Sunday, January 20, 2013

Playroom Progress

Hey y'all! I left you hanging on our new year changes.  We were (and still are) in the process of moving the playroom upstairs to our bonus room.  All the toys and 'stuff' is up there and organized, but it doesn't look quite like I had envisioned.  

We have had this striped rug since Mason was born. Got it from Target and I still love it!  The bright primary colors make it perfect for a playroom.  Actually, all of my decorating ideas have been made around this rug.   

It is a bit difficult when there are bigger bulgy toys.  Everything just seems to get pushed to the wall.  Well honestly, everything is normally all over the floor.  I just happened to clean it today and in order to vacuum, I had to shovel pick the toys up off the floor.  HA!

I'm not really loving this 'cube organizer', but it serves the purpose. 

Take a look at this perfect playroom!  There are built in organizer cubes.  Of course it's beautiful, but it's not realistic.  Especially for a boy.  Look around.  There are no trucks, ramps, cars, etc.  


Again, another beautiful room and I love the organizing baskets with the bench.  The baskets are great for all of the smaller things, but where are all the trucks, cars, and 'stuff'.  HA!

In same room, she has an entertainment center that I love.  The cabinets and drawers offer more storage without everything out in sight.  Just gives the room a cleaner feeling.  I just love this room.  It's so inviting and cheerful.  Makes me want to play there too!  HA!
So back to our playroom. There are 2 nooks on each side of the stairs.  One side is the library and the other is an art station.  

I found these adorable frames at Hobby Lobby.  Gosh!  I love that place.  I wish they had them in lime green and red too, but I didn't see them.  The frames will definitely add some fun and color to the room. 

We have had this couch for years and it's in great condition, so I just couldn't get rid of it.  I will be adding some bright fun pillows.  I haven't found 'the one' yet!  

I also got this art work at Hobby Lobby.  The colors were perfect for the room and of course we all need rules, right?

Our playroom definitely lacks cheer and comfort.  Don't you think?  Don't get me wrong, I like our playroom and I'm grateful that we have the space to play.  

Here's what I'm thinking.  One (well, two) of the other problems in the room is the bookshelf and the desk with chairs are stained a natural color.  Most of the playrooms that I have seen have the furniture painted.  I really don't want to paint the furniture since they are both all wood and I'm afraid I'll ruin them.  The desk and chairs were mine growing up, so I definitely don't want to take that chance.

So for now, I need to paint maybe one accent wall, pillows for the couch, hang up the frames, hang a valance over the window, and organize the bookshelf a bit more with some baskets.  I was also thinking of some letters and/or numbers on the wall. 

What do you think?  I would love to hear your input.  Please feel free to leave a comment.  


asuslp said...

Michelle, I just found your blog, and it is too funny that you and are are both in the process of working on our playrooms with primary colors...but, even funnier that we both have 2 of the same "inspiration" pictures for our rooms!

The Kranz Khronicles said...

Asulp ~ Awesome! I'm so glad you found me. I would love to see your room and follow your progress as well! Good Luck! Do you blog?