Our house is plenty big enough for our family, but unfortunately, we don't have that extra room where we can store and use all of our homeschool supplies. So...enter the magic cabinet! I bought this cabinet second hand for $100. It was very green (not as in saving the planet, but the color!). My mom helped me strip the paint, and I stained it. It now functions as an entire new room for our house. When it's open, school's in session. The boy has his own box of school activities (blog on that to follow) and the older girl has a space for all her schoolbooks. We even have room to store our giant history timeline that is our history project for this year.
And when the cabinet is closed, we have our living room back, and no one would even suspect the worlds behind those closed doors. The best thing about this piece of furniture is that when our homeschooling days are over, there are countless other uses for it. It will never be left empty, that's for sure!