Hello! We’re in full summer mode here at 2BB–lots of time at parks, and lounging on the deck, and going for walks, and getting ice cream, and just generally not doing any blogging! But as we were hunkered down in … Continue reading
It has been a while since I posted anything from our upstairs “everything” room. Honestly, the space hasn’t changed much since we set it up initally. However, we have definitely continued to add new toys into the playroom area, and … Continue reading
I recently shared the evolution of my plans for our new nursery for baby #2 (see that post here) but wanted to give a bit more detail on what I’m planning to do. Here’s the latest mood board I created … Continue reading
I have a much-overdue post for you! In my last media den update ((months ago!) I mentioned that DH and I were busy clearing out the room to make room for the the newest IKEA member of the family: a … Continue reading
I’m not sure how I totally missed getting this post of up last Saturday, but somehow I did! Anyway, this is a few days late, but it is finally up! After spending a ton of time down in the basement … Continue reading
Phase 1 updates to Sydney’s room are complete! In my last post about this room I shared some of my ideas for turning Sydney’s room into a “big girl” room including this mood board: I’m happy to report that I’ve … Continue reading
Note: some readers just pointed out that some of the links in here weren’t working previously. They should all be fixed now. Thanks for reading! I think most of us have met Billy at some point in our lives—Billy the … Continue reading
I can’t believe it was all the way back in July that I mentioned in a blog post that I was eager to get started with decorating Sydney’s bedroom! We had just finished painting it the same shade of light aqua … Continue reading
Slipcovers are a-changing around here! I’m excited to report that after sitting idle in our house for more than 3 months, we finally have a new slipcover for our favorite living room sofa! But let’s back up for a minute … Continue reading
We have really been enjoying our upstairs “everything” room that serves as our office, guest room, and, most frequently, the play room. I realized the other day that despite all the time we spend in the room, that I’ve actually posted very little about the space since we moved in! I found this old post that I had started over the summer and thought this would be a good time to get it updated and out to my dear readers!
This space is great in a lot of ways, but it also has some challenges given the sloped ceiling. I wanted to figure out a way to make sure there was tons of storage that was easy to access since this is the play room but also serves as our office and guest room. Remember this space from the original house photos?
It was that space off to the right, under the eave, that I really had my eye on as a spot for storage. I looked at several options, but once again it was IKEA that gave me the right look and function for the right price. We purchased three Expedit 2×4 units and slid them in to make a long wall of storage:
We now have 18 cubbies of storage! Hooray! And the best part is that they are totally unobtrusive in the room since they tuck under the eaves where you couldn’t walk anyway.
Currently some of the cubbies are home to some LPs, but DH will be moving those into the in-progress ‘media den’ as soon as he can. I think a few more will go to toys but I’d like keep at least 1-2 for some office supplies. We do still have our billy bookcases over on the other side of the room that provide other storage for more grown-up items like books and games. I definitely need to get some updated photos now that we’ve done some additional unpacking!
I wouldn’t mind at some point getting some bins to fit some of the cubbies and do some labeling, but that type of organization is lost on our little 2-year-old; for now, stuffing things into cubbies is fine with me for clean up time. I’ll think more about adding some additional order once some other higher priority things in the house get done (bathroom reno?? curtains in the living room??)!
I’ll try to post more updates from this room soon!