I love re-designing our kids playroom. Our once dining room is now the most active room in the house. Initially, I got drill happy. I attached just about everything to the walls. The room looked amazing and the kids loved playing in it. Here are some of the fun things I created for them.
In a Previous post (ikea-hack-dry-erase-wall-for-kids-room), I dismantled an expedit unit from Ikea and created a fun dry erase wall for the kids playroom. I still had another piece of the unit to use so I created this fun lab table.
This is the expedit Unit I used. The long part of the unit was the perfect length for our window lab table. The surface of the unit is perfect for cleaning up all of our messy science experiments. And it gets messy! This table surface is perfect for kid play.
For the table legs, I used these Ikea Besta shelves. They gave me the perfect height for the table and they fit perfectly with the width of Ikea shelf. I added shelves on the inside openings of the Besta to create more storage. I had to cut the shelf down to fit the space and I drilled new holes to support the shelves. The shelves that came with the Besta would not work because I turned the Besta unit around to give the height.
While at our local Children's Museum, our kids were drawn to this fun life size pegboard exhibit. Ever since seeing it, i've been planning to make it for their playroom. It's such a fun addition to our quiet play. I used an Ikea Besta shelf as the base. This was a fun Ikea hack!
Our Vet clinic has become such a fun play area for the kids. I found these amazing x-rays online. The company we purchased them from is Roylco. They have so many great science tools and activities for kid play there. I made the x-ray station out of an ikea best shelf.
I used one of the long rectangular sides of an expedit shelf to create this fun dry erase wall for the kids. I scored it in the clearance section! I originally bought it with the intention of turning it into a chalkboard wall but we're loving the dry erase too much! I'll use the smaller square portion of this shelf to create their chalkboard area. It's such a great addition to our playroom!
I'm building the kids a Pet Clinic in their playroom. I really wanted to incorporate a kennel area but didn't want to use actual dog kennels. They cost so much and weren't safe for the kids. I'm so happy with the way this came out. It's an Ikea expedit shelf with gates added to the shelf openings. Here's how I did it.
I just drew a line on the particle board to match the length of the shelf and cut from there. Super easy. Then I drilled two holes at the bottom of the shelf and directly into the slat of particle board. You want to drill first. The shelf and the particle board will crack otherwise. Finally, I screwed them together.
Looking for ideas on Birthday decor. This decal took 20 minutes to make. I covered it in clear contact paper so it could last several play sessions. Still need to add his jet pack but love the way it's coming out. My boys are totally into Turbo Snails right now.