As you may have guessed, some of the chalkboard labels that I picked up at the Dollar Spot ended up in the play room.
The scallopped chalkboard labels were the perfect fit and perfect solution for labelling the bins on the bottom shelf in the play room.
This was so simple. Its just peel and stick. So that’s what I did.
Then came the part where I had to draw on the labels. I thought that drawing a picture would be the best route for now since Harrison and Foster can’t read yet. Harry is working on it, but for the sake of the boys and their playmates I opted to try my hand at illustrating what goes in each bin.
I put them through the trial last night and asked Harry what goes in each bin and he got them all right. Proving that anyone can do this, because my drawings are by no means complex, or very good for that matter. But they seem to have gotten the message across.
For the Chuck toys I tried to do my best free-hand impression of the Chuck logo, since I was fairly certain no rendering of Chuck himself would do him justice.
A few of the labels are already a bit smudged, but I’m trying not to fuss about it. That’s what will happen, and the great thing is, I can just do it again.
It was a little tricky to do any complicated drawings too because the label was relatively small and I was using an actual regular sized piece of chalk. I’m sure I could’ve been more precise with a chalk pen or some other tool. But like I said, Harrison got the picture. See what I did there?
So that’s another little project off the list for the play room.
Here’s an updated play room to-do list:
Get another basket for that fifth spot on the second row next time I’m at Ikea I’d like to replace the white open baskets (that you see overflowing with stuffed animals) and get a large basket to store stuffies and hard toys that don’t fit into one of the cubbies
- Add a reading nook with some chairs. Maybe make some bean bag chairs myself? (That would be a test of my sewing skills!)
Add art to the space and a place to include the boys artwork Add labels to the binsand baskets so that the boys know which bin to look in when they’re taking toys out and definitely so they know where to put them back! UPDATE: Not sure what I’m going to do about the baskets yet!
- Change the light fixture. Husbandman wants something that looks like a spaceship. We’ll see.
- Maybe include a table or an easel for doing artwork in the space?
PS: Spring? I’ll believe when I see it. The forecast here today has the F-word in it… light flurries.