There is a small room off of our living room that we use as a playroom for the kids. It used to be an office and before that a sunroom/ sitting room. It basically can be used for anything you need it to be used for. There are built in shelves on one whole wall and a built in cabinet on part of the big wall. The floors in this room are parquet and not in that great of shape. I have wanted to paint the floor in there for years but could never decide on a color! Ha. Now that we are going to be moving, I'll probably never do it.
This is the built in cabinet. When we moved in it was basically just a big hole in the wall with some unattractive rickety shelves. We had a cabinet maker build this for us. It holds all of our games, movies and kids books.
This is the wall of built in shelves that was already done when we moved in. When Magnolia was just starting to crawl around and pull things off tables and shelves, we had the glass doors put on around the bottom. She used to pull every book off of entire shelves. Now the books on the shelves on the right and left are mine and Dan's and in the middle behind the doors are the girls toys and games that Henry shouldn't be playing with.
And here is the view of the other side of the room. We make the most of a small space!
Here is the cabinet shelf that holds the kids books. The ones on the top are chapter books that Magnolia can't read yet. They are mostly mine from when I was young and a few from garage sales by Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume, etc. the next shelf are the chapter books Magnolia reads. Ill post about her favorite chapter books next week. And the bottom 2 shelves are just an assortment of kids books.
I had to include this picture just because of Boothe's face. I see this face at least 20 times a day.
Their play kitchen.
Shelves of toys that the girls and Henry all enjoy playing with. This room is obnoxiously colorful, isn't it?
Dirtiest mirror ever. Yuck! The floor mirror is in the toy room because right next to it is a chest of dress up clothes. The girls dress up as princesses or whatever and then can twirl and look at themselves in the mirror. I have often secretly seen Boothe talking to herself in the mirror! Ha
My little rascals.