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post #81 of 639
All the rooms are so beautiful!

CounterGOPI~ where did you get your dolly stroller? I've been looking for one; I hope its not over $100!

I have a 4yo boy and we have a semi waldorf playroom; unfortunately, our camara is on the fritz... but ..
I made shelves by using pine boards and concrete pavers stacked up... on it we have lots of wood cars and trains, a basket of seashells, a bag of animals.
We have another little wooden shelf with instruments, baby's toys, buckets, marble run...
we have a wooden kitchen and fridge with wool and crochet food.

We have a small kids table and chairs. We have a garden canopy but I took the flowers off to play with. we have a wood tree house with bears that live in it; and sometims knights and pirates, we have a wood pirate ship and island; these all live on the floor.

We have a rack I made by taking a small wood board, painting some clothes pins rainbow colors and glueing them on; this holds our playsilks and dress up clothes; pirate hats, eye patch, wooden sword, chefs hat and apron..
we have a small book shelf also. We have a shelf by the window with crystals and plants on it.

We live in a log cabin so the playroom is in the loft; the walls are all wood, so we cant paint them, but they are right next to the BIG triangle window you see in cabins so the room is full of natural light.

Hope that helps. I wish I could post pics!
post #82 of 639
Sunanthem, that sounds lovely. It sounds like you probably have more room than I do. We don't really have a separate playroom after all, just his bedroom...

I like the idea of glueing the clothespins for a little rack. I was trying to think of a way to hang up his costume clothes and now I think I found it. Thanks.
post #83 of 639
I was going to say the same thing sunanthem, that is a great idea with the clothespins!
I will use it as well if you do not mind me copying the idea!
Thank you!
post #84 of 639
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sunanthem View Post
All the rooms are so beautiful!

CounterGOPI~ where did you get your dolly stroller? I've been looking for one; I hope its not over $100!

I have a 4yo boy and we have a semi waldorf playroom; unfortunately, our camara is on the fritz... but ..
I made shelves by using pine boards and concrete pavers stacked up... on it we have lots of wood cars and trains, a basket of seashells, a bag of animals.
We have another little wooden shelf with instruments, baby's toys, buckets, marble run...
we have a wooden kitchen and fridge with wool and crochet food.

We have a small kids table and chairs. We have a garden canopy but I took the flowers off to play with. we have a wood tree house with bears that live in it; and sometims knights and pirates, we have a wood pirate ship and island; these all live on the floor.

We have a rack I made by taking a small wood board, painting some clothes pins rainbow colors and glueing them on; this holds our playsilks and dress up clothes; pirate hats, eye patch, wooden sword, chefs hat and apron..
we have a small book shelf also. We have a shelf by the window with crystals and plants on it.

We live in a log cabin so the playroom is in the loft; the walls are all wood, so we cant paint them, but they are right next to the BIG triangle window you see in cabins so the room is full of natural light.

Hope that helps. I wish I could post pics!
when your camera is up and running post pics! sounds beautiful!!!!

we got our stroller from nova natural, i htink itwas about $40 with free shipping too
post #85 of 639
Thanks everyone for posting pictures! They've inspired me too!

Recenlty I sprained my ankle and can't walk; my mom's been doing the cooking and cleaning (I'm sooooo thankful!), so I've got little to do but think about rearranging my home

This is what I've done. Its still a work in progress, as ds, 4yrs., doesn't play in all the spaces, so I'm still thinking about why, what to do, what to throw away, donate, sell on consignment, and encourage him to play.

Ds' room. He doesn't use this unless I'm in the net with him. But what I've done is get this from Ikea (awhile ago) for $10. I cut some felt leaves and safety pinned them on. In the centre hangs a papermache lantern we made last fall. The wooly on the floor was dd's until she crawled off it and I put it in there. I bought that at a garage sale along with the fabric play castle, with puppets inside, which is also not used by ds A painting by ds hangs on the wall. The blue's clues theme, I'm not allowed to remove. . . yet. . .

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...1/IMG_2011.jpg

and the shelf beside:
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...1/IMG_2009.jpg

nature table. A nest with beeswax eggs, and a construction site of twigs and rocks (were surroned by construction, so its 'nature' right )

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...1/IMG_2006.jpg

House play with bendy dolls. Ds received birthday money from the grandparents, so this is what I got him. We created a barn in the bottom which is great since I just got rid of the fisher price barn/farm, which was hardly ever used!

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...1/IMG_2007.jpg

kitchen: not really used by ds, although dd likes to chuck pots and pans. Does it need something to keep ds interested? The stove is from a kids consignment shop and the shelf - soon -to-be-fridge once we put doors on it, was my brother's as a kid.

art area: I love the idea of lazure, but can't do my walls, so, here are ds' framed watercolors beside a shelf I painted last summer, and bought for $10. The table my parents found.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...1/IMG_2004.jpg
post #86 of 639
Wow, they are all so beautiful-lucky kids!

It's really rare here to actually have a playroom as the properties are so small. We have a play corner in our livingroom and my daughter's bedroom is set up for play as well.

I'll take some pictures tomorrow to post them.

Thanks so much for all the inspiration I have had from all of your gorgeous photos!
post #87 of 639
very nice pictures. That dollhouse is sooo pretty and everything looks so organized but in a lived in kind of way. Thanks for sharing.
post #88 of 639
OK, I've got some pictures as well now.
We don't follow all the "rules" of Waldorf decor but I have tried to create a comfortable, soothing, child friendly home using as much natural stuff as possible! The one consolation to more mainstream type toys is Duplo which my daughter adores. We have animal sets and forest flower people.
We've been a Waldorf family from the begining so we've never had to get rid of much that was innapropriate as we have never bought noise making, light up, one purpose stuff. I think we are also really lucky that our friends and family have had no issues with this at all and are happy to go with the philosophy where gifts are concerned.

We have two rooms that are the main play areas, my daughter's room and the living room.
Here is my daughter's room with her in it LOL! She's standing next to her dresser where she keeps her "special stuff" on display-her May Day crown, a muslin doll I made for her, my teddy from when I was a baby, a felted ball she was given in Istanbul, photos of her family...
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3...nahsroom-1.jpg

I wanted to create a little private comfy area for her to read or play or whatever. So, this is her cozy corner where she has be baby blankets, pillows and some play silks.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3...cozycorner.jpg

Her window (we are awaiting new curtains). It's hard to see in the photo but it's got her pots of veggie sprouts on the sill and hanging in the window are her rainbow making prism, a tissue paper star, a felted bird and a tiny dream catcher. Under the window is her wooden rocking horse. Also, we've planted her vegetable and flower garden so she can see it right out her window.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3...omwindow-1.jpg

Bookshelf, special animals, stereo as she LOVES her music-mostly world music and the bed with a net and butterflies.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3...ahsroombed.jpg

This is her shop/restaurant/kitchen in the living room. It's got her cash register, basket of play silks, baskets with felted food, knitted food, stainless steel pots and pans, ceramic dishes and tea sets and cotton shopping bags.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3...esmom/shop.jpg

Thanks for looking!
post #89 of 639
What a cutie!!!!
post #90 of 639
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What a cutie!!!!
Thanks! We like her too
post #91 of 639
I am a little jealous of that playroom! lol
It looks absolutely wonderful, I wish I had the space and the money to do that! Thanks for sharing the photos.
post #92 of 639
Beautiful rooms thanks so much for sharing!
post #93 of 639
Cute Cute Cute !!!!!!!!

Question.......where did you get that adorable wooden cash register ???
post #94 of 639
Thread Starter 
which pics are you referring to?
my register is a haba one
post #95 of 639
Mimi, is the first photo a picture of an Ikea canopy? We just got the same one (with leaves on it) from Ikea and I'm going to set that up in their room (when we re-do the guest room in a few months) with a gigantic wooden dollhouse under it. I stole that idea from the local Waldorf kindergarten classroom.

These pictures are all so beautiful! I'm so inspired!
post #96 of 639
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Mimi, is the first photo a picture of an Ikea canopy? We just got the same one (with leaves on it) from Ikea and I'm going to set that up in their room (when we re-do the guest room in a few months) with a gigantic wooden dollhouse under it. I stole that idea from the local Waldorf kindergarten classroom.

These pictures are all so beautiful! I'm so inspired!
nak!
yup, its from ikea and a great bargin at $9.99. thats a great idea to move a house under it! i think i'll try that for tomorrow, thanks!
post #97 of 639
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Originally Posted by ItsAllGood View Post
Cute Cute Cute !!!!!!!!

Question.......where did you get that adorable wooden cash register ???
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Originally Posted by counterGOPI View Post
which pics are you referring to?
my register is a haba one
LOL, not sure if it's mine either but mine is from:
http://www.myriadonline.co.uk/

It's a British site so, not sure if available in the US.
post #98 of 639
I just found this thread and I'm soooo excited! Thanks mamas! We're moving in a few weeks and we have a very large bedrrom for the children to share, but no playroom, so it will double, but I think there's adequate space. When it's done, I'll post some pics.

Plan:

1) Cover walls with 'fabric and starch' technique because we can't get ecopaints on time and I don't want them breathing in latex off-gas. I'm doing the fabric because their room is a terrible dark blue-grey dingy-dungeon-like colour (yuck...).

2) Play stand like set-up, homemade and against the wall with shelves on each side like the typical playstands. There are two high wooden shelves there already, so I'll work with those as part of the 'ceiling' and then add a curtain rod across the 'front' so they can pull the silks across like a tent. I guess it's a playstand crossed with a playtent

3) Prayer cubby (ds1's request- he's very spiritually inclined, always has been) in a strange sort of closet loft thing in their room. It's up about three feet from the floor, so we'll put a short ladder and if anyone falls out, they'll land on their pallet bed right next to it. There are two shelves in there and all three dc can fit at once up there. I'll have another cut=rtain rod there with silk to cover, religious objects and icons, probably. We'll rely heavily on what he would like in there since it is such an intimate space for him (we're christian and we've de-institutionalised, but ds has become increasingly upset about not having a 'special place' to pray on his own, so we want him to have that).

4) Shutters inside the windows or panels that open out like shutters because it begins to be light at 4:30am and I'm not loving waking up at that time , so I thought I would use those for seasonal pictures or maybe make them out fo felt so they can put felt cut-outs up as they choose.

5) Possible a murphy kitchen/workshop, as in folds away from inside their giant closet to outside- I may just remove the door and use the bottom for a kitchen/workshop. This will also be homemade.

I have a lot of work to do I've removed about four garbage bags of toys from their possessions and they are already showing greater creativity in their play and longer attention spans- we never had more than one electronic toy, but we've had far too many toys altogether.

To the mama who wrote about pine plank flooring- I saw a show about home decor (years ago-we haven't ever had cable) and in it the woman just used the subfloor and her dremel to cut grooves into the plywood which made it look very real! I was sceptical about it at first, but it really did look great afterward. If you draw your lines and just go along with the dremel, then paint it however you like (with ecopaints and ecofinish if you can and want to - the other floor stuff is just so toxic, imo), you'll have a beautiful, functional floor without mites! I bet you could google the demo for this exact project. Ah hah! I found it...http://www.homeenvy.com/db/1/221.html I know I saw some better pictres of it though... Anyway, you could do it!

Please keep posting pics!

Question: I love the rooms posted here. I noticed that there are a lot of toys out at a time. How do your children find that? Do the toys end up all over the floor and left, or does the environment tend to be conducive to selective play; or are your children just more prone to selective play? I've been planning to have far, far fewer toys out for our dc because I find that they will just scatter everything around and then not play, but if I just put out a small selction of various toys- enough for each to play with three or four things at a time- they play so much better. I think our room will have a large strorage and turn-over component (top shelves in closet). What has been your experience?
post #99 of 639
Regarding the toy question, we have about 9 different toys out at once, they include musical instruments, books, a shephard with sheep, playsilks, wooden blocks, some stones and seashells, a few felted balls, a couple of cars and a truck, some crayons and a teddy bear.
I like it when he has a choice to play with what he wants during the day, a couple of toys may get scattered but before nap time and bed time he puts them away, so there is never really any mess left anyway. Kids also like to play in the "mess" sometimes as they make up new games as they go along, so I do not mind.
post #100 of 639
Those are beautiful rooms! But I am so confused... Do any of you have very spirited children? I would love to put something together for my kids but it would be destroyed in like 10 seconds. Do the rooms always look so put-together? I so admire the space, please just tell me how it works.
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