But it did turn out exactly as I had hoped and I could not be more thankful for all the long hours Jay put into making my vision a reality. Even though creating a homeschool room stressed me out for awhile.
My goal was to create a space that in some ways resembled a school room, but a space that was also an extension of our home.
I did not want our homeschool room to scream SCHOOL. Nor did I want it look like a school supply store had sneezed all over it.
For our school table, Jay refinished an antique Irish pine table that was a gift from his father. Jay actually grew up eating at it and we even shared a few meals together at it when we were dating, so it means a lot for us to have it now. The chairs are my favorite chair ever. They are from Shabby Chic and we have had them for a few years.
I housed all of Lilla’s markers and pencils on the table and out of Bette’s reach and used Scrabble letters for her name plate.
I decided to use my mother’s favorite sideboard as our “bookshelves.” Jack Mike gave it to me this past summer and it is a piece my mother loved. All of our books and materials are in it and so far it has worked quite well.
I did end up finding some big bulletin boards that were only $18, probably because they were framed in cheap black plastic. Jay spray painted them white to match the rest of the room.
The hanging clipboards so far are for our weekly schedule, chore chart, and book worm.
And when school is out I can just clear away all our school stuff and I will be left with what looks to be like a little breakfast nook.
Thank goodness it is done.