February 28, 2012

Playroom Inspiration

Our house is pretty small. It's about 1700 squarefeet. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a kitchen, den and "dining room". Before Evie arrived I was adament that we would just have to do without a play room until we moved into a bigger house where we could dedicate a whole room to toys and what not.

This was clearly before I realized the amount of crap one child absolutely NEEDS!

So Chris and I have decided to turn our "formal dining room" into a playroom for Evie's first birthday present!!! I have of course been playing around on Pinterest to come up with ideas!

Here is what I know so far:

Gray walls with primary color accents. I'm going to paint some big letters to hang.

We have as set of shelves that Evie got as a Christmas present that will fit perfectly with that theme. These are essential because Evie got so much gifts at Christmas she hasn't even played with so we need ORGANIZATION!

I am also going to be using the oil drip pan attached to the wall for a magnet board. I want to get some letter magnets and the First Words magnetic poetry kit.

She has a ton of Melissa and Doug toys and her B. Toys Zany Zoo.

I was also thinking of trying to find an old wagon to put her books in? If not I think we will build some shelves for those. She has tons and tons of books so we won't have room in our little organizer shelf.

Of course a bona fide baby jail is also in order, but we might just do baby gates across the two openings.

Lastly, I am thinking of a pretty pink arm chair for her to curl up in!

What do you think? Any thoughts or suggestions on must have items? We want this to be a safe space she can explore and learn in!