Well, I had my dream schoolroom. It looked like this–
which is pinned on my pinterest page, but I can’t find the original site.
from this page
But there were a couple of issues.
First, we discovered that putting the bookcases like that took more room when you considered seating space, and it wouldn’t work in our room -considering we needed to get 5 boys and I in there!
I had a couple of old school desks for the younger two. The oldest is an artists, so I reclaimed a drafting table from my husband’s shop-with his permission. But we were still two workspaces short. More on those, perhaps, later
I found these bookcases on Craigslist quite inexpensively. Husband then attached to the wall (cause he’s saftey concience like that!) and then finished a board. We opened the doors that closed off the bottom shelves, and attached the board. Now they have a desk!
It was a little dark, so we got these great rechargeable lights on Amazon for $9 incuding shipping
I believe it was Elizabeth Elliot’s mom who taught her to look at a problem and think “What do I have in my hand?” to fix it. Well, most of it was in our hand (or garage) and what we needed to obtain was relatively inexpensive. M
ore on my repositionable whiteboard and closet coming up!