As the kids are back to school this week, it creates a sense of renewal in my household. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve managed to clean out several closets and spaces in an attempt to re-organize our lives in preparation for the new school year. One of the items on my lengthy to-do list is to create a great space for homework to be done.
Right now, the office desk is pretty much where I write my blog, my husband taps away at writing his second book, and the kids only occassionally work on the computer. I’ve featured the gallery wall above the desk in a previous post, but I figured that in the spirit of going back to school this week, I’d also like to show you the desk area.
It’s a MICKE desk from Ikea, and it’s perfect for the space. We used to have a larger desk, but opted for a smaller one to better suit the room.
I have crayons within easy reach for homework assignments for my younger two. I picked up this awesome trophy from Value Village thrift store for only $4.00, and it’s one of my favourite decor pieces.
Pencils are also a must for any work space.
Since i’ve showed you the Good, now it’s time for you to see the Bad. This is the space directly across from the desk area. It’s not necessarily “Bad”, but it’s not functional at all. Currently, the girls are using the nook between the two closets for their dress up trunk.
Now it’s time for the Ugly. This is what the area typically looks like on any given day. As usual, it’s messy and overflowing. Lol. How embarrassing….
Oh well… I’m over it 😉 In the spirit of the “September Back to School Renewal” theme, I’m planning on making this area a much more functional space. I want to install a built in desk using a laminate counter top possibly, and installing some sconce light fixtures on the chalkboard wall for added lighting.
I’m hoping that this desk will serve as a fun and “fun”ctional space for the kids to get their school work done. They can even work on their homework, while I sit opposite them and work on my blog… win-win 🙂
I’d LOVE to hear any possible suggestions you may have for this space. I’m open to all kinds of ideas and options. I really appreciate your feedback and welcome all ideas.
I’ll be back again soon with another post. See you then 😉
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