What started out as an unused, catch all room is well on it’s way to becoming a playroom for the girls. I’m super excited about this project. I never wanted to make this room a playroom, but I really wanted the living room back. And really this room was not being used. It held my desk and all my Thirty-One stuff, but it mostly just collected odds and ends. Oh, and I hated the color.
Oh, so dark! And cluttered! My desk was always a mess. This was the landing area for all my reusable shopping bags. The bag of stuff that I removed from the CR-V before we traded it in. Leftover wood from the bathroom shelves.
Just with the room cleared out and a fresh coat of paint it makes a world of difference!
The view from the dining room. The color on the walls is Going Gray by Olympic. I love me some Olympic paint. Great coverage, no stink. We picked up an Expedit at IKEA over the weekend for toy storage. I liked the glossy while Expedit, but I didn’t $20 more like the glossy one, so we just went with the regular white. And while I would have loved to find a fun piece of furniture to refinish for toy storage I don’t think I could have found a piece as functional as the Expedit. Seriously, this piece of furniture is awesome. It’s great for a craft room, play room, living room…..any room!
I still need to touch up some paint inside the window seat area, recover the cushions, figure out what I want to do for curtains, put up a light switch cover, hang some art work, clear out the construction mess.
As you can see Cupcake has already taken to playing in here. That girl loves to sit at her table. And she made me some cupcakes in her kitchen. She didn’t finish the dishes before she went to bed, though. I’ll have to get on her about that.
See what I mean about functional? These Your Way Cubes from Thirty-One fit perfectly in the Expedit and I love the colors in the print. I can’t wait to bring in some more of these colors throughout the room. Each of the cubes has toys in it, but there’s still room for more (which is good since Cupcake has a birthday coming up!).
So that’s how far I’ve come in the last week with this room. We have a ways to go, yet, but I’m excited about how light and bright the room is. And there’s plenty of floor space for the girls to play. I’ve got a pile of boxes on the front porch being picked up this morning and we got our living room back!
What do you think so far?