Homeschool Classroom

My daughter loves school.  Exactly one day into her summer break she asked me if she could set up a school at home.  I said yes (what else could I say?) – and she began to list the items she would need.  A blackboard. Lockers. Desks.  Not wanting to break the bank – I decided we would shop for some things, and make others ourselves.

Homeschool Blackboard

We started by looking on Etsy and found a great rustic chalkboard.

Old Bookshelf

Next stop – our garage.  An old, water-stained, unfinished pine bookshelf volunteered for duty.

Painting Bookshelves

With a bit of paint, some hooks and numbers – we were able to transform this…

Sideways bookshelf lockers

Into this.

DIY re-purposed bookshelf lockers

The result was charming.


We pulled the rest from bits and pieces in other areas of the house.

Homeschool Classroom


A very fine homeschool classroom was born!