Update May 2015
The ever changing play nook has a new addition! Read about how I transformed the boring magnetic dry erase board here. :]
Here's how it all started....
I'm SO happy that Anna's play nook is finally complete! We live in a two bedroom apartment and thankfully have this nook right off of our dining room/computer area. When you look at this photo, our dining room is to the right and the computer area is where it took this photo from. She is almost 19 months now, so this play nook was a MUST HAVE and I'm very thankful for this random space!
I linked previous posts for the kitchen and play table makeovers below so that you can get that info if you are interested in taking on any projects yourself. Honestly, the
hardest scariest thing was getting that map into that frame! And the easiest thing was going to a carpet store in town and having them take a scrap piece of rug to create a custom area rug to fit right into her space [we have laminate floors and I didn't want her to be on the chilly floor in the winter time].
It was a tad terrifying trying to get the map onto the board since we knew we would have to leave a couple of inches off the edges and fold them behind the board for it to fit in the frame. Looking back, we should've just got a bigger board, stuck the damn thing on there and then had it cut. But, that's okay, you live and your learn. Just so you know, the map really does peel and stick because we took a few tries to get it perfect and it came off okay. The company that we got the map from sends you a big squeegee and that made it a lot easier to apply the map once we actually got it perfectly placed. We squeezed that bad boy in, and now it is safe. I must admit though, because it was within Anna's reach at one point, we did manage to get some food on it. Oops! I think it's one of those things only we can notice ;]
The post for the IKEA DUKTIG kitchen makeover can be found here.
The post for the IKEA LATT play table makeover can be found here.
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Anna is SUPER happy to have this space. It was a miracle I even got these photos. This play area NEVER looks like this. It shouldn't look like this. It's always covered in toys like you see below [which this is actually a not-so-messy day], and that's the way we like it :]