I was going to share with you my recipe for refried beans today, but then I got carried away with a little project and decided I'd share this with you instead. Come back next week for the beans cause they are DEEEEE-LISH!
For the better part of last night and today I've been working on our little play nook. Since we've lived in this house this little space has evolved quite a bit, but I think we've finally found the right fit. The first requirement for this space was to have a place for all our children's books (we've got tonz) and the second requirement was to have some storage for toys. We went to IKEA and got the Expedit bookcase in white, which you see everywhere, but there is a reason: it's clean, inexpensive, lends itself well to a variety of styles and is GREAT for storing things.
I totally stocked the bookcase to the gills. I was shocked at how much I was able to fit in it. Visually, I think the individual cubbies could stand to have some breathing room in and around them, but whatev's. I'm sure I'll be doing lots more tweaking a couple days from now after I've had time to live with it and really study it.
I color coded all the books and some of the toys. I did this solely for selfish reasons-- I'm sure this will put a pep in my step when I walk by.
A shot of the little table and chairs.
The large painting is a scene from the The Three Little Pigs and the other painting is of Humpty Dumpty swinging. The long wooden vessel with the metal handle has crayons, markers, and colored pencils in it (safely out of reach of little hands). The wooden counting scale is a toy from my childhood that I was fortunate enough to snag before it went to D.I. It's still in perfect condition and I love the primary colors.
This art easel sits on the wall opposite of the bookcase.
Thanks for obliging me and letting me give you the tour. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment. :)
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and hopefully there will be signs of Spring in your neck of the woods. As always, thanks for being here and reading our little slice of the internet. Love you guys!
all images by Briana