We moved in about six weeks ago and slowly but surely the place is becoming a home!
Jacki and I had such a fun time doing Ruby's playroom this summer and since we were moving, I knew I had an opportunity to do a fun room for my kiddos too.
Here's my very blank canvas:
|Even while under construction I knew it had cute potential!|
It all started with a little paint--Benjamin Moore's majestic blue.
|I've said it before, if you can do nothing else, paint!|
The space we have to use is just an open area at the top of the stairs. There is no closet to hide legos, beyblades and the like so I was definitely interested in clever storage. Enter the Ikea trofast system. We discovered it when we did Ruby's room and it was awesome. Not that expensive, easy to access (for kids) and super cute--win, win, win!
You may recall that Jacki is the crafty part of our duo so my kids are--ahem!--a bit deprived of arts and crafts. However, I've been inspired by Jacki and Ruby and wanted to offer a little creativity to my children.
While near the Ikea in Charlotte, I texted my hubby a list. Before you ask, yes we're still married. He managed to get the craft table in his sub-compact rental car. Obviously, he loves me a lot!
|Yes, that's a craft table over his head and the legs of 2 wicker chairs next to his ear! Doesn't he look thrilled?|
We got this table
and 4 of these stools.
At $6 each, you can't beat them!
Since we didn't end up taking the doors off the closet in Ruby's playroom, we had a set of Janette curtains (proudly modeled by Jacki below!) leftover. Using what we had...we topped off the space with a set of funky, fab curtains!
We're not finished yet! We will add the Ikea by-gel rails above the table to corral art supplies with little hanging cups.
We actually had the large green chair from my daughter's room in our last house. Can you believe how perfect it is?
And the space needs art on the wall badly. No worries, I have plenty of kid art I can't wait to display. But, mama needed the legos, et al off the floor or somebody was gonna get hurt. Seriously, have you ever stepped on a lego in the middle of the night? My c-sections weren't that painful!
Have a great day and remember to make the most out of every space you have available!