Sunday, October 9, 2011

sneaky toy organizer....

I had been hunting for quite a while to find a "sneaky" toy organizer, or in other words something not totally cheesy and ugly! I want toys in our house don't get me wrong, but I can't hang with the toys taking over the house or every room being consumed with kid stuff! I wanted the den to serve as a play room too, but wanted to be able to disguise the room to look more adult than kiddo. I was going for...
Play room by day, Parents hang space by night :)

I was thrilled to find this bargain of a solution, EXPEDIT @ Ikea! We absolutely love it! The baskets are the PJÄS Basket, also from Ikea. They're super sturdy and fit a great amount of toys. They were more than I normally would want to spend for a basket and we had to buy 8 :/ but they fit perfect and looked the best! I added labels for the boys to keep them organized and sorted out, and overall they stick to them pretty well. On one side is the written word of the contents and the other is a little picture :) Also If we want to bring blocks or cars for example to another part of the house, the baskets allow us to take the toys anywhere! 

If your'e looking for a toy solution, this thing is fab!
Enjoying the toys off the floor and in their own place,


Rebekah Cherry said...

I have always loved this idea of yours. I hope you don't mind if I steal it and duplicate it sometime in the future... ;)

Carly Jean Brannon said...

Totally! It's yours to steal!

Crystal said...

I found your blog through e-wife, for a roast chicken recipe - that has totally become a family favorite, and now I stalk your blog :) & I very briefly met your husband through the Foundry years ago. :) and know a number of people in your blogroll :) Small world!! Anyways - I totally LOVE antiques, (grew up with an Antique dealer) & vintage things - and just really enjoy your blogs and your design! I have taken ideas from your blog - and this post is the best one yet! (I'm still itching to do a black-board in a frame) Thanks a ton! We are setting a little aside to invest in this storage system - Ikea has a more modern edge for my taste - but this looks TOTALLY great! :)

Carly Jean Brannon said...

Thanks for the encouragement Crystal!

Glad you enjoy it! And that Ina Garten chicken recipe is a staple here too, I just love Ina Garten's recipes! I think you'll be happy with this unit, we love ours!


Jeffrey Jones said...

hey carly! don't know if you'll remember me but we went to school together at burroughs and played vball on club team, i was Erin Moore at the Erin Jones. anyway i found your blog from Julie, a great friend to us :) I've been reading for a while now and love your posts. I have 2 little girls and we need some toy storage like this. i'm wondering if you're still happy with this after a couple months of having it. if so we plan to get one! thanks!

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