Monday Made It - A Teacher's Home Office

I'm linking up with the fabulous Tara from 4th Grade Frolics!!!
Teacher's Home Office
I tend to spend my entire summer doing BIG projects.  I'm not sure why I can't just relax!!!! This summer I really needed a workspace, but there were no extra rooms available for me. (Insert my sad face.)  So I decided to take about 25 square feet of my bedroom and turn it into my workspace.  
Teacher's Home Office
The workspace is multi-purpose.  I store all of my school materials, crafts, my children's crafts, home office materials and my children's school memory boxes.


I did not want to spend any extra money on this project so I reused bookcases that I had in my old office.  I painted them white with left over paint to try to keep a calm space for the room.  I also repurposed baskets from another space in the house.  The ribbon is hung up on small curtain rods that I attached with hooks to the bookcases.  The paint has magnets on the bottom that stick to cookie sheets that are screwed into the bottom of the shelf.  Both the ribbon project and the paint project came from Pinterest ideas.  A lot of the items are stored in jars that I save from food.  The children's school memory boxes are white copy paper boxes.  I added duct tape around the top to hide the labels.
Ribbon Storage

Paint Storage
So this project took some time and it's not over.  As I use it I'm sure that I will move some things around.  I also want to have my hubby make doors for the shelves.  He isn't as thrilled about that idea as I am.  Wonder why?



28 comments:

  1. I'm still super duper impressed by what you have put together for your unique space. When I get home from my vacation, I plan on painting a shelf that I already have. I'm going to turn it into a different space than what I'm using it for right now. Thank you so much for the inspiration. LOVE IT!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  2. Thanks Alison! I'm pretty excited about the space. What's really great is that my girls are inspired to come in and pick some materials to make crafts. I love it when they are creative. PLEASE, please, PLEASE share pictures when you make your space!!!!
    Take care, Amy

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  3. So cute!!! Great use of space - I have a craft closet:)
    GlueSticks&Crayons ...

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    1. Thank you! I would have used my closet if my husband didn't have so many clothes. He really does.

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  4. Wow, I LOVE it!!! I'm jealous, I want a work space like that :)

    Briana
    Sun, Sand & Second Grade

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  5. BEAUTIFUL! This looks like such a wonderful place to create! Best of luck on the rest of the project :)
    Erin
    Short and Sassy Teacher

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm going to need that luck:)

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  6. I just re-did my office but did nothing with the ribbons and craft stuff- that I kept in their bins from moving. Putting them on towel rods is such a great idea!

    -Maria

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  7. I love how you did the ribbon! I just fought and lost a battle with my ribbon... I neatly threw them in a box. I may have to find space to store them like you did. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Everything looks wonderful! What a great space to create:) Thanks for linking up;)
    4th Grade Frolics

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  9. Love it all Amy! When are you coming to revamp my desk area in the PLAYROOM! Haha. Clearly I get a lot of work done in there....

    Kristen
    Loving Teaching Inspiring

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  10. All of it looks so awesome! I love the paint storage :)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

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  11. That is so awesome! I have one side of my closet for my sewing and scrapbooking items but it's a big mess. I also have some crafty things for the kids and larger projects in my laundry room ... Someday I'll have a room just for me, but then that means my kids will be gone :(. Love what you've done with all your space - super efficient.
    Kristin
    This Old Art Room

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    1. We don't want the kids gone! It only took 25 square feet to make this area. Try thinking outside of the box. If I didn't use this area, I was going to turn an old armoire into a craft closet in my dining room.

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  12. Beautiful!!! :) This makes the crafting side of me quite jealous! :) My garage holds all my school and craft things in big storage bins...not so pretty...
    I love how you've used your space and made the most of it.

    Meredith

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    1. Thank you to my fellow Florida Blogger! Can't wait to see you in October:)

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  13. This is amazing!! I need something like this in my house!!
    Rachel
    A Tall Drink of Water

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  14. I've been working on redoing a room in my house to be a teacher/crafty work space. I actually put together a 9 cube storage unit all by myself the other day!!! {that's a huge accomplishment for me considering I don't read directions...lol} I'm so glad you shared this. I can't wait to try some of these ideas. I just love how your space turned out!

    A Teaspoon of Teaching

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    1. When you are all done you can say it started with a storage unit! The best of luck to you.

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  15. Your workspace is ADORABLE! When I need a new work station organized, I'm going to give you a call! haha :) I'm your newest follower on Bloglovin'!

    Sarah
    Beyond The Gradebook

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  16. Sarah, I would love to get your call! Thanks for following me:)

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