Today we are very grateful to have one of our regular guest bloggers, Jessica, blog about creating a playroom on a budget. Jessica is one of the best moms I know because she devotes all of her energy to her cute boys, Jett and Jay. She is always organizing fun play dates and other activities so that her boys have fun experiences.
We are so lucky to have room for a playroom for our boys. I put it all together on a budget and would love to share what I think are a few key components to having an amazing playroom!
The storage system is from Pottery Barn Kids, it’s called the Cameron Cubby & Drawer Base. I got the colorful baskets from Land of Nod, they are called the strapping cube bin. The fun dry erase labels are from Target. I bought different colored baskets to keep everything bright but I also love because it helps with getting the kids involved cleaning up. I put all the baskets on the floor and tell them “put all the cars in the red basket” or “put all the music stuff in the orange basket”. It’s a fun game! Also, the baskets are sturdy yet flexible enough to withstand 2 little boys.
When it’s raining, too hot, or too cold outside (in other words any given day in Houston) having a place for the kids to let out some energy is essential. The swing, ladder, and tunnel were purchased from Ikea. The playset (step one) was purchased off of craigslist. The fun carpets were purchased from Kohl’s and Sam’s. Our favorite piece is definitely the playset. Though they are both getting a little big for it, they still love climbing on it, hiding in it, and jumping off of it.
A colorful room always helps to set the mood for a fun time. The room was already the dark blue. I took the lighter blue paint (leftover from Jett’s room) and painted the stripe. We added some magnetic paint under it to be able to hang magnets on the wall. I also want to have a place to hang the boy’s artwork and got some inspiration from my friend Jen. She found this cute idea on Pinterest.