Friday, September 14, 2012

A Little Play Nook

Someday I would love to have a play space for our kids. Somewhere where they can draw on chalkboard walls, hang their pieces of art, read books in cozy areas, and play with their many blocks and cars. That day is not now, but I still wanted to find an area for Gavin that was a little bit hidden away. Not only so that his toys wouldn't be in plain view of the living room, but also so that he could have a little spot just for him. 

I thought I had a picture of the toy situation before hand, and of course I didn't take a picture before I started organizing and moving the toys. So this is as good as we will get. 
They use to be all piled up behind the couch and beside the couch. Not terrible, but they were definitely out of control. 

Gavin kept going into this corner of the living room, pulling books off the shelves, and creating a mess of things.
Perfect spot for a toy area. Hidden away and I could put his toys on the shelves. 

So that's what I did! I moved all the books off of the two shelves and brought out my stored away baskets.
I organized his toys and took out the baby things so I could clean them and get them ready for the new baby. 
All the board books went into one basket. Mega blocks went into a crate and small toys, like stuffed toys and balls, went into a flat basket above. 

His big toys, like the essential (to Gavin) hockey sticks, trucks, electric guitar, and small drum went into a larger basket on the floor.  
I'm happy with the toys being out of the way and organized (for now). He's happy with his play area (or 'nook') and that he can see all of his toys.

Maybe someday we'll have the fancy play room, but for now, we are using the space that we have. 

Where do your kids' toys go? Do you have a designated play room or do you put the toys in baskets on the floor like I do? 

P.S. I'm cleaning my bathroom today so I'm planning on showing you the finished project next week! 


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  2. super cute idea - I haven't created anything that adorable for either of my kids, but I do try to replace the bottoms of bookshelves with baskets for their toys since they want to pull everything out anway! :)

    New baby?!?! Didn't know you were expecting! Congrats!

    1. Thanks Amber! :) We're pretty excited about this new little one!
      What's with kids pulling things off the shelves!? :)

  3. OMG my 8 month old has toys coming outta his ears! im becoming a tad 'too' relaxed with the home, i really need to get onto it(organising) don't know where to start!!, please check me out also , could do with some support!


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