The day has FINALLY come to reveal the homeschool/office room. This reno was the first I had ever taken on and boy was it a doozy. I honestly did not know how much work it was going to be. My two largest challenges that I faced was the wallpaper and extra finances that it took to complete it.
I learned that I will never put wallpaper in my home and that I CAN reno! I’ am extremely proud of how it turned out!
Because this is going to be a place where we are in daily whether it’s homeschooling, writing or my husband doing school work I wanted a desk that would be up to the task.
It needed to be large enough to fit eventually three kids at once, plus myself but also modern looking and didn’t break the wallet.
When I scrolled to this L-shaped desk on Wayfair I knew that this was the one. It looked large enough, modern enough and the price was pretty decent for its size. I picked white because I knew it would keep the room looking bright and serve as a great surface for flatlays.
You guys, I spent a LONG time looking for that perfect office chair. I wanted one that I could spend a few hours in without feeling uncomfortable. My first hope was to get one that was upholstered but holly hanna those babies aren’t cheap even when second hand.
I came to a compromise and found this chair at IKEA. The bonus was that it was on sale for $20 less at the time of purchase.
There are three major storage areas in this homeschool/office room. I knew that I wanted a place to have all the main books of curriculum that my two girls are in current need of almost daily.
This 4 cubed storage bookcase from Wayfair was perfect. It fit most of the books well and there are enough cubes for each child’s subject.
The second in importance was a place to put all of our craft materials. My oldest LOVES to create and craft but the method we had before was NOT working. There was no organization so when she went to create, it looked like a bomb went off. Paper, crayons, glue, glitter, you name it, just tossed all over.
After I purchased this 3-tier stand from Michaels and set it all up, the kids now knew where everything went after they were done creating.
For the containers, I saved our used empty pasta sauce jars. Mason jars could work for this as well. I picked up the metal bucket from the local dollar store for the designated recycle spot.
Then it was my turn to have a little bit of storage available. You may not notice right away but if you look closer this little storage area holds some precious things to me.
My favorite photo of my husband and I. The photo albums that I am going to start filling this year. My favorite cookbooks for when I meal plan. Two framed pictures that my oldest created. The Narnia series and the Little House on the Parie series. Plus a few other gems in there.
The Photo Wall
There aren’t many places in our house where hanging pictures are possible. That is why I was determined to have a spot in this room. I found this idea on Pinterest and KNEW I was going to go with picture shelves.
I’m an extremely sentimental person so once again this space is filled with gems.
The mason jar candle is from a well-loved company in our house called, Canvas Candle Co. You will find a few of those in this room plus around our house.
For the glass vase, I spray painted it gray and use it for my watercolor paint brushes out of reach of the kiddos. All the picture frames you see were thrifted and either painted or left as it. I find this to be the most inexpensive way to collect frames.
I also added some twinkle lights that I picked up from Costco.
It doesn’t look like much right now but this area is going to be a little resting place for the kiddos to read. The wire basket is part of a 3 set from Wayfair.
Candle: Canvas Candle Co.
Room Spray & Lip Balm: K’Pure Naturals
Gray holder: Found at a thrift store that was originally black. Spray painted it gray
Elephant pen holder: Winners originally a tea mug
Coasters: ChopValue from Justly Market
Be Kind banner: A little Love Creative
Wall art hangers: Ikea (Top)
Photo collage frame: Winners (Bottom)
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I still have a few little details that I need to be completed, like the reading nook and putting the baseboards back on. But overall I’m pleased with how this room turned out. I’m already dreaming of our next little reno!