Our living room is by no means off limits to J and his toys. We have a playroom, but it’s in the basement, and not always accessible to our little dude. So toys there are aplenty in our living space.
I could have invested in something a little better at hiding toys, but let’s face it, I’m cheap! Especially since we’re hoping to offload most of our worldly belongings next year, I’m just not a fan of collecting more stuff.
So I decided to do something about those ugly toys. Insert liquid fortitude.
The green lady wasn’t actually a beverage from the ‘bucks, but I keep my water cups when I get a cuppa and then use them to make my plain old iced coffee feel a little more special.
Fully fortified, I transformed an old pillowcase into a curtain to cover the bottom half of the shelf. Thanks IKEA for a pretty print! This old guy had been on my bed in college and was a lonely single, so didn’t get any use as a linen anymore. I just cut off the sides, made the ties into tabs and hemmed the bottom. Insert a tension rod and voila, the toys are hidden.
Certainly not perfect and not what I would want as a long-term solution to toys in my living space, but it does the job.