Sunday, September 14, 2014

Back to School Homework Station

The Kiddo started Kindergarten, which has re-introduced homework into our house.  He'd been getting by with an old ikea desk we'd cut down to size, but that just wasn't enough room for his big-kid work.

He had a low bookshelf that didn't really hold his stuff in an easy-to-access way, and a chalkboard that didn't have any storage for chalk or erasers.

So I found this cutie on Craigslist for 30 bucks.  I love that it has a higher shelf he can grow into using, and the paper roll holder.  I didn't love the medium golden oaky finish or the hard stool seat.

 Kiddo asked for RED, so I sanded and painted it glossy cherry red (ready mixed from Lowe's).

Then, I turned my attention to the stool.  I padded it a little with some dense foam, but didn't put anything thicker down because I didn't want to raise the seat height too high for the desk.  I found a remnant of baseball fleece, and stapled it to the seat for maximum Kiddo excitement.

We also moved his homework station across the room, so we could use a bookshelf that's easier for him to access.  I finally found a plastic 3M bin to attach to his chalkboard to hold chalk and the eraser, too.

I think we're all ready for a great school year!