Our formal dining room: our new playroom?!?
This is a photo of Emily sitting next to her Thomas the Train "Zip Zoom & Logging Adventure" train set (that is about 6 feet wide!). You can also see part of her white table & chairs and her pop up tent.
Here she is again, a few days later. Notice David pushed all of our furniture to the back wall and moved in her art easel as well as her princess castle tent.
This was our formal dining room.
A room we rarely use that basically just holds some furniture.
David & I have felt it is a huge waste of valuable space for about a year now and are considering storing the dining room furniture (we have an eat-in kitchen but mostly eat around the coffee table in our living room) and turning it into the kids' play room. A rug made of those foam squares, an activity/train table, and a few floor cushions would make this room a great space for play dates and homework and would also be a great, safe space for Nolan as he becomes mobile. We already have a baby gate up on the doorway that leads to the kitchen so, adding a gate to the doorway that leads to the living room/front door would be all we would have to add. Having this space would also prevent us from baby proofing the living room!
Stay tuned to see what happens...