Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Evolving Playroom

It has been a little over a year since I started redoing the playroom. In this post I talked about how I was going to take it easy with the redecorating of it. I never meant to take a year! And there's still things I want to do with it! So technically, it's not even done!

The funnier thing is that I didn't even mean to work on the playroom. It's the by-product of what I call the decorating domino effect. That's when you start one project but need a certain furniture piece from another room but leaves that room with a need of something else. 


Let me be more specific. I am kind of sort of redoing Sun Kissed Boy #1's room (again). I needed a dresser that was in the office. But that dresser held the Wii. I decided then to move the Wii to the playroom but had no real room/place for it. And a new project was born. Putting the original project in the back-burner, of course.

I asked the boys to help by telling me which toys they wanted to keep and which ones to donate. This started out with a little resistance and a few tears but soon the donation pile was growing. 

With a thinned down version of a toy factory, I was able to re-shift things around to find a place for the Wii. Here's the latest look of the playroom.


On the other side of these chairs is a makeshift bench. 

It's actually a shelf cut in two. I drilled holes along the middle shelf to mark where I wanted it cut. On the back of the shelf, I drew a line with a pencil connecting the holes. Then Sun Kissed Husband sawed along the line. 

Here's one part...
...and here's the other.

I've yet to make a cushion for it but I'll get there...maybe by next August. :D


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Smarty Pants Mama said...

Wow, I LOVE, love, love the playroom!

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

your use of color is FUN FUN FUN ; )

Teachinfourth said...

Boy, maybe I should just MOVE, move, move to your house! It is much more together and creatively put together than mine is. Looks great, Yanet.

(Sorry, in keeping with the current vein of comments, I felt that I had to use three of the same word in succession in order to be considered 'in,' 'hip,' AND 'happening.'

I hope I made the cut.

Joanna said...

I think it's looking great! And you sound just like me...with the starting one project leading to another and so on and so forth. :-) I am in the middle of a decorating dilemma right now. I've got the get one thing finished though before I start another...because I go back to work next week and nothing will be done until Fall break!

BTW..I love that you cut that to make a bench!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Ok, lets try this again blogger....

I love the orange with that shade of blue. It's so bright and fun. I still love that table too :)

A Lived in Home said...

What a great, open space for 3 boys to play and make messes! So colorful too.
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Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

It looks like a great place to play! It's fun and there's room for everything. Sometimes I see things like this and I wish I could go back and do this for my kids.
I guess that's what grandkids are for!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I love all the fun colors and that chalkboard wall is great!!

Holly said...

Ooh, aah. Love it. We need to go through toys like 10 times a year. They multiply. Love your chalkboard wall and bins. Wish we had a playroom! Oh wait, we do -- it's the family room!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

we are constantly purging and donating toys. i don't think a playroom can ever be done, because as our kdis grow, their interests and needs change. it is going to be evolving until you no longer need it, friend!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

So cheerful! I can't get my packrats to part with anything!

gina3 said...

That's an awesome idea about how you made the shelves into storage and a bench. Clever!