November 21, 2011

Finishing Touches on Playroom

Oh Happy Monday!  Geez, I feel like this weekend just flew right by!  And now it is Thanksgiving week!

This weekend I was able to finally get some of the finishing touches {more like organizing touches} done in the playroom.  Since I did the big clean out and change out some of my storage containers {see my Playroom design plan and the latest progress report} they have been much better at getting cleaning up!  And I have been wanting to actually spend time in there!


I picked up these bins at Joann's on clearance for $7!!  I knew I wanted to add labels to them somehow, but I didn't really want them to be permanent... since I am sure their toy collection is going to change.  So I thought chalk board!


To make the labels I taped off the area I wanted to paint.


Cut a jig from cardboard.  I sort of just eyeballed it...


Traced out the pattern on all of the boxes.




Used my T-square and excato knife to cut out the tape.




I used the chalk paint in the spray paint can, but you could also used a brush.  And because I was too lazy to take the toys out of the bins I had to work with them upright... so I had some dripping going on!  To make sure I only sprayed the area I wanted, I used plastic wrap to cover the exposed area and the top of the bins.








I also used the same jig to make some labels for the mesh bins {laundry baskets from Ikea}.  I just used cardboard and sprayed both sides with chalk paint.  








Since J is just starting to learn how to read he is super excited to be able to understand what they say and learn to spell out all of his favorite toys!!

3 comments:

modern jane said...

Looks great! I should have you in my classroom! :)

Maury said...

So cute! What a great job! I'd be so nervous about getting the spray paint somewhere other than the stencil.

Holly said...

Love this idea to put a more customized look on your organizing elements. Great job and seems like a fairly quick update.