It's been quiet around these parts because my kids are on spring break this week. While they're off, I'm tackling Hannah's room with her, and it never ceases to amaze me how much STUFF my daughter amasses from one massive purge to the next. The girl is a hoarder of nailpolish and sneakers and school papers and oh - SOCKS. Hair bands. Earrings. Water bottles and drinking glasses. Of my three kids, she hangs out in her room the most - doing homework, chatting with friends, or getting her artsy crafty on.
Since Hannah is heading to high school next year (!!!) she is due for a few tweaks to this room that we decorated when she was ten. High on my list of changes is a more organized study environment. I know from experience that if there are distractions like, say, cute nailpolish next to where a math book is open to torturous trigonometry, it is very easy to drift away from studying to other more interesting pastimes.
Part of creating a better study space for Hannah is separating her desk area from her beauty products. I recently brought in a bigger desk and hutch for her, and while I was at it I made her another area for the amusements of a teenage girl, aka "study distractions".
I present to you a vanity table for H.
I just married a small piece of furniture (this little shelf unit that I put together years ago for one of the kid's rooms) with a melamine-coated board from Ikea, and built a very rudimentary support at one end to create a workspace.
A perfect place to do nails. And then go study trigonometry.
I can hardly believe this Friday is the last one of the month - you know what that means!
I hope you'll join Pam, Kris, Jennifer and I in sharing your favorite project from the month of April! Link up any home improvement, design, DIY, or recipe, we'd love to see the best of your nest!
The kiddos and I are headed off on a little roadtrip to watch my niece Kate play college lacrosse in New York, so my ORC update will be later than usual tomorrow. I hope you'll stop by to check out what I've discovered about building bookcases myself. (It's been quite the education!!!!)
Have a great day my lovelies!