We used IKEA RIBBA ledges as the bookshelves and the IKEA KALLAX cube to separate the area off.
We also added some colourful cushions, a comfy rug, and baskets for book storage!
We bought this canopy from IKEA quite a while back now but I’ve recently heard they no longer sell them.
My son struggles with imaginary play, however, a part of his learning development targets set by his speech and language therapist included trying to encourage imaginary play, whether he participated in it or not.
So, I bought him this play kitchen and set the whole area up to look like a cooking zone The K on the wall which stands for Kitchen was designed by me and built by my husband (under my careful instruction of course!).
DRESS UP/TOY AREA:
When my son hit the age of two he went through an obsessive Toy Story craze. He loved everything Woody, Buzz, Andy, and Woody (I mean to repeat myself here – that’s how much he loved the little cowboy!).
He had quite a few woody outfits along with various other superhero outfits.
To create this area I screwed in a rail (well it was just a piece of driftwood really) between two bookshelves and hung up some red polka dot curtains.
I then added in some lights and a mirror to give it a glamour/celebrity dressing room type feel (I chuckle here).
By utilizing the space between the bookcases, I managed to save a lot of space. It meant I could use the bookshelves to store his toys and various other bits and keep things organized!
This area was fun to create! I think every child needs that corner where they can be creative and artistic.
As you can see the drawing/magnetic board here is in the actual fireplace. We boarded it up with a large piece of MDF wood, and then painted it with DULUX magnetic paint (that was a nightmare might I add – it took about 7 coats to get it magnetic!).
I hung a roll of IKEA drawing paper to the top using a dowel rod and slid the paper under a piece of thick cardboard to keep it in place.
The ramps were made using guttering pipes.
I painted them as seen in pictures and attached them at an angle off the side of the IKEA KALLAX cube.
To make the road ramp, I used timber floorboards and chalk painted them.
THE TOADSTOOL TABLE AND CHAIRS:
I made this set using tree trunks
THE ‘FIGURINE’ HOUSE:
Still a project that needs to be completed. It’s meant to have a door and little dollhouse windows!