On the bottom we have a basket of fruits, veggies, and sandwich fixings! We also have some random little dishes from our kitchen and play doh set along with a little basket of silverware. And way below is some little grocery baskets. I really would love to get all of the cute dishes and things from ikea but I just can't justify it. There's just not enough interest there to spend that kind of money:) Random kitchen things work just fine:)
I set up our Melissa and Doug easel with a spattering of art supplies and plan on changing it out often. The drawing was made by yours truly and it was done while supervising Jack! He loves playing with the art supplies and luckily he is not a very mouthy baby! In the containers we have Crayon Rocks, Markers, Glitter Pens, Crayons, Color Pencils and a Crayon Wheel.
This shelf is now our block area and floor toys. From the top we have Furniture and Accessories for the Fire station, Lincoln Logs and some little animals, Trains, Cars, Tools, stacking tractor, pop and lock vehicle beads, toddler Tonka cars, and the bottom three are baby toys. Jack hardly plays with his baby toys but we have lots of baby friends who come over. I will most likely reduce it to one tub and put out some different things.
I got this sweet little bench at a garage sell for 15 dollars! Woo-Hoo! I am going to paint it but for now it is our bench and it stores busy toys AND if I slide it in front of the opening to the kitchen it also serves as a baby gate(to the right).
BEWARE!!! What you are about to see might disgust you! This is the room that I will be turning into a school room!!! We have torn out the disgusting carpet and washed the walls but that's it! I have a lot of work ahead of me:)