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The Evolution of a Playroom

One of our joys here at Project Nursery is getting to watch families grow up. Sometimes we see each new nursery as a new baby is added to the family, or sometimes we get to see a nursery transition into a big kid room. In this case, we get to see how a playroom can evolve and grow with a child thanks to one very creative mama.

First we saw the playroom set up preschool style with different zones for different activities for her daughter.

This little kitchen space is perfect for a tiny chef just starting her culinary adventures.

Art supplies are safely tucked into their own containers but still left in plain sight for when inspiration strikes.

A year later, the playroom was updated to better suit her growing daughter.

When your child is a little older, you can organize crayons and colored pencils out in the open for easier access.

The tiny plastic kitchen got an upgrade to a sweet little IKEA kitchen with special details.

Then the playroom got an upgrade that we love—bringing a playhouse indoors!

The little kitchen moved inside and more storage was added for a full kitchen experience.

The latest update is even simpler than the rest. Sometimes all it takes to get renewed interest in a space is a little reorganization!

While the playhouse is used a little less often, it still lives there but now in its own nook with a sweet little cafe setup next to it.

We love these ideas for how to make a space keep working for you as your child gets older. Don’t be afraid to do small updates along the way to keep your child engaged. Thank you to mama, Shannon, for sharing all these great ideas! You can see more of her projects here.

Evolution of a Playroom

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  1. avatar Noelle Gipson says:


    The playroom is adorable! Where did you get the navy blue wicker baskets? They look great for storing toys!

  2. avatar Beth says:

    Hi Natalie, She just overlapped the shelves, so you can see she actually loses one section of shelves to achieve this look (one has three showing and one has four).

  3. avatar Natalie says:


    I LOVE this! Just bought the Kallax cube storage. Where did you find the piece to go in the corner between the two cube storage shelves?

  4. avatar Katie Shields says:

    Hi, where are the white photo frames from please? X

  5. avatar Beth says:

    Hi Sammy, The owner of the playroom lists the table as the Sundvik. And I believe the stool is the Flisat painted white. But it’s possible that at the time of purchase, IKEA offered a white version.

  6. avatar Sammy says:

    Is the table and stool from IKEA? Ive seen 1 (table) and its called sundvik, looks very similar 2 yours in the picture apart from the tabletop. Did you paint it? Thanks. Sammy.

  7. avatar Sammy says:

    Is the table and stool from ikea? Ive looked and found sundvik looks very similar but the tabletop looks different 2 whats in your picture. Did you paint it or something? Thanks. Sammy.

  8. avatar christa says:

    Hello! I love everything!!!
    I am also curious what is the size of the room?
    Also- what gives the windows that adorable pink and blue tint???

  9. avatar Tony says:

    Good evening, where did you buy your white table and chair? Thank you!

  10. avatar lia says:

    I was also wondering, how big is this room. Everything looks nice and doesnt seem over crowded.

  11. avatar lia says:

    Hi, what a beautiful room. I cant seem to find the white square table with stool, could you please share the link.

  12. avatar Beth says:

    Hi Fara, She painted it, but it looks like this one to me (affiliate link).

  13. avatar Fara says:

    Where is the little playhouse from please? it’s adorable!

  14. avatar Beth says:

    Hi Nicki! It’s available at Wayfair (affiliate link).

  15. avatar Nicki O says:

    Hi there. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful room I’m so excited for the inspiration you have given me. Where did you get the kitchen set from?

  16. avatar Tony says:

    Hi, where did you buy your white table and chair also do you have link for the crayons holders and book shelves? Thank you for your time. God Bless You!

  17. avatar Beth says:

    She has the source listed as RugsUSA

  18. avatar Kerry Leaker says:

    Where was the rug from?

  19. avatar Beth says:

    They are from IKEA. IKEA has a lot of small space options. Good luck!

  20. avatar Maggie says:

    Where is the small square table and stool from? Looking for something small for a small space for my adopted grand daughter, I am trying to fix up her room since parents can’t. Thank you

  21. avatar Zurai says:

    Hi there. Got some awesome ideas from this. Looking for a circular rug like this. Where did this come from?

  22. avatar Anna Nguyen says:

    Hi I was wondering where you got the white table with the small stool at?

  23. avatar Beth says:

    The dark gray look like these bins from IKEA. The yellow look like Drona boxes from IKEA. They come in many different colors.

  24. avatar Peggy says:

    Hi where are the storage bins from in the kallax unit?

  25. avatar Amanda Sardina says:

    Where is the crayon organizer from?

  26. avatar Beth says:

    They are available at Crate & Kids (affiliate link).

  27. avatar Ashley says:

    Where are the bookshelves from?

  28. avatar Cyrise says:

    I am actually looking for the frames that you used! Thank you for the inspiration! I just made a “play room” for my granddaughter from your ideas!

  29. avatar Beth says:

    The aqua table? It’s from Amazon. You can find it linked here.

  30. avatar Ann says:

    This article was such an inspiration! Thanks Shannon!
    Could you share where the table and chair set is from? Thanks!

  31. […] Love the corner storage from this post on Project Nursery. […]

  32. avatar Shannon says:

    Thanks Shamika! The rail and cups are called Sunnersta from IKEA.

  33. avatar Shannon says:

    Thank you Stephanie and Erica! The all color is Accessible Beige from Sherwin Williams.

  34. avatar Shannon says:

    Hi Katie, our original dollhouse was the Dollhouse Shelf from IKEA. We have since upgraded to the Plan Toys Victorian Dollhouse. You can find all sources here:

  35. avatar Erica Hibner says:

    What is the paint color on the walls?! Beautiful!!!

  36. avatar Shamika Womble says:

    Hi! I love this. Where are the art supplies containers from?

  37. avatar Stephanie says:

    Great idea! What is the name of the paint color on the walls?!

  38. avatar Katie says:

    Where is your doll house & furniture from?? I’ve been on the hunt for one just like it!

  39. avatar Beth says:

    Hi Michelle, It’s just the two KALLAX shelving units (from IKEA) that were in the previous room shots pushed together.

  40. avatar Michelle says:

    Hi! Where is that corner storage unit from in the “latest update” pic?

  41. avatar Aarti says:

    Adorable playroom!! Where are the holders for the crayons and colored pencils from?

  42. avatar Maggie says:

    Where is that adorable table and chair set from??

  43. avatar Shannon says:

    Hi Sara, the book ledges are from Crate & Kids.

  44. avatar Sara says:

    Where are the floating bookshelves from?

  45. avatar Shannon says:

    Thank you so much for this sweet feature on our playroom! I have enjoyed being able to share the changes with the Project Nursery community over the years.