Where We Play.

I love seeing other peoples play spaces for their kids. I don't know why, I guess it is because I have a hard time finding the right organizational methods for a room the constantly gets messy. Here is the playroom in our home. It is in our basement, which with the way our house is laid out is only 6 steps down from a doorway in our living room. Our kids also have 1 toy box in the living room, and a few toys in their bedrooms. I keep 2 rubbermaid bins, and a set of shelves in our laundry room that holds toys that are rotated in every once in awhile.

I gave the walls to my husband and that is where all some of his sports pictures are.  The door you see goes into the laundry room.  In the brown basket is dress up clothes, behind the pillows is adult board games (they have never messed with it), and a dvd player.  On that stand is normally our tv.  Right now my husband is using it at work, and we don't miss it at all.
Our kitchen area is in this picture, as well as our felt board.  I upcycled it by using an easel my son got almost 4 years ago.  
This is the other side of the room.  The shelves are from Target.  The table is actually a train table, but my son has too much track to fit on there, so we made it a craft table, if you flip the top it is a chalkboard, which is fun.  Inside we keep all the kids board games and puzzles. 
A better look at the shelves.  The top is art supplies, and the bottom is toys. ( I was in the process of organizing, this is normally full but some toys were not yet in their "home")

A new addition, and I love it.  I wanted to make some of the art supplies more accessible, these are from Ikea, and are fantastic.  They are cheap, cute, and functional.  
These bins are a work in progress.  They include lacing materials, boggle Jr., dice, bingo, and other small quiet time games.  I am still working on it, and will post once I figure out what I want to do with them.

It is a great space for my kiddos.  Normally the floor is not this clean (trains are big in our house, and their is almost always a track set up).  I just feel so lucky to have a space to devote completely to play.  I really want to get some furniture for the room, but I don't want to take up any of the space!  Someday. 
 

6 comments:

  1. What a great space! Love how organized you are. Did you get the cups for art supplies at Ikea? I am a new follower visiting from A Glimpse Inside. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  2. The cups are Ikea. They were so cheap, and we are loving them so far! Thanks for following :)

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  3. I'm so envious! Right now the play area is the kitchen table and living room. Almost any given day my son has his legos spread out all over the table. I'd love for you to share this at my new link party.
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  5. It's so nice your kids have a play area all to themselves. My two boys just use our big living room/dining room. They of course have each of their own rooms but that's not as fun as playing together and destroying the living room. I like how you have everything set up and that you have transformed some things!

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    1. That is how we were in our last house. When we were looking to buy, I knew a basement family room/ playroom was at the top of my list. Thank you for stopping by, I am heading over to your site now!

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