Our Homeschool Room Redesign Costs $0 and was easier to achieve than I thought it would be. Pinterest loves to taunt us, the ones who suck at decorating, with gorgeous rooms we drool over. I have pinned room after room on my Homeschool Rooms board.
Every time I fall into the Pinterest trap, I covet these rooms. They are brilliant, bright, and almost museum-like. I will not lie, I complain all the time to Marty. Just this week I told him that our house didn’t have enough space for my Pinterest projects (ideas). I ridiculously stated our practical 1,800 square foot home was a shack and we “needed” more walls. We needed a bigger home and pronto. Then I slept on it.
The next day was fine until about 10:30 p.m. The Bees were laying down and I walked into the office to see this. A friend told me this room made homeschooling look terrifying . My friend was right. So I got to work.
When I look back on this photo, I am seriously embarrassed. My 14-year-old dining room chair is broken (thanks to recent horse-playing). Luna, my dog, is hiding. And that is mostly paper trash on the floor. Who teaches or learns in this environment? From 10:30 p.m. until after 1 a.m., I worked on clearing the clutter, organizing, and decorating the room with what I already had. Yep! I already had everything I needed to change this room into a space that I enjoyed working and teaching in, but also one that was a suitable learning environment.
Hello, new office! Hello, new homeschool room!
I must say, I am very happy with the results of this redesign.
During the summer, I went to Ikea to get two items for our homeschool room.
One was this amazing reddish/brown, RÅSKOG cart. It was $29.99 and super easy to assemble.
Next was their Kallax Shelf Unit in white. It was $64.99. Wal-Mart sells similar ones.
The rug is randomly from Ross. It was $29.99.
A bought this desk locally because it reminded me of my high school days, tennis balls and all.
What do you think of my redesign? This space has become my new favorite room.
Our Homeschool Room Redesign Costs $0