Painting the rest of the floors this weekend was not an option, but I did finally start to tackle the functionality of the playroom. Actually, I’m not sure what you call this room. It wears many hats. It’s a place of game playing, puzzle making, crafting, gift wrapping and homework.
So the question I get asked almost on a daily basis during the school year is “Mom, where’s a pencil?” Um, guys, I made a drawer for them and oh, yeah, there’s that jar full of them over here and over there. And the next thing is “I can’t find a sharpened one.” Okay, we also have a pencil sharpener or two. Somehow these jars and sharpeners end up getting moved around by pencil fairies playing tricks on us I guess.
Well, problem solved (I hope). Presenting the pencil sharpening station. I figure if things are attached to the wall, then they can’t get moved around, right? I even made a sign with an arrow in case they get lost.
I used the wire bins I found in Target’s dollar section last year and hung them by 3M hooks just in case my system needs to be tweaked. I threw up an extra bin for chalk and a basket to throw paper scraps in because lots of paper scraps happen in this room.
While I was organizing, I gathered up some of the frames I’m going to use for the kids’ gallery art wall above the chalkboard. I set this one down on the shelves and it looked too cute right where it was, so I went with it and added a fun quote. Not sure if it’s staying here, but fun for now.
I’m just happy to have at least one space that resembles organization in my home.