Not much has changed visually since the last playroom update. We moved the television up to our bedroom (bliss!):
And we smashed that outdated mantle off of the fireplace. So now things are looking worse, as they tend to do with renovations.
But! Behind the scenes, we have picked out new carpet, paint, and I finally figured out a storage solution for the playroom. We envision storage on that back wall. Currently, a lot of the girls’ toys are in the fauxdenza upstairs. Originally, we were just going to move that down here, but it is working so well on that wall up there right now and while we’d eventually like to put a fireplace in its place in the living room, we’re not ready for that project yet.
So, I went on the hunt. I wanted something easily accessible and organizable (so nothing too tall or that requires more than 1 step to get things back where they go) for the girls and something that looks good for us. That’s the family-friendly sweet spot. I was so surprised when I found this little dresser at UrbanOutfitters.com in their apartment section!
Their 15 drawer Industrial Storage Dresser is just $329! (They have a mini version for half the price here) I checked the dimensions and the drawers are large enough to fit paper (a must for our coloring lovers!) and will be the perfect way to organize the endless Shopkins, PetShops, PawPatrol and legos Greta has collected. Since the footprint is pretty small and that wall is fairly big (and you can never have too much storage!), I ended up ordering two to place side by side. I can’t wait to fill in those label holders and maybe finally have the toys organized in a beautiful, practical way.
In my search, I also came across this industrial dresser from Wayfair first that’s strikingly similar, but boasts a much higher price tag of over $1000 (on sale! eek). To its credit, it does look like it’s a better quality, but the reviews of the Urban Outfitters one were rave, so I am crossing my fingers we’re not disappointed.
While there’s still quite a bit to do until we introduce toy storage into the room, I couldn’t help but share the find. How do you keep toys organized? It wasn’t an issue with us until Greta started getting into things with small pieces (Shopkins! You give me a headache!).