I have been slowly redoing our play room this last year. At the beginning it was just sort of a mish mash of stuff that was in the basement of our old house. We don’t have a basement being on the Lake, so we put the playroom upstairs and it is open for all to see (i.e. it needs to have a better cuteness factor than it used to!)
So here is the new room.
Let’s back up a bit and I’ll show you the before.
Eh – kinda blah, kinda beige. This sectional took up SO much room there was hardly any space for the kiddos to play.
So, we sold the couch on craiglist for $700 (I know right?), and got this new one on sale for only $400!
Since I had the leftover money, I bought these really fun beanbags from Pottery Barn Teen. These are so comfy, and more often than not, you will find the Mr. (and perhaps myself!) lounging in one.
Bonus – we can haul them out of the way for impromptu dance parties :)
I painted the one wall navy, and I love the way the white board and batten pops now. Honestly, did you even notice it in the before picture? Nope!
The letter wall also got a makeover – here was my first attempt.
Eh – it just wasn’t coming together like I wanted. I realized it was just floating out in space on this huge wall and really needed an anchor.
So, I moved it to this wall and put the IKEA storage unit underneath. I also toned the colors down a bit.
I’m loving the new nautical crisp vibe in here.
I also showed you our gallery wall on the opposite of the room here.
I got this table set from a thrift store for $100 – it used to be Barney purple, but now is a crisp white (which is usually covered in various shades of marker and glitter. Gotta love Magic Erasers!)
I also recovered the seat cushions in navy seersucker.
I love these prints that I ordered from the Etsy shop Wallfry (they come in a zillion colors and sayings).
This room is still a work in progress – I have this huge wall to fill where the old letters were…
…and some obvious patch work to do, oops!
P.S. In case you think my kids are amazing well behaved super children who always pick up their toys – here’s how it normally looks. We have 2 huge closets in the playroom…