Getting ready to officially embark on a new school year tomorrow! I am so excited about our new schoolroom table. We outgrew the two little desks we had been using, and had been using our dining room table since the middle of last year. My dear husband listened to me describe what I wanted for our homeschool room, and found this brilliantly-designed table at IKEA. It’s a Gateleg table. I love it because both leaves fold down and you can use it more like an end table. It will be very easy to store away when we have company or just need extra space – or, on the flip side, it provides another place for people to sit and eat if we don’t have enough seats in our dining room. It also has three drawers on each side, so we won’t have to go searching for pencils and everything else when we start school everyday. We bought two tables, because the table is on the smallish side and the kids would be cramped sitting around one table. I had both tables completely open at first, but like this configuration better, in a “L”, because I will be able to better see and help each of our kids as they do their school work.

The tables set up together. You can set them side-by-side but I chose to put them in an "L" shape so I will be able to see what each child is doing in their schoolwork.

The tables set up together. You can set them side-by-side but I chose to put them in an “L” shape so I will be able to see what each child is doing in their schoolwork. (Don’t worry – that tiny chair doesn’t go with this table. It went with a play table we used to have in this room.)

 

The Gateleg Table, folded down completely. There are three drawers on each side.

 

The Gateleg Table, with just one side up.

The Gateleg Table, with just one side up.

 

The Gateleg table, with both sides open.

The Gateleg table, with both sides open.


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