Friday, October 3, 2014

Our School Room

We have moved so many times the past ten years.  I've only had a homeschool room one time, and that was in the very last house we had.  I LOVED having a school room, and was really excited about setting up a wonderful space for learning and life in our new home.  When we were looking at houses, the homeschool room having a window or better yet, access to the backyard was a deal breaker for me.  We spent the majority of our time as a family in the school room, so it's almost as important as the kitchen. : )  Maybe more important.

So you can imagine how THRILLED I was with this room.  I pretty quickly knew how I wanted to set it up and use the space.  This week, I was able to make my trip to IKEA and get everything I needed to get organized, get our books and toys out of boxes, and really begin to use the room well. : )

I do still have some more things to hang on the wall, but for the most part, this is the finished product!

I brought the large glass door cabinet from India, as well as the curtains, and the red rug. The round table and chairs were a Craigslist find, and my desk in the corner is from IKEA.

I love having a spot to keep my computer, teacher's manuals, and all the other stuff I need. :)

I love that we have a fireplace in the school room! I am imagining reading around the fireplace in the winter months, hearing the crackle of the wood!  

I found those awesome gold chairs at an estate sale for next to nothing.  The bookshelves and toy storage shelves are from IKEA

All my books are on shelves!  This is the first time ever some of them are not in a foot locker! I've never had enough bookshelf space before!

This is loaded with activities and building toys for the little kids to do while we work on school.  The painting above is a canvas that was given to us by a good friend after a mission trip to Burma. I love it!

From my shopping day: Swedish meatballs for lunch. 

My ridiculous parade through checkout. 

The car was so weighed down, it took twice the gas to get home it had taken to get there!

Last, Paul bought this paper lantern for me in Leh. I have always loved these paper lanterns, ever since I lived in Thailand.  He made it into an actual light and got it up int he corner of the room.  Of course, the kids think its our very own lantern from Tangled.  :) 


  1. You've done a fabulous job. It looks so organized, cozy and inviting!

  2. It looks so nice! What a special space! :)