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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just a little project.

I was tired of having kid projects, art supplies and homework all over my dining table and floor and decided that the kids needed their own space for such activities. So...

I started with an empty nook: Added a few scrap pieces of lumber and some paint:Then finished off with a custom shelf, some empty cans, construction paper, cork board and voila, a place for everything and everything in it's place...I plan to get some matching chairs or stools, but am finding kid-sized chairs rather expensive, so I may need to whip something up myself.

The kids love their little spot and even ask to do their homework. I'm sure that won't last long, but I will enjoy it while it does.

Now...let's see if we can keep it this way!

17 comments:

Joanne said...

I love it! You are so good at doing projects and stuff like this - it looks awesome. I love the colored cans with supplies. It definitely makes you want to sit down and create something.

Jen Lynn said...

http://knockoffwood.blogspot.com/

This blog is pretty cool. I bet you could find some plans to make your own chairs.

That is a cool idea. I need something like that. My kids' stuff is always all over my kitchen table.

Saren said...

Love it! It looks great!

Jessica said...

oh my gosh! my dining room table and floor is EXACTLY the way you just described yours -- i totally need to do something like this, too. i love seeing what projects you've been up to. i love the shelf and cork board idea!

kim said...

That looks so great! Do they actually leave the things in the cans? That's my biggest problem with putting their supplies out where they can get to them--then they are all over the house, and if they involve writing implements, then Abe writes on the walls and furniture.

For chairs--do you have IKEA? They have pretty good deals, and ours have held up really well. Also thrift stores--I found an old bench/foot stool to refinish that works perfectly at our kid height table.

Dannielle Dilger said...

I'm impressed!

Emily Widdison said...

Wow! I am so impressed. Can you make one for me? Have you checked Ikea for cheap stools?
James is adorable! He is still not sleeping through the night??? Let me have a crack at it..I'll whip him into shape. My kids get to cry it out in the night if they wake up...I need my beauty sleep! Maybe it is because he is so teeny tiny! Lately Ruby has been waking up THIRSTY so we finally just put a drink in her bed and it fixed the problem! Good luck with James, he is lucky he is so cute!!

Emily Widdison said...

and ??? they let you do that in the rental??

Laura said...

go, poppy! i love you and your projects. the cork boards with their names are so cute. i would do my homework, for sure.

Kate said...

Thanks...now my girls want one! Maybe you can come make it for them. This is from your sister, by the way.

Rosey Posey said...

You know I love this! It looks so awesome Poppy.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

I love it!! I want to do something similar at my kids' computer table so I can keep all the crayons and stuff in ONE place in our house.

Lisa said...

holy commentville! poppy, you are one true women. i love it!

AMBER said...

Lllll.Llllluuuuuuuuvvvvv it!!!! How creative. You are so inspiring!

Alice said...

Looks great! I only saw the in-between picture with the table. You are inspiring!

Karalee said...

Impressive, Poppy! It turned out great!

shay said...

Just a little project, huh? That's a huge project-- at least the results were huge! :) Way to go... love it.