I had promised myself I would not have a living room full of toys when I had kids. HAHAHAHHAHAHAH!!!!!!! Now that I have a toddler I know how totally insane I was! But the toys really did drive me crazy so I was determined to create a space to contain them, so that I didn't need to look at them all day. I met another mom that had converted her under stairs closet into a play room for her 2 boys! It was genius! But it just didn't work with my townhouse layout (plus I had made my under stairs closet into my "wine cellar" and I wasn't willing to give it up!!!). We happened to be updating our living room with new flooring & furniture so I finally decided that we would move the sofas away from the wall a bit more (Where the old sofa & a sofa table were) and make a play area for her. AND WE LOVE IT!! Ashlyn is here close to us & her toys are contained! And We can play with her an all still be together in the living room! WIN-WIN!!!!
Check out the transformation:
I Knew I would need storage for all of her books first of all. She LOVES looking at books and has quite a collection now. This bookshelf was perfect because I could organize her books & add the toy bins for stuffed animals & the millions of little toys she has laying around!
The foam letter flooring was as much to protect the floor from scratches, protect her head from falls & add all that color!!! Its so fun! Plus she loves to pull up the letters & we work on her A-B-C's when we put them back together!
The rocking chair was a gift from her grandmother & the pillow I got at my local Home Goods. I think I use it more than she does! ;)
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