I should have taken before shots....but forgot. This is what we ended up with.
We added another shelf here to have more storage for flashcards, manipulatives and other supplies.
3 separate work areas and a small desk added for Caty (since a 3rd desk will not fit into this area). Each older child got a pretty new blue table desk. I added a color wall for Lydia above her work area.
We hung the time line project above the boys work area.
A little less work area now because everyone is crammed in one work area, but we can expand out into the living room. I can also take kids to the kitchen table to work alone or even the front porch to work on the floor.
The last few days haven't been that bad. Everyone is gradually going to work in a new groove. But they do love their new tables.
Now I just need to finish re-organizing my work area in the dining room. Oh and maybe take a stab at re-organizing the shelves in the living room to sort by subject and grade level. I might even take a shot at organizing my hard drive....if it ever crashed I would cry for days....and days!