Sunday, August 7, 2011

"Not" Back To School Blog Hop: School Room Week

Not Back to School Blog HopIt's time once again for more blog hopping with Heart of the Matter!  This week she has us all focusing on the room we'll be schooling in.  I sort of chuckle at that, because I'm almost positive that we'll be schooling just about everywhere.  Zep and I prefer to kick our legs up on the living room coffee table to do his work.  And I'm longing for the days when cooler weather heads our way, so we can throw out a blanket in the backyard and do our assignments in the beautiful outdoors!

But...I did prepare a room!  Let me just say, I LOVE IKEA!  For a cheap fix for any room it's the way to go.  We started organizing this room back in May and it finally was complete this week.  I'm excited to show it to you all...

The wall of IKEA shelving...


I'm still trying to figure out how I need to organize everything.  I suppose that once I have a little more experience I'll get a system down.  For right now I have each of the kids books grouped together.  I took an area for myself.  And, of course, all shelves within the reach of the babe are dedicated to her toys!  The boys have desks together, and I put a smaller table by the windows for days that Sunshine feels compelled to eat color with crayons!  :)

The bookcases are from the Billy collection at IKEA.  They even sell doors for the shelves that cost about $10 each.  You can see the one I bought on the far left.  The desks are also from IKEA.  Each desk cost $10.  They're pretty sturdy for being so cheap.  They're a bit tall, so you'll either have to buy adjustable chairs or look into the adjustable legs for the table instead of the ones I have pictured here.  Lastly, the chairs are also IKEA, but I don't suggest those.

My desk area...


I've had these desks forever!  They were my daddy's and now they'll be used to homeschool my children.  This is also were the computer area will be.  Hubby got me the awesome cork board; I repaid him by hanging it myself!

Supplies...


These are the greatest gadgets ever!  We've got all of our colored pencils, markers, glue sticks, scissors, etc in these two little hangie thingies.  They're fantastic!  FYI:  To buy said hangie thingies see IKEA's kitchen organization section.

And that's it!  I absolutely love this room now.  It has changed images multiple times over the last years and this is by far my favorite look.  I'm counting down the days till I'm able to ring our school bell and get our first day started!

29 comments:

Sam said...

I would totally love Ikea shelves!
http://www.thekelleyeight.com/2011/08/our-classroom.html

Carrie said...

You have a lovely school space! Love the wall of bookshelves!!!

jeana said...

Your room is so bright and full of books! My favorite things =]

I am blessed! said...

So bright and cheery! I really like your schoolroom!

Celee

Mary said...

I love that wall to wall shelving! What a great open space :)

Donna said...

Love, Love, Love it! Looks amazing- makes you want to get to work!

Jackie said...

Could you please give a link about which shelves your used or the name of them. Thanks.

BlessedMom said...

Done, Jackie!! Hope that helps.

tinaoglesby said...

very nicely done! i love ikea too, wish we had one close to us :)

JOYfilled Family said...

great room and storage.

have a blessed school year.

Marsha said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from HOTM. Your school room looks great! I love the brightness and spaciousness of it. Hope you enjoy your school year!

See Jamie blog said...

Love, love, love IKEA shelves! We have a wall (actually two) of them as well! Your room is lovely. :)

Kim said...

LOVE the shelves! Organization envy. ;)
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Julie said...

I also have those wall hangie things and LOVE them! Your room looks great.

April said...

I gasped at your great wall of ikea shelving. I'm jealous. Have a great schoolyear.

Bev said...

I love IKEA and love your shelves! :)

Tracy said...

Beautiful bright room and I LOVE bookshelves, especially your wall of shelves! Hopping over from show your room blog hop where I linked up at #207! I am also a Catholic Homeschool mom to 4. It's always great to "meet" other homeschool moms with the same faith background :) Happy schooling with your beautiful family and school room(s)! :)

Samantha said...

It looks great! It's so bright and tidy.

fixedonHIM said...

love your bookshelves!

Allison said...

What a spacious, organized spot.Ours is also right off the front door to the right.

The plans for your school year are wonderful as well. You're a motivation. Have a great year!

Jen said...

Hi there,
I too would love to have links to the exact shelves, doors, desk, etc. that you have from Ikea. I'll be making a trip to our local store very soon and this would be so helpful! Thanks!

Jen said...

After extensive research on their site I figured it out. Thanks for the inspiration though!

Jen @ Forever, For Always... said...

I ♥ IKEA too. The shelves look fantastic in your room and I love the kitchen storage idea. I might just have to make a trip to IKEA for it :) Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Oh, I wish we had an IKEA around here. I miss visiting my sister when she lived in Dallas, but even then we didn't have enough room in the car to bring all the goodies I wanted home! :)

This Mama said...

The room looks great! I LOVE the shelves! How difficult were they to put together?

Ryane

Sarah said...

That's a great room! Love all the shelves.

Mattie said...

Love the shelves!
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Savannah said...

It looks great! I love Ikea..it's probably a good thing that the nearest one is over an hour away :P

I just found your blog and am following now!

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Liberty said...

Your room looks wonderful! I am looking forward to reading you blog and following your journey during your first year! Have fun & enjoy!!! :)