Our classroom is finished--ready for the first day of school tomorrow! Here are some of the finishing touches...
The alphabet cards turned out just has we had hoped. I like that we're using the big blank space of the window sort of like a bulletin board. We tried hanging them with mini clothes pins first, but they were hard to work with and the bottom flipped up. Mounting wax did the trick! We kept the clothes pins on for the look though. They add a little something.I love how the light pours in during the day. We can't open the blinds because of the alphabet cards, but we can pull them up half way (which is almost as good).
Our last big find this weekend was the chairs. I want to mix old and new in our room, so we were searching for old chairs to go with our new IKEA table. We found them--at the LAST booth of a HUGE craft/antique mall. It was a good lesson to my daughter, who was ready to go 3/4 of the way through. I actually said, "You just never know when the perfect thing might be at the very last booth." Wouldn't you know it? That's exactly what happened! $45 for all four (solid) antique chairs was exactly what we were hoping for.
P.S. Thank you mom, for helping us make this a special place.