Saturday, September 12, 2009

Class Just Got Better

My darling-of-a-husband ::wink wink:: has worked his tail end off for me and the kids this past week. If I didn't know any better, I'd think he's doing it for all the blog glory. But anyway...

We have our schoolroom at the front of our house - it's a nice size, but can get cramped with all the kiddos about. We also have a dining room [it's right across from the schoolroom]. We've never used it as a dining room the 3 yrs we've been here. Until now...

Paul made this gorgeous table! He received a couple doors free from the parish where my dad works. The door [which was already cut for a door; knob hole, hinge brackets] became this:
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Chairs, table legs [$5 ea.- can't beat that!], our new continent rug! Do you know how much these things go for new??? Around $450. Do you know how much we paid for it? $5!!! A friend of mine went to the Board of Education's auction this summer - she had LOTS of rugs and other junk great stuff ;) We had to clean it up. I mean, Paul cleaned it up. I watched. He did a great job!
Photobucket We took this bookcase from upstairs, which wasn't being used in the most efficient manner...

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This light fixture - again, Ikea - only $25. We had had a chandelier hanging [again, for a dining room] - that just wouldn't work for a schoolroom.
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And these hanging wires with clamping hooks [you guessed it.... Ikea]. We bought 4 of these last year and have one hung up in the workout room. We intended on hanging them in the schoolroom but never got around to it. So now 2 are in our 2nd schoolroom. They are actually on sale at Ikea now - $15 or so.
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Just some of our books which I mentioned here.
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I realize my pictures are humungous. I'm testing some things. Hopefully I'll iron all the kinks out!

10 comments:

momto5minnies said...

Looks wonderful . What amazing deals you got. The husband has definitely done good ;)

Jessica said...

Wow!! What a great room for school!! I LOVE the rug and the table is awesome too!!

Aussie Therese said...

looks great. I cannot wait to do our school room but extra renovations have
been put off for a while.

PaulaB52 said...

It looks great!

Regina said...

looks great!! i wish i could find a cheapo rug like that!!
r

PLD Consulting said...

There is NOT alot of Blog Glory if you only get 5 comments :)

Shelly said...

LOL!! funny paul :)
maybe you could make something and i could do a 'give away' - that'd pick up traffic a bit ;)

SAHMinIL said...

Just found your blog. Saw the picks of your school room and I just had to say: Cool Rug!!!

regan said...

i love the clean, uncluttered look of your school room. that rug is great! and big pictures are fine. i'd make mine bigger on my blog too, but wordpress actually counts the "amount" of storage we use. and once we've used it up, we have to buy more!

Michele said...

Wow, Paul! I think you made the right choice NOT taking the reject table, hee hee. What a great looking table...
Shelly, you're such an inspiration.
Sign me up for the Paul-workshop giveaway!