We’ve had our toy storage for a couple months now (in their proper spot for a few weeks) so I figured it was high time I show them off and give you an initial review. And since we recently hung this large canvas print from Anewall above the dressers, this portion of the room is finally feeling presentable. If you remember this post, from back in January, I ordered two of these chests from Urban Outfitters for about $300 a piece.
Online, although the description said “white” they definitely looked like more of a natural wood with brass hardware, but I can assure you, it is a warm white with a little bit of a distressed look but not enough to put them in the shabby chic category. The hardware and label holder is painted in the same white. You’ll probably notice we haven’t labeled the drawers yet, although things definitely have their place, there are a lot of empty drawers still, too.
So far, Greta’s toys are mostly on the top row (her Littlest Pet Shops and Shopkins she’s especially protective of), while Faye’s play food or the toys they both gravitate toward, like Play-doh, are stashed in lower drawers so they’re accessible by both girls.
I really wanted separate compartments, or in this case drawers, for each toy so that it would be easy to keep them organized and I’m happy to report, this chest has been great for that. The drawers are just the right size to fit a stack of paper or coloring books and are easy to take out (another bonus!), so often times, the girls will remove an entire drawer to play with and then clean it up and put it back when they’re done.
There’s no glider on the box end, but there are rails to keep the drawers solidly in place.
With our sectional arriving today, this room is just about wrapped up and I’m excited to share pulled back photos really soon. But despite not having a couch or window treatments or all of the art on the wall, the girls have been playing so well down here and we are so happy to have a dedicated space carved out in our home for just that. How do you keep the toys wrangled?
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