July 29, 2009

School Room Fun

Today we are taking a closer look at some of the fun things I did to organize our school room.
I love a new project, so this was F.U.N.!!!
I found these organizer boxes at Target in the $ section for $2.50 each. If you walk to the back of the store you will find the same ones (although, in a variety of colors) in the laundry/storage dept. for $9.99 each. Hmm... it doesn't take a rocket scientist to do the math! At that price, I'll work with black.
The galvanized monogram letters were in the dollar section at Michaels during the holidays.
With a little light blue ribbon, they don't look Christmasy at all.

The kids like having their own bins for their personal notebooks and clipboards.

Remember these?
I just changed out the background paper to go with our new color scheme.

Speaking of new color scheme, I had fun whipping up these new window treatments:
I wanted it to be a quick project, so they are not lined, but they work for me.

The fabric is fun, but the colors are soothing.

I love this fabric! It's cotton pique' which adds a soft casualness.

I asked my husband to make a sturdy, decorative shelf for my desk area. He did a beautiful job (as usual). We won't talk about how many holes we drilled trying to find a stud... the stud-finder was lying!! Maybe its little vacation in the fridge wasn't so healthy. (You never know what you will find in the fridge with a 5 year old boy in the house).
A dear friend gave me this little shelf. It was white with a seashell accent. Thanks, Erin! Nothing like a good coat of black spray paint! It now sits on my desk as a great organizer.

I've recently been noticing (on other fabulous blogs) the use of clothespins. I think they are a charming way to display pictures. One perk is they don't damage the picture with a hole or tape to the back. Now I can change out my pictures... whenever!

We've also attached one to a wire on our bulletin board (see previous post). Doncha love my subliminal message to my kids?

Well, I'm off to enjoy the day in our new room!

15 comments:

Traci said...

Your room is adorable! I would love to go to school in that room.
The curtains are beautiful. I am trying to come up with curtains for my den, and I am just stumped! You look very organized and I am jealous. :)
Blessings,
Traci

Annie said...

HOW. AWESOME. I've been inspired on a couple of these classroom ideas for my classroom -- my office!

Thank you for sharing and have a great school year with those kiddos!!

Carolina Mama said...

Congratulations! Your school room looks terrific! Doesn't that make you ready to start! It will be a great year.

We're Magic Bullet fans too. Took ours to the beach in May! :)

Carpoolqueen said...

I would seriously love school in your room.

Sigh.

MJ said...

Beautiful room!!! I love your curtain fabric - where did you find it??

Anonymous said...

Can I enroll, please?

New Every Morning said...

I found the fabric at Hancock Fabrics when they were having a great sale this summer.

Kellie said...

You make me want to come homeschool with you. LOL Great ideas!

Becky said...

What a charming and happy place to do school. I love the curtains especially. Everything is so colorful and fun. Your kids will enjoy every day.

Rachel said...

This room is so cute! I love your armoire area and that cute little lamp! Was that a makeover or did you actually buy it like that?

Samantha said...

This room is fabulous! Such a soothing space to learn. I LOVE THOSE CURTAINS!!!

New Every Morning said...

Rachel, about the lamp ... I just replaced the shade (which was very formal). I found it at a yard sale for $.50! I should have bought a couple more :)

Amy said...

It's my fabric!! I just love your curtains! The ball fringe is especially cute and fits the fabric so nicely!!

Sunny said...

I have to ask you where you got that floral fabric for your drapes? Love it!

Ryan, Corrie, Max, and Jack said...

So I know this is an old post, but oh well! The two fabric curtains were JUST the idea I needed! I keep finding material I love for curtains, but it's like it's a little much, you know? But mixing it with something else will help!