Our Homeschool Room
It’s true that more people = more expenses. When you need to do anything six times, chances are it will be a little on the pricy side. We needed to outfit our homeschool room (learning room), but I did not really have a budget for it. Trying to create a homeschool space can be expensive even if you have only one child. Our family had the challenge of finding creative ways to create our room as cheaply as possible.
Clean It Up
My father recently moved his church to a new location, and they were getting rid of their Sunday School chairs. They were pretty bad and the legs were all rusted. I was so exited when I was given the opportunity to take as many of these old, and ugly chairs as I wanted. With a little spray paint, cleaning and elbow grease they came out perfectly. The chairs were free and I paid under $4.00 for each can of spray paint. We went with pink and purple for the girls, and gray for the boys. We sanded the legs a little and sprayed them sliver. This has been my favorite project so far. Unfortunately, I did not think to take before photos. They were a really dull green and orange before.
Upcycling can be so fun, and therapeutic. At first I just saw a list of projects that seemed like a never-ending cycle of daunting task. Now I am really enjoying customizing our home and doing it on a budget. I must say the first chair I painted had a few places where the paint ran. I quickly wiped it off and fixed the issue. If your projects are not coming out they way that you want, don’t get discouraged. Most of the time mistakes can always be fixed. When I really mess up a project, that husband of mine is usually called in to save the day. He is pretty handy, and most of the time very good at fixing my project disasters.
I was so inspired by one of my favorite Youtubers, Darci Isabella(Darci Isabella’s Youtube Channel). She loves to build things with wood. I used one of her ideas, and had the husband and my father to build my desk. We were so happy with how that project turned out. We also built a desk for my oldest daughter. Buying the wood was sooooo much cheaper than purchasing the desk from Ikea that I originally wanted. Additionally, I love our desk better because we were able to customize them and build in little extras.
When doing things on a budget it is always wise to consider what things you might be able to do yourself. Don’t always think about heading to the store and shopping for the item first. Ask around, make it or try to find it free. Be Blessed, Nay