Late yesterday afternoon/early she asked if she could turn the space under the stairs into a den.
All I keep under there is a large box for storing her shoes, and her bookbag for school. So yes, it was fine for her to play in.
Over the years the space under the stairs has changed. It used to be for storing dvd's in baskets, then The Girl came along and it was a great place to stash her rocking horse and pink race car.
Now it's the place for shoes and bookbags.
Actually, this reminded me of something I'd planned to do and not go around to doing (I seem to type that phrase a lot). I'd seen on an episode of 'May the best house win' that a lady had turned the under stair space into a den for her daughter. It had wallpaper on the walls, and a fabric curtain to act as a door. I've tried to find photos of it online, but can't, so you'll have to take my word for it. It was so pretty. Just a teeny space, but so pretty. A little hideaway.
I planned to get some wallpaper and decorate the very back wall, then add in some fairy lights. If the girl spends as much time in her little den as she says she will, then I think I will do that for her. Pretty it up a bit.
It usually looks like this