If you missed last week’s post, you haven’t heard that I changed the playroom around again. You can check it out here if you missed it! The biggest change came with moving our living room furniture up here and getting rid of the blue couch that was here. The kids have loved having the extra trampolines/fort building cushions/seating up here.
Of course I had just painted this room all white, before I found out I’d be moving the white couches up here which made me freak out that it would feel a bit like a padded cell (frankly might not be a bad idea to have on some days!). I decided if I added lot of color in other places I could get away with it, because who wants to repaint?!
The first big thing I added was this fun rug from Land Of Nod. I love all the colors in it and it also feels like a pot holder I once made when I was 8, so it had that going for it. Please tell me you made of those too? I’m sure my mom has a box of them rotting in her basement from my looming faze.
My kids are obsessed with sitting on it and counting the stripes, colors, and picking out their favorite sections. It really grounds the room having such a large rug in here too. Bonus – Buddy hasn’t tried to eat it or pee on it yet, so he must like it too.
I kept all my colorful pillows from Walmart, but you may notice that back wall got a change.
I moved the big cork board art displays that used to be above the toy storage over to the other side of the room. They are right by the art closet and craft table now so it makes a bit more sense. Plus, now when you look in this room from the hallway you see just a few framed photos and the toy storage. It’s a little less busy for the eye when walking by.
Also, please a moment of silence for how sweet and tiny my little man used to be, I can’t even deal!
I also finally decided to paint the tv cabinet in here. I went with duck egg blue by Annie Sloan, mainly because I found a can of it that I forgot I had while rummaging around for my fall decorations.
The other thing I did was stain a few of these crates I had in the garage and add wheels to the bottom. They are perfect for some extra storage for random shaped things like light sabers and bongo drums that don’t fit anywhere else.
I actually love all the white now, I think it’s a quiet backdrop for all the energy the other fun and colorful elements bring to the room. I’m sure this won’t be the last time this room changes though, it seems to be the most ever changing room in the house, mainly because my kids are ever changing. The way they play and use this room keeps evolving, so I’m sure it will continue to grow up with them…until it eventually gets taken over by the Mr. into his man cave (sob!).
Couches – clearance section of a local store a zillion years ago sorry!
Bean Bags – PB Teen
Rug – Land of Nod
Pillows – Walmart, Land of Nod, Pottery Barn, Made myself with fabric from Online Fabric Store
Family Art – Ink Lane Design Co
Toy Storage – Ikea
Corkboards – HomeGoods
TV Cabinet – hand me down from my parents
Paint Colors – Silent White by Clark + Kensington, Thorwood by Graham