Our Schoolhouse

When we were house hunting a couple of years ago, finding a home with extra space for a homeschool room was my top priority. The home we ended up purchasing didn't have any extra living space that we could designate for a classroom, but the storage shed in the backyard definitely had some potential.

Fast forward two years. This summer we finally got around to cleaning out the shed and transforming into a functional learning center. We still had quite a few unpacked boxes of "stuff" from our move that I had to sort through. Mr. C found a new home for all of his tools and spent several weeks working on the building in his spare time. Here are some "before" pictures.


This is what it looks like now.

After lots of scrubbing and organizing, ceiling repairs, and installing new carpet and an air conditioner (Praise the Lord!), we are now enjoying our wonderful classroom.

In the next few days I'll be giving a tour of our little one room schoolhouse and sharing more about how we homeschool.

Thanks to Kelli for hosting Show and Tell.

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Friday, August 10, 2007
Our Schoolhouse
When we were house hunting a couple of years ago, finding a home with extra space for a homeschool room was my top priority. The home we ended up purchasing didn't have any extra living space that we could designate for a classroom, but the storage shed in the backyard definitely had some potential.

Fast forward two years. This summer we finally got around to cleaning out the shed and transforming into a functional learning center. We still had quite a few unpacked boxes of "stuff" from our move that I had to sort through. Mr. C found a new home for all of his tools and spent several weeks working on the building in his spare time. Here are some "before" pictures.


This is what it looks like now.

After lots of scrubbing and organizing, ceiling repairs, and installing new carpet and an air conditioner (Praise the Lord!), we are now enjoying our wonderful classroom.

In the next few days I'll be giving a tour of our little one room schoolhouse and sharing more about how we homeschool.

Thanks to Kelli for hosting Show and Tell.

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28 Comments:
Blogger Tracy said...
Oh, how perfectly lovely! I would LOVE to have something like this! Will it be warm enough in the winter?
(I'm not sure where you live)

Blogger Mrs. Huse Clifton said...
I am green with envy. It is so wonderful!!!!

Blogger LBP said...
Wow! What a wonderful school! I love it.

Blogger Jenny said...
What a cute, modern twist on the old-fashioned one-room schoolhouse. I love it!

Blogger Becky said...
All those years at our dining room table are making me jealous of your little schoolhouse. That is absolutely precious. What a great environment for memories and learning. Enjoy!

Blogger Penless Thoughts said...
This is too precious. A truly real one room schoolhouse. I love it!!!
Susan

Blogger jennifer said...
I love this ! And as a home schooler-this is the atmosphere that we have always tried to do, regardless of space etc.

Charming!!

Anonymous ellen b said...
Oh my you have your own personal one room schoolhouse right on your property. That is so cool. Those are great before and after shots! Blessings on your school...

Blogger Sonya said...
This is wonderful! I'd love to have our own little one room schoolhouse! I can't believe this was a storage shed to begin with! It's so cute!

Blogger Sonya said...
This is wonderful! I'd love to have our own little one room schoolhouse! I can't believe this was a storage shed to begin with! It's so cute!

Blogger Marci said...
What a darling little schoolhouse. I love it!!!

Blogger Susan P. said...
Makes me wish I was a kid again ~ this is the kind of "school" I would have love to have attended!

Anonymous Barbara H. said...
What a great transformation! It's a wonderful schoolhouse.

Blogger Susan said...
What a treat to have your very own one-room schoolhouse!

Blogger HsKubes said...
Wow! What a difference. ;o)
I'm sure y'all will enjoy it!

Thank you for the anniversary wishes! It was a wonderful day! ;o)

~ Christina

Blogger PEA said...
What a perfect little schoolroom!! Amazing what a shed can be transformed into! lol Everything looks wonderful and so well organized!! xo

Blogger Sara said...
That is too cute! I love it. Your home schooling students are in for a treat with their new little school house. It's lovely.

Blogger Kelli said...
I just showed Grace your schoolroom and she said, "Awww." We both love it!! You all have worked very hard getting it ready for school. It's perfect!!

Kelli

Blogger Tumble Weed said...
TOO CUTE, I want to live in it... WOW thanks for sharing this... Gives me something to look forward to when we own our own home again( military housing for now:)

Blogger Happymama said...
I just love it! Can't wait for you to show us all around the room.

~Kristi

Blogger Arlene said...
How wonderful! You guys did a great job! :~)

Blogger TrainingHearts said...
Thank you for visiting my blog this week and leaving me a sweet comment. I'm so far behind on visiting other blogs but I do read and treasure each comment and try my best to return the blessing.

May you enjoy the weekend!
~Tamara
www.TrainingHearts.com

Blogger Anita said...
Your new school room looks great now! Well done!

By the way, do you know that homeschooling is totally unknown (and not allowed) here in Germany? I read about it on Kelli's blog for the first time and I am always interested to learn more about how you homeschool your kids.

Anita

Blogger Yellow Rose Arbor said...
I LOVE your schoolhouse! All that hard work paid off! Thanks for sharing!

Katherine

So nice! I LOVE it. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

~Amy

Blogger Mrs.B said...
Oh wow, that is so neat!

Blogger Jammy said...
What a beautiful school house. I love the idea you can decorate your heart away for school and still have your actual home look like a home! So NICE!! ;-)

Jenn

when we finally do homeschool, i pray to have a space like this. Beautiful!!!!
thanks for sharing..

Kristyjo (vuh)

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