The weekend of President's Day we got a 4-day weekend. Back to school on a Tuesday and then again Wednesday, then we got snowed in. Off from school, Thursday and Friday. And weekend rolls in, and here we are again, awaiting another snowstorm. I was getting ready for the kids to go to school tomorrow, lunch prepared, bathed and fed early and bed by 7:30 pm.
Then the email comes... no school tomorrow. Just what I hoped after watching the radar.
Thus, with all this boredom... kids and I have spent most of our days in the office (the warmest room in the house) where they can play the wii or the computer and I can surf the net, work on my worksheets and meal planning inside a "closet". A closet converted into my own space.
The kids used to share a card table as their homework table/desk. But after having it for almost a year, I got tired of it, it's filled with paint smudges, glue and it's wobbly and black and huge and ugly and it accumulates stuff.
So I folded it and tucked it away. But my dear daughter always loves to draw something. But nowhere to do it now that the table is tucked away.
Solution: a file drawer, sterilite drawers, which we have a lot of, wired shelving with laminate that I bought 2 yrs ago from a garage sale and some existing printed contact paper from Dollar Tree.
No I do not have a Before picture for this project. I don't plan this, it was random, spontaneous.
This is my daughter's side of the L-shaped desk. The drawer under the printer holds recycled papers (top), printing papers (middle) and used papers (bottom). The printer has a long usb extension so it can reach anywhere in the room without having to move a computer.
We converted one of the sterilite drawers to a lego storage.
On this desk is where we have our charging station. A plastic container from Dollar Tree for $.50.
Next to it is a tomato paste can reused as a pen holder to hold the kids' white board markers.
These are regular 3-stack sterilite drawers that we have around the house covered in a Dollar Tree printed contact paper. I love these prints.
I love how it turned out. The kids love that they have their own desks.