We're getting ready to move and I think we will dedicate one of the rooms to a playroom. I'm a teacher and will be moving to a higher grade level next year so I'm going to set it up with my preschool / kindergarten classroom stuff. I would love to see more pictures of other's rooms though! Care to share?
We are turning our computer room into a play room in the next couple of weeks. Currently, besides the computer, its a junk/storage room and a baby changing area. Its actually a really small room.
Anyway, we are putting the computer in a armior style computer desk (it closes up when not in use), and also leaving the diaper changing table (its actually a secretary desk that Im using as a changing table, the drawers work perfectly).
The only thing I imagine we will put in there is a toy bin-shelf. Anything else to suggest we should have in there?? Is leaving the computer armior or the changing table okay? Im wondering if they would create too much of a distraction or take up too much space.
Here is a pic of the room from when we were viewing the house (its not our stuff in the room)
Currently, we have the changing table where the desk is in the picture, we do have a bookshelf where they had a bookshelf, but its coming out, and the computer desk is just out of the picture to the left. We are keeping the colors, I might be getting these curtains, and maybe doing an antique toy theme or travel theme.
Currently, all of their toys are in our dining room (the front half of our house is one room - living room on one side, dining room on the other - both sides are small). I would like to remove the toys and clutter and move the table back in so we could eat as a family. Return the room to something like this:
(minus the wine rack and extra chairs)
This is the other side of the house, opposite of the dining room is our living room. Its rearanged now, but this is the jist of it when we first moved in.
Our house is just overrun with baby crap everywhere! I soooo want the playroom set up as soon as possible.
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qpdoll you will *love* having the playroom. it's so nice to have all the toys in there, i don't have one single toy in any of our living areas. before we did the playroom, you couldn't even walk in our living room.
you could always move those pieces out once your kids accumulate more junk. one thing i love about our playroom is that we have some high up storage where i can keep her arts & crafts and stuff that i don't want her getting out by herself.
I think we are ready to convert a spare bedroom for DS. I found this really cute felt wall map at PBK and reallllly want it. The problem is that it is too big for my largest wall Anyeone seen something similar?
I also found these toyboxes which I think are so cute. But not sure if they are practical? www.viatoybox.com They can be stacked in different configurations as they are all seperate. We desperately need some storage.
If anyone has put a playroom together and hasn't shared pics. I'd love to see them!
We are in the process of moving our couch, tables, and computer desk out of the family room to convert to total play room. What a job!! I'm looking for a craft table that has a drawer and paper roll on it. Sears Room for Kids sold out and is not getting more. I should have got it when I saw it!!
I also wanted a little area or cubby for reading. Any ideas? I saw some bookshelves you can use for that but now I can't remember where I saw them. I didn't want to spend a fortune!
We are converting the coat closet in this room to all shelves for the toys. We have so many different puzzles and Melissa and Doug cutting toys that have a ton of parts. I now have a mobile soon to be one year old to keep my DD's choking hazards away from. I wanted something to put my DD dress up clothes in but don't want to spend $199 on a clothes carousel.
Thanks for any input!
Last edited by Lora; 08-30-2006 at 08:34 AM.