I love dreaming about redecorating my house and lately I’ve been looking at some modern rugs to put in Bear and J-jo’s bedroom. The floor in there is rustic wooden floorboards and it just begs for a rug. After browsing the many rugs at All Modern, one of the many CSN stores, I ended up not even choosing a rug for the right room! I decided if I were to buy a rug, this round one is very pretty and would look good in the school room for circle time.
Speaking of redecorating, Bear got a kitchen upgrade for her birthday. The pink and purple kitchen was placed on two bricks to make it taller for her and even on the bricks look how little it was! J-jo could reach it with ease. Bear almost had to kneel! This kitchen corner was always a mess too and really irritated me.
Whenever I order things from CSN, they always arrive before the order confirmation says they will. This was perfect timing for us as I ordered it not remembering we were leaving for a trip the next week. I had nightmares of this kitchen sitting at the front of our house for two weeks before our return, but thankfully that scenario never played out! The kitchen arrived so early.
It’s the perfect height for Bear.
And J-jo will grow into it. (Though he already loves how the burners light up.)
Since this kitchen has cupboards, we can keep some stuff inside it, leaving more room in the cubbies on our cube shelves to better organize the remaining food.
What I like about the kitchen:
Lots of open ended play. The cupboards provide extra storage space. The oven allows Bear to play at what she loves best – baking. It’s the gathering place during playdates. The height is perfect for a 3 year old.
What I wish was different:
Of course, my dream play kitchen for Bear and J-jo would be a wooden one (CSN stores sell those ones too), but that was out of my price range. The kitchen we chose did have to be put together. The longest thing was taking all the pieces apart. I hid the box in the garage after it arrived and my husband and I put it together leisurely once the kids were in bed.
Disclaimer: The kitchen was bought with a gift code I won combined with the other half of the giveaway I hosted here a few months back. (Note that normally one can’t combine gift codes.) Even though I “won” this kitchen, the review is my honest opinion.
Look for another review of a CSN stores product coming up soon.