We love this nice built in unit! It packs a ton of storage! I really don't like the red desk top, though. It's just not my style.
Here you can sort of see the windows and the curtains the previous owner left. They're nice, but again, not my style.
Toys line the walls.
I had such a hard time taking pics of this room without a wide angle lens. I may just use my phone next time. I think I was holding the camera above my head to get the shot below. Oh brother. But you get the jest.
Now, back to the organizing...I dumped all the toys out of the baskets and put the ones that he hasn't played with in a while in the guest room. Then, I organized the remaining toys by type into the baskets and got them all put back on the shelves.
Here's a bunch of the smaller toys. The bigger ones didn't even make it into the picture. Crazytown.
After the toys were taken care of, I took everything out of the cabinets and organized it all into plastic baskets I had on hand. Yes, more baskets left over from my classroom! When I ever go back to teaching and need the baskets back, my house is going to fall apart! Haha! :) I'm not crazy about how the baskets look through the glass, but they were free so I stuck with it. I'm thinking of putting up a cute fabric behind the glass panes to hide the contents of the cabinets.
Here's our plans for the rest of the room:
-Organize the closet and make room for toys. We would like to store the toys that we rotate in this closet instead of lugging them to the spare bedroom.
-Paint the walls. I have big plans for a striped accent wall. :)
-Take off the door. It is in the way and we never use it.
-Paint the countertop or replace it.
-Hang fun artwork.
-Hang frames to put Little One's artwork in.
-New curtains or blinds.
-Purchase a rug.
-Build a long bench with storage cubbies. I really want to get an Ikea Expedit for this, but we don't have Ikea in town and by the time you drive hours to get there and hours back, we might as well just build one ourselves. Frown. We SO need an Ikea here.
Stay tuned--I've been busy painting! Will share pics soon!