Saturday, September 12, 2009

affordable kids dining & play area

i recently started on a play room in the basement of my home. i had the toys but was lacking in the seating and storage department. i headed to IKEA to see what i could find. while i was in the children's section, i came across some adorable plastic chairs and a matching plastic table. the table was 39.99 and the chairs were 14.99. i started adding up the cost, and realized that 3 chairs and a table was going to run me $85 before tax! i wasn't planning on spending that much. i then came across some stools that were the same plastic material- but were 1/2 the price... $7.99. then i found some side tables that were intended to be an end table, but they were the perfect height for a children's table. they came in blue, yellow, pink, red, white, etc... and best of all... they were only $7.99!! so instead of $85, i spent about $30 without sacrificing any adorability (which isn't a word, but should be!). if you are looking for some cute seating for your wee ones, head to IKEA for this great find. i am finding that it pays off to think outside the box.

1 comment:

  1. yes, i also thought outside the box when drew was about Porters age with that same set and he busted his eye on the corner. so be careful. it is super cute though.