Before our move to Austin last year, we spent a lot of effort decorating our nursery.  In our new house, we decided to convert our under-stair closet into a playroom.

If you’ve got a stairwell with a sharply slanted ceiling, you know what I’m talking about when I say the space as storage is virtually useless. If an item goes in the back, it’s a pain to move everything out to access it.

It’s easily Ava’s favorite place in the world.  At ten months now, she crawls in from our living room and makes all the self-contained mess she can. And when older kids visit, they want to spend all their time in there – it’s like a spacious indoor playhouse.

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