DIY (Budget Friendly) Virtual School Space Reveal

 When I say DIY, let's just say the Y means a yourself other than me.  I am revealing our Virtual School space, because our chairs finally arrived!  Let's also say that someone with two thumbs (that is me), forgot that children needed chairs to sit on...I can't wait to show you everything I did for under $500, for three kiddos!

Kids in virtual school room. DIY ideas
I am really proud of how well this turned out!

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Ok, when we found out that the kids would be at home (until at least February), I knew that we would need a better system than we had in the spring. During the early days of COVID, I had all three kids working at the kitchen table.  It was crowded, it was messy, and we lost things every day.  

The kids needed a space where their things are separate and organized.  We needed to be able to clean up our school day and escape.  Also, the nearby TV was a distraction.  Even though it wasn't on for learning, they were asking for it constantly.  

So, I took my husband's office away. LOL.  I actually got rid of our guest room completely, moved my hubby in there, and took his office space for the kids.  It gets tiring living like everything is temporary.  Everything is also super inconvenient.  We knew guests weren't coming for a while, so we decided to make things happen!

The Desk:

The first thing that I did was search for a table.  My friend made this one for me, but I am going to link one that is similar.  Hardware stores like Lowes carry these.  You can either finish them yourselves or select from the wide variety of colors and styles available.  For under $300, you can essentially have a 10 foot long custom desk top like mine.

We ordered the legs off of Amazon.    Because of the length of my table, we bought heavy duty ones, but there are SO many options.  Then we spray painted them white with some old paint on hand.

You can read more about the supplies that I bought (pictured in this post) to give them a successful virtual school experience, here.


Little boy sitting at a chair at his DIY desk
I really like how these chair look. They will be useful when the kids go back to school.

You guys, I forgot about chairs until the last minute.  I found these on Wayfair.  I really like the look of them, and with a wayfair coupon, they were reasonable.


Poster Pictures above virtual school desk
I think these are the best part of the room.  I love seeing their faces.

Next up, and my favorite part...the posters of the kids.  I made some favorite pictures black and white.  On my phone, it was a simple edit.  Then I ordered them on Shutterfly.  They are on sale right now too!

Photo apps I use to edit my pictures on my phone...most are free!

Framing the pictures would have busted the budget, so I found these poster hangers on Amazon.  I think they turned out soooo cute.

That's it!  To make the desk look cute, they each have a plant and a couple of small decor items.  It's also important to keep the space uncluttered. Otherwise, they will play with everything and get distracted.

Our DIY Virtual School Space Reveal
I just love it!

Tell me, do you have any virtual school items that have been a hit?  I need to know your must haves?

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