28 August 2009

The Big Reveal

Yea!! We finally got the kiddos' desks repainted! The school/play room is ready for school now. Good thing, too, since we start on Monday:)


We decided on black paint for the metal bases of the desks, but we wanted to get some input from the kiddos on the wooden seats and backs. So we gave them the colors from this set of vintage books to choose from.
The Princess chose blue and Mr. B chose green. I thought that was funny since The Princess has a green room and Mr. B's is blue. The desktops are painted with chalkboard paint. The chalkboard on the wall also got a fresh coat of paint.

I also repainted their table and chair set. It has been used more that I could have ever imagined and had so many crayon marks and scratches on it. Plus I needed an excuse to paint something red!
You should have seen me painting this set in the backyard when our neighbors white dog jumped over the fence to come and play. Talk about pandemonium! LOL

So I think we're just about ready to start school on Monday. Not that I have any delusions that they are going to sit at these desks all day and do school work. I'm sure we'll be all over the house at times, but I'm looking forward to it!
(How do you think my state plates turned out around the top of the room? I like them!)

18 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

This is all such an amazing feat. And a super room to boot!!!

My show n tell is about the symbol of Native Americans today...the kokopelli.

Have a great weekend.

Betsy said...

Everything looks great! I love how the desks look brand new, but have that retro feel. There's nothing like that anticipation of school starting! I bet the kiddos are excited!

Momma Rae and the Deputy said...

ok so I love the desks!!! super adorable. Id want to sit in them ALl day:)

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

The desks look adorable, but I love the red table. Red is second only to blue for me.

Desks never cut it at our house, but when the kids were younger we never had a dedicated school room and ours weren't that cute. We usually take up the school room and the table we eat on. It could also be that I have more kids and we need to spread out more for separation sometimes...not really sure. I'd have the desks just because they were cute and I liked them though! :)

Laura said...

Love the desks! Where did you get them?

Lora said...

Thanks for all of your nice comments, girls! I appreciate them!

Laura:
I got one of the desks several years ago from a friend and the other from throw-away stuff at a church. They aren't identical, but I kind of like it that way:)

Love Bears All Things said...

Looks like a fun room to learn in.
Mama Bear

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Everything looks fresh and clean and GREAT! I have an old barrel belly school desk that needs repainting and now I feel inspired to get it done :0)
Here's wishing you a very happy and successful school year. My youngest kids begin their school year on Monday too. Today we are going to "meet the teacher" and get class assignments :0)

Kari said...

They look great! Can't wait to see it all together.

Carla said...

What a happy class room!! I would LOVE to see the white dog vs. red paint action:)
Enjoy!

Susan B said...

Your schoolroom looks great! I like how you painted the desks. I hope you have a wonderful and successful year of school. Have a lovely weekend!

Leann said...

Lora

Everything looks wonderful. I love the desks!!

Please stop by The Old Parsonage anytime, I love Company!

Enjoy
Leann

Susan said...

Great job and so nice for your kids.
Susan

marie said...

Your schoolroom looks so good. Great job on the desks and table & chairs. I really love your inspiration book colors!

Leigh Ann said...

Everything looks awesome. I know I have a school desk around here somewhere, attic or barn, that's the question. You have inspired me! Your plates look great too!

Jamie said...

Looks great! I love the desks!

Colored With Memories said...

isn't it amazing what a little paint can do?!? love the idea of chalkboard paint on the tops of them. i may just be stealing that one! we aren't technically homeschooling yet, but i have started to teach lily how to read/write...just nothing formal!

Michelle M. said...

That looks great! I bet your kids love it.