Monday, March 3, 2008

two posts in one day??!

I'm pretty pleased with how this little project came together. It was cheap, fast and easy. I bought 4 magnetic dry erase boards from Walmart (I think they were just $7 each!) I attached them to a wall in the kitchen low enough for Baby to reach them both sitting and after he pulls himself up. Then, here's the best part, I bought a bunch of those painted wood shapes from Michael's. I attached adhesive magnetic strips to the back of each one. Now Baby can have fun rearranging and practicing his animal noises (You should hear his lion) Maybe we can tell him stories too using it like those felt boards of yesterday.


I had an email recently asking to see how the cupboard we bought for the television looked in the family room. I'm having fun finding fun toys and things to go on top of the furniture...I'd love to buy the big hot dog sign from my friends at The Cottage. At any rate, I need to add things to make it work better.

And tell me, how much fun is that tent? I bought it last year (or the year before?)from Restoration Hardware after it was marked way down post-holidays. I can't remember how much it was but it was a bargain. It's a fun addition to the family room, at least while Baby is here.

So, two posts in one day?! Can you believe it? Hopefully this good start to the week will mean more blogging this week.

12 comments:

ArtsyMama said...

You are so creative. Everything looks great:) Love it!
Kari

Oliver Rain said...

That is just the most wonderful space. It looks so fun and friendly. I love the way the dry erase boards look too.

Dawn said...

It's all good, you clever thing...
!!!

Susan said...

Love the magnetic boards! I like that as an alternative to the fridge door. (It's always difficult to have them playing with magnets there while I'm trying to cook or clean up.) Thanks for sharing!

mel said...

how cute and fun!!! I love the red shelves. they remind me of phone booths in england. super cute!!!

paige said...

total cuteness everywhere!
what a fun dreamy space for you & lucky baby.
xo

Kimberly said...

My kids practiced the alphabet using letter magnets. We love magnets here too! The tent is great! My daughter has a princess tent that fits over her twin bed. Every once in a while we get it out for a few nights of girly camping.

Anita Ann said...

I stumbles upon your bog, what great family room decor. I love the red.

Tammy said...

Love the red and white tent for the little one. Too cute! The magnetic boards are a great idea and add some fun to a blank wall.

Jennifer said...

Oh, Amy - I looooove the magnetic board idea!! So much I went to Walmart today to get more own magnetic board, but I couldn't find them anywhere! {sniff}. I'll try a bigger store.

You have such a happy home...

jess said...

I've seen those at Michaels, that's brilliant!

babelfish said...

I love the magnetic board idea, and the family room with the tent (swoon! when can I move in?)