep all of his books and supplies we are using for that week all on this bookcase. It really makes completing school work much easier when I don’t have to look for stuff.
Here is a close up of his bookcase. I got the baskets on the top that hold the markers at Dollar Tree, the black and white boxes are from Hobby Lobby and the mesh baskets are from Target. I got the Paw Patrol lap desk from Kohl’s from their Back to School goodies!! I did receive this product for free. Also the red basket on the floor next to the bookcase full of books came from Dollar Tree.
At the other end of our big wall is a bookcase Adam built about five years ago. This bookcase has been used for so many different purposes. First it was in the girls’ room, then Alyssa’s room, then the boys’ room and now the school room!! It holds a lot of Bradley’s books that are not pulled for this week. One shelf hold some of my supplies since I don’t have a desk. On top of it I have two bins (puzzles and sensory bin), my laminator, paper binder and microscope.
On the opposite wall is our cube shelving. This is where I store all the big kids’ curriculum that is not an ebook. Each of them have a basket that sits on top of the shelving which holds all their binders, notebooks, Bibles, books, kindles and pencil pouches. During school they just grab the baskets and sit them on the table so they can easily access everything. I picked these baskets up from Dollar Tree. Also you can see the pencil holder on the end. It is 4 little baskets from the dollar aisle at Target. I used hot glue to hold them together and filled them with pencils, pens, markers, color pencils and crayons so the big kids can easily access whatever they need without getting up. I installed a hook on the end of this short wall for our library bag. Under our library bag is a trash can I picked up from Wal-Mart and a basket from Dollar Tree for our literature books.
I used my silhouette to create the wording “Train up a child in the way he should go Proverbs 22:6” for above the window. I will say decals is not my favorite thing to create, but I love the way this turned out. Hopefully with a few more projects the transfer tape and I will get along better. So if you have any tips about transfer tape let me know!! Also you can see my valance I made for the window. I used some fabric I had on hand from when Bradley was in kindermusik. It is the alphabet and I thought just prefect for the school room.
If you have any questions about anything you see just let me know. As you can see I like to shop at Dollar Tree and the Dollar Aisle at Target for baskets!!