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Playroom Part 2 — 5 Comments

  1. I love it! Everything looks so cool! That table! is my favorite thing! I am excited to hear about the chalkboard paint. Where did you get those great bookshelves? I can’t find any that are reasonably priced that I like. I am in dire need of at least 2 like yours. looking forward to seeing more…:)

    • The table’s been floating around our family for a while. I think it was from my great-grandma way back when.

      The bookshelves are from Ikea. We bought them from the scratch ‘n dent section about 6-7 yrs ago so the price was super reasonable (I think like $30-40 each?). The box was beat up, but the shelves were fine other than two small scratches. They are only press board covered with some flimsy colored laminate, but you don’t notice it much with the dark color and they’ve held up amazingly well. I think the bins were a good move though–baskets would have probably rubbed them more noticeably by now unless they were a very soft weave. And just throwing toys up there would have definitely worn them out more. I’m sure they’ve got years left.

      They were actually both one row longer, but our walls aren’t that big. So Mr. Fix-It and his dad cut one row of cubes off each set and they fit perfectly.

  2. It looks great – and I like the bookshelves this way – it seems to let in more light. {or at least the photo looks that way!}

    I purge toys often. As in about every 3 months, or when there’s no room on the toy shelves anymore. It’s the only way that I can stay on top of the mess, and generally the girls don’t ask for anything that’s put away. I do only put away toys that the girls aren’t playing with or haven’t played with in weeks.

    Books are a whole nother story…..sigh.

    • It is much brighter! I’m not sure why, but it’s very roomy and spacious too. I’m thinking that I might hang pictures to either side, but leave the window uncovered. I like the light and we like the view (and no one can see in that window for us to need privacy!)

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