Today’s post is dedicated to my amazing husband. He made some new furniture for the kids room and I just LOVE it!
It’s already been a little while that we felt the need for some storage cabinets for all the kids’ toys and because we both like our high chair so much, we decided to once again combine maple and white elements. We wanted some open shelves for books etc and a low cabinet that could double as a bench. We discussed a few different layout ideas and ended up with these two pieces that we placed on either side of the little monster’s crib:
The color of the frames and fronts is a very light shade of creme which matches the cover of the kids’ chairs, the tops and shelves are natural maple.
Paul started cutting the pieces about two weeks ago and finished spraying everything earlier this week. So we could bring them in and fill them just in time for the big monster’s birthday. And he was really excited and immediately started to rearrange all the toys, and again, and again… 😉
Now the room feels a lot more complete. Before, there were only the two beds, a changing table, a kids chair and some toy bags.
And, I’m not going to lie, I also really like the fact that we were able to reclaim some of the shelf space in our living room! 😉
The two monsters have kept me quite busy lately and simultaneous daytime naps are a rather rare treat. Hence there has not been much to show here… But at least I managed to make a few more toy bags and I’m happy that this is not going to be the first month without any blog posts as I was fearing!
The first one is for the big monster’s brand new racing cars, …
… the second one is for the big vehicle fleet, …
… and finally, I added a little pouch for the small train accessories to keep them separate from the bulky tracks.
I’m amazed how well they actually work – Yannick knows exactly where everything belongs. Just operating the drawstrings is still a bit of a challenge for him, but I’m sure he’ll figure it out soon.
And a last picture of the entire collection:
These days, our living room looks much more like a kids’ room and you really have to watch your step… So I have started to make drawstring bags to organize some of these toys in a nicer way. I still had quite a bit of that heavy grey fabric left from the teepee because I overestimated how much I would need for the floor mat, and I also had some lime green leftovers. For now there is a smaller bag for the kids’ wooden blocks and a fairly big one for the trains. In order to “label” them I appliqued symbols of the respective content on the front. There is still enough material for one or two more bags, depending on their size, so I’ll see what other toys I can find to organize in one of them. Maybe the legos…?