Welcome to our school room! I started this project back in November. It's taken me forever to finish it, and now we are moving, at least it will show well, although it never stays this clean! I took these photos on a Friday afternoon, just after school was over for the day. I think it lasted just long enough for me to take them before the children all decided to start a craft project! That is what this room is for, we spend a lot of time in here, doing our lessons, reading, computer, crafting, coloring, and it also happens to be the warmest room in the house. It gets a lot of use. It started out as the nursery with striped yellow walls. I loved it, but it started to look like a circus tent when all the school things moved in and the crib went out. Here is a before picture.
The alphabet is from My Father's World curriculum and it just fits on that wall. My son found the cast silhouettes of Washington and Lincoln at the antique store when we were browsing and I "framed" them with empty frames I found at good will. The bulletin board I made using an old frame and a broken bulletin board I cut down and covered in fabric. I'll show you how I did that soon!
I love the flag in the center, it's an old parade flag that was missing it's pole so I used some spray adhesive and glued it to a piece of foam core and it just happened to fit perfectly into that frame I had in my stash. Behind the curtain is a large filing box that holds all of our paperwork, on top is more storage and office supplies. Inside are things like wooden puzzles, math manipulative's, lacing shapes, leapsters, and coloring books, all easily accessible, but out of sight.
It's so calm and peaceful that my easily distractable son gets his work done in record time, leaving us more time to do fun stuff.
This chalk board was given to me by a dear friend who homeschooled her children, on the shelf above are crayons, markers, colored pencils, pattern shapes, and paint. Below that is our little science shelf, it houses a dead lizard, rocks, arrowheads, feathers, fossils, and whatever else two young boys find fascinating.
Behind the door is the mess! That's where the puzzles, games, printer, teacher manuals, and whatever else one needs in an office goes. The little desk is for anyone who can't sit still at the big table or is staring out the window to much.
Some of the details. I made the pencil art based on something I saw in the Pottery barn catalog years ago.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to rehab this chalkboard? It still works but had those white scratches making it hard to read through. I would love to fix it without painting over the alphabet.
Well I hope I didn't bore you to death with all the photos, I am just so excited to have the room all finished, even the details!