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DIY Project: Creating a Kids Space in Moms Office

24 January 2012 No Comment Disclosure

It wasn’t too long ago when Hubby and I decided to “trade work spaces”. He decided to move his office upstairs and I decided to take over the basement. Moving and changing up the look, feel, and purpose of a room is something that my husband and I enjoy.

I spend a lot of time on Pinterest. It is such an amazing source for inspiration. But one of the things that I like most about Pinterest is that it encourages me to actually get up off the couch computer to try something new & different.


One such inspiration came when I was pinning happily along one day late at night when I came across this amazing photo of bench made out of an old crib mattress. I will admit that I was first drawn to the photo because of the damask pattern. But as I looked at it, I quickly realized that this was something that I could sort of recreate in my own house.


Not too long ago I took an old coffee table that my Mom snagged at a yard sale and with a little paint it was turned into a great storage bench. And after searching through the basement I found that we still were holding onto that old crib mattress from when my kidlets were little. I was excited beyond words!!!

Below is a photo of how we dedicated a corner of our “Mom Cave” into a kid-friendly space.

  1. Scrapbook storage cubes from Michael’s
  2. the crib mattress idea from Pinterest: we did not have any crib sheets anymore so instead I used a satin striped black table cloth that I tucked and secured under the mattress.
  3. corkboard spray painted with chalkboard paint
  4. diy storage bench made out of an old coffee table
  5. affordable folding table from Walmart, used as a computer desk
  6. damask curtains from Target
  7. bookshelf for kidlets books (I need to paint this white…it’s on the to-do list)

What do you think of the space?

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