Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Perimeter Shelves

In my post about centers I mentioned that we have shelves going around the perimeter of our playroom. I promised some pictures so here goes. You can take a look as long as you refrain from making fun of our gorgeous paneling. We are dragging this house- kicking and screaming- out of the 1970s. One. Room. At. A. Time. This room...not so high on the priority list. But it makes a great place to put stuff on the walls!

We just moved some of our games to this shelf. They are organized by category- preschool, word games, math, and geography/social studies.

This wall holds the centers- unlabeled boxes were put up backwards. Hmmm...makes me think I should have labeled both sides.

Here's the other back corner of the room. It all started when we put up the shelves from the floor up. Dan had some extra so he put up the extra length over top of the butcher roll. Then one day we decided we could just extend it all the way around. As you can see our dress up on the hooks is out. of. control. I've also been working on rotating toys and finding new places for things. It's a constant process when you have 6 people in 1400 sq ft.
You might have noticed some project items here and there...plain wood right above these words and some boards against the magnet board. Those are the pieces to the much talked about art center for R9. I think I'll share some in progress shots of that shortly.

11 comments:

mommyto3duckies said...

How clever to have the shelves go all the way around the room What a blessing! Lovely!

Elinette said...

I'll be showing these picture to my hubby to see if he gets inspired to do something like this in our school room. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Is this a part of your regular living space, or do you have a separate school room? I ask because we are trying to figure out how to make school stuff work within our living space since we don't (right now) have a specifed school room.

Love your blog!

Tracey said...

Heather, I really like the paneling! Your shelves are nice too.

Heather said...

Amy this is downstairs in what a normal family might call a family room.

It's our play room and school room. We live in a split foyer home so half the downstairs if finished off and it shaped more or less like an L.

The bottom L part is where the school table and computers and bookshelves are (so the computer picture a couple of posts down is in the same room with these shelves only on the opposite wall).

The rest of the room is play space with toy storage.

Your dh said...

So, no man cave. I do have a dart board up near the computer table, but currently it is covered by a perpetual calendar and a chair covered in school stuff is sitting where you would throw from. Only kids play and school area. We (fathers) give up so much for our families...

Heather said...

And we love you for it honey!

Kylie said...

Thanks for sharing Heather. I love looking at how others set up their space, it is always inspirational no matter how it is done. I'm jotting ides to create our own 'center boxes'. Thanks again.

arm said...

I love seeing your pictures! What are those magnetic/marble drop thingies? That looks fun.

Thanks,
Ann

Heather said...

Ann those are Frigits!

They ARE fun : )

Heather

Erica said...

You could easily paint the paneling in a solid color and it would look better. I personally like the painted panel look. I would prime it first.