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.
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!
UPDATE: You can see what I did with this blue poster board and giant wall here. I also updated the gallery wall here.
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…
Here’s what’s behind…
Door #1 Door #2
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