Coles room was decorated a little over 4 years ago, just before we welcomed baby#2 into our lives. We had this little tiny computer desk that actually went well with his furniture, so we placed it in his room in the corner where it gathered dust and junk for a few years until he was big enough to use it.
Now the day has come where I really needed to make this space functional. He isn't ready for mom to do an entire room makeover yet, (much to my dismay) so I went about finding an inexpensive way to set up a workstation for him that would coordinate with his room now, yet grow with his new decor when he decides its time for an overhaul.
As a kindergartner, he obviously doesn't have THAT much homework to do, so I wanted to give him a place to hold his creative materials, like pencils and scissors, as well as an area to display his artwork. He also requested a shelf to house his legos in order to keep them away from the hands of his little brother! IKEA was a one stop shop to get all the supplies we needed to carve out this earning corner for our little scholar. AND the best part was, it was quick, easy and inexpensive.
The round cork boards are actually trivets I picked up in the kitchen section at IKEA, and mounted them to the wall using 3M Command Strips.
This Grundtal system, also in the kitchen department at IKEA, is perfect for holding scissors and pencils.
And now his legos have a home, safe and sound up high on the shelf where they wont get lost.
Want to know how we did it all under $115? Here's what we used:
- Jules Junior Desk Chair $34.99
- Ekby Jarpen shelf: 2 @ $14.99 each
- Grundtal Cutlery Caddy: $9.99
- Grundtal S Hooks $2.99
- Grundtal Rail $6.99
- Heat Trivet $2.99
- Tral Work Lamp $24.99