Preschool Inspired Playroom

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For the past couple of years there was no real organization or theme to the playroom.  Everything was just kind of thrown in there and it was always a mess and not fun to look at.  It got to a point that we didn't even know what we had!  My two year old just started preschool recently and I wanted to mimic the structure (and fun!) of her new school in her playroom.

First I scoured Pinterest and of course Project Nursery for ideas.  I knew I wanted an art section and a reading section.  What was the most fun to put together was her little cafe area (cafe idea found here).  Instead of printing and framing the menus, I used chalkboard and a chalk marker to create my own (please excuse my poor handwriting).  I purchased the letters on the wall from Michaels in white and painted them a fun turquoise color.  I wanted to keep the room gender neutral as we would like to have more children.  Most everything in the room was either purchased at Target or Michaels Craft Store.

I love seeing my daughters art hanging on the wall and so does she!  It's the true focal point of the playroom.  This was such a fun room to put together!


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    Hi Gabby, the bookshelves are from The Land of Nod. I think they come in other fun colors too.

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    So cute! What type of string/wire and hooks did you use for the artwork clothing line? Can you share what you did? Thanks!

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    I purchased some cheap twine, colorful clothes pins and thumbtacks from Michaels. I have a thumbtack holding up each end of the twine and it’s working great! Hope that helps.

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    Really focused design! Very sucess full implementation of read/write/color/shape themes!
    We’ll done Shanny!

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    Thank you Kristen! I purchased the letters from Michaels Craft store in white and painted them myself. I purchased the paint from Michaels too but no longer have it.

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    Thank you Kel! I purchased those from Target. They have two sizes, these are the smaller ones.

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    Looks great! Where is the white chalk easel from please? It looks like it has paper the other side, this is just what I’m looking for. Thanks!

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    Thank you Zoe! The art easel is by Kidcraft and I believe was purchased on Amazon (it was a birthday present). One side features a chalkboard and the other side is a white board. The paper rolls down either side to color or paint on. It’s pretty awesome!

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    I’m currently redoing our playroom and I LOVE this room! How did you do the chalkboard looking signs in the “cafe”?

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    Sorry! I see you used a chalk marker. Do you know where you got the plain/simple square chalk boards?

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    Thank you Chelsea! I purchased the plain chalkboards at Target. I believe they were in the craft/stationary section. Hope that helps!

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    Hi Kinsey, the bookcase is from IKEA along with the yellow storage boxes. See link below listed in sources. They are awesome!

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    Thank you Viviana! It’s the high gloss white. Super easy to clean, everything just wipes right off!

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    Thanks Carolyn! The kitchen was a garage sale find. It’s the white vintage kitchen by Kidcraft. It comes in other colors too!

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    How did you attach the cube storage to the wall? I’m wondering if my boys might knock it over?

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    Jen – I actually have not attached those to the wall. They are pretty sturdy set up this way. But I would have definitely attached the cubby case if I had it standing vertical. I would imagine IKEA has the appropriate items to do that.

    Shae – Thanks! The letters are very light. All it took was a few small sized 3m command strips. Super easy!

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