Monday, October 8, 2007

The Amazing Screen


Don't ask me why, it must be a law of the universe of something, but my kid's toys always end up all over the living room floor. No matter that they have their own designated box. Never mind that they may have a whole room dedicated to their existence. If my children are playing, the toys must be in front of the door and all over the living room.

It is my goal that anyone coming in our home (assuming, of course, that I knew that they were coming) would be shocked that so many children and their toys inhabit the building. The carpet stains might be a clue, but we're working on that.

Introducing, the amazing screen. It was purchased by my sister at an auction and passed on to me a few years ago. I stretched fabric over the back to match our decor and placed it in a corner out of the way.


Behind ours we store: two bouncy balls, a riding tractor and car, Lego's, Lincoln Logs, a kid guitar and Kinnex.

Come to think of it, I don't want any of these things out of my sight anyway or I'd have kids tumbling down stairs and tiny toy pieces who knows where. Besides, I'd miss them running over my toes while I fix dinner.

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9 comments:

PinkJeweledCat said...

This sounds like a really great idea, but the picture wouldn't show for me. Can you email it to me pretty please? I'd like to see what it is. Thanks so much. Ta for now dahling!

Nap Warden said...

I can't see the pic. either...I would like to check it out!

Cindy said...

That is brilliant AND it looks good! :)

mindi said...

Great idea - now I just need to find a screen like that. I have baby toys ALL OVER my living room!

SAHMmy Says said...

Looks great! I'd have to run wires to the ceiling though--my son would tip it over several times a day just for kicks!

Angie said...

That seems similar to what I do. We have a large ottoman that is separated into 4 boxes. 2 of the boxes have blankets in them and the other two are for toys. The kids aren't the best at picking them up, but at least we have a quick place to stash them if we get an unexpected guest. :)

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Great idea! Makes everyone happy. I mean, kids live in our houses - that is a fact - but a disguise that works for mommy and kids - lovely!

Totallyscrappy said...

I'm off to buy a huge screen!

Sniz said...

Through the years I've tried all sorts of things to hide the clutter of the kids' toys. I thought of a screen, but never executed the idea. This has inspired me, although we aren't as much into the toy phase anymore, but there are always tons of things to hide. (Like half-eaten apples and homework-in-progress)