a little bit of nesting: his new corner


here we go with his new corner. this is the place that the changing table used to stand. i was delighted when i measured the whole room and found out that the little table with the two chairs fits exactly into this corner. i wanted to make a little drawing/crafting/writing center. the spice rack from ikea is helpful because it keeps materials away from the table for a free workspace. i bought some new crayons, and he has his paints and wax crayons, a sharpener, his scissors, some stickers and extra sheets of paper there right now.


i created a blackboard using blackboard foil (just like in the kitchen). at the moment he's very into cleaning the board with the little cloth i gave him for that... what was most important to me was to hang up any pictures or photos at a height where he can actually look at them well. the drawing, as you might have guessed, is by simona, who generously gave it to us. you can take a closer look at it here. i left some space for "he loves to read" illustration and anything spencer might want to hang up in the future. 


here is an older shot of the other side of the room. i love how there is A LOT of space in the middle of the room now for play. we can set up his train tracks, build a duplo farm, even set up the trampoline. not much was changed for him, but what needed to was made extra special. at least he was super excited to show the results to his papa when he came home in the evening!


11 comments:

Karen said...

It looks lovely and I love that he has big papers to draw on. Must be an artist family ;-) Space in his room and space to draw, just perfect.

Tracey said...

The space you have created for your family is one of true beauty Sylvia. It all looks so warm and inviting, his space, her space...perfect!

Swanski said...

Beautiful creative space!! I was struck by the lighting in the room. Such a bright cheery area :)

Danielle Quarmby said...

It's gorgeous :) I can just imagine sitting on the floor making stuff with little boys playing trains...

The Kooky Green Owl said...

Love it! Its a beautiful space.....:)

monsterscircus said...

What an inspiring space and so loveable closet! Have a wonderful Day!

Melissa said...

What a great creative space to grow up in!

oaxacaborn said...

What a fantastic space! I love it!

Ellen said...

What a great room! I love the touches you've done to it with the ikea items (love love Ikea!). And that is such a pretty bed frame and the armoire - did you put fabric on the inside? Do you have a tutorial or can tell how you did it? Great idea. Pretty and it hides lots of things inside.

KatEzat said...

Love it Sylvia. Especially the bit about putting pictures at his eye level. So important! What a considerate mama he has :)

Thanks for sharing x

sylvia said...

thanks all!
@Ellen: thanks so much! the armoire is an original turn-of-the century piece. it usually comes with glass doors, but when i got it, there was nothing in the doors. we used it as an open shelf for a long time, and then i decided to put it in my little guy's room. all i did cut the fabric in the right size and then staple it to the back of the doors, right side facing out. pretty simple ;))

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