Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Play Area

One of the most important things I am learning about our home. Is how to make it our home.

This is the little area to the right of our living room. Unfortunately, this is the best before picture I could find.

(You can read all about this cute little desk, here.)

As you can see, it's wasted space being used for absolutely nothing!

This all goes back to what I mentioned before:
One of the most important things I am learning about our home. Is how to make it our home. 

While most would probably turn it into a dining area, that just doesn't make sense for us. Don't get me wrong, I would love to have a dining room. I dream of what our dining room will look like in our next home. However, right now we just don't have the space. We have a toddler, baby (I don't care how old she is, I will never get used to the "t" word) and another baby on the way.

So, I transformed the wasted space to this!

Let's check out the play area!

First, we have our marker board. (Tutorial to follow.) The eraser and markers hang out in the blue bucket. I love this board. It is perfect for learning letters and just drawing on something other than paper! It gets used all the time!

Next, we have the cubbies and baskets which I purchased at Target. I looked everywhere, and preferred this style for an area that is out in the open. The baskets hold a ton of stuff which was great for making space in my little one's bedroom. 

This awesome art display was purchased at Ikea. I LOVE it! (It is possible to make it way bigger, I just didn't have the room.) I love having Little Lady's art on display. We're proud of her creations and it makes her proud to see Mommy and Daddy get so excited about them too!

The after one more time. 

The rug was purchased at Target. The fun colors are great for a play area.

Lastly, if you are wondering about the blue painters tape... It is a "balance beam"! It doubles as a road for play cars too. I just added some dash marks.

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  1. Very fun play are! It's so nice to have designated spots for toys.

  2. Love the play area! The "child height" white board is my favourite! Although I would be a bit scared pens might stray onto the wallpaper :-S

    Fab post

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  3. Very cute rug and play space! I like the pops of green!

  4. Looks like you've got some great ideas!

    - The Tablescaper



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