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Homework Station Design in Process

June 23, 2014

Last week it dawned on me that we are nearly half way through Summer Vacation and before I know it the school bell will be ringing again. We’re headed to see the “Mouse” in a few weeks and when we return there will only be 3 weeks left to get school shopping and all of those things done.

I won’t say anxiety set in but let’s just say I’m tired of the clutter that comes with school and I need a solution to keep their artwork, school work, permission slips, book bags, markers, pencils, pens, flashcards, paint brushes, paint and folders off my kitchen table. After being in the house nearly a year we I’ve concluded that the workout room will be turned into a homework station /craft space for the children.

This wasn’t an easy decision to make. There is equipment in there that the previous owners left and while I’m not saying we don’t need a space to workout, I’m thinking the wine room will get refitted with less bulky equipment. My husband recently went and got a gym membership, I took that to mean he was throwing in the towel. It’s now time we I make the space useful….cause there are cobwebs forming in there. Wasteful.

Looking from left to right in the room this is what is currently there

Homework Station


 Homework Station


I’m not saying it will be completely done before school starts but by the first day I hope to at least have desks, chairs and lamps in there for them. Funds will be low. I did say we are going to see the “Mouse” so there will be some Craigslist’ing, Ikea’ing, Goodwill’ing and DIY’ing going on. I do like the paint color and may leave it just making that entire back wall chalkboard…or maybe everything above the beadboard will get chalkboarded out. We’ll see.

Here are a few inspiration photos:





Homework station 1
Do you have a designated space for your children to do their homework? Should I leave the wall green?

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    Aracely @ Mama Fashion Files
    June 23, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    We have a table and chairs for Madison and she starts kindergarten this Fall so I should probably start looking for some organization tips/hacks for all her stuff. We have all her preschool work in a box. Bad Parents!! She has space in her since we recently put in a storage system so we’ll make it work.

    I love the green color I say leave it and love all of these inspiration photos. The chalkboard wall idea is great we’re supposed to do the same. I can’t wait to see the space.

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    Whitney 'Nic' James
    June 23, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I really love this idea! We don’t have any kids yet, but when we do this is definitely something I would create. I can’t wait to see the outcome! I know Goodwill will have some great finds!


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    June 23, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I love this idea! This will also help the kids stay focused when they are in this room! I love the color too! I was recently in target and saw the chalkboard paint but next to it there was a white board paint…I told Darrick I would love to make an entire wall into one big white board. Cant wait to see how this turns out!

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    June 23, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    So excited to see how this turns out and you have such a great space to work with!

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    June 23, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Such a great room you have. I love the wall color too. The beadboard is really nice as well. Looking forward to seeing your ideas come together. Hope you guys have fun at Disney!

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    June 24, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    I think that our dining room will serve as the place that we do homework and stuff when school starts. I like the idea of just doing one wall with the chalkboard paint. I think leaving the rest green will keep the space feeling bright and not too dark. Can’t wait to see how things go and what the end result will be.

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    Trina - Baby Shopaholic
    June 25, 2014 at 6:20 am

    I don’t think you need to paint. Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

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