It’s time for a long overdue playroom update. Back in October, we shared that this would be our next project. A few weeks later and we had almost everything here from the mood board I made:
My next task was picking a paint color. I really want to go darker since this is our media room, too. And then we started talking about just doing the back wall dark so the girls’ art really pops against it and then we started looking at colorful sectionals for the media room side and maybe we should just wait until we get a sectional to pick a paint color?
Really, a paint color has never taken this long but this room is kind of tricky. The carpet needs replaced, the corner fireplace (see below)? We’re talking about tearing it out entirely and squaring off the room.
We’d also really like to add a big slide on the wall, but that might be phase 2 as well. Winters are long here, and we want to make sure these girls have a place to play (this room) for the next couple months. So the goal for phase one is to create storage for toys, pick a paint color and get something on the walls–even if it’s just the back wall (where the fireplace adjoins, make the fireplace work for now. Phase two we’ll tear out the fireplace, get new carpet, recessed lighting and add a slide.
We just installed the lights above the craft table and tore out the old fluorescent light that was there and it instantly feels better in here. Greta really wanted a pink rug, which usually isn’t in my wheelhouse, but I found this amazing one from Rejuvenation that we both love. It incorporates a lot of fun colors that we can work in elsewhere in the room.
I snapped this photo with my phone a couple weeks ago. The teepee is a hit! Greta slept in it the first night we had it. This room is rather large and the girls already spend so much time down here having the best time, so I don’t want to interfere too much. Anything we do down here is a complete bonus to them no matter how necessary it feels to me. Haha. It’s an important lesson I’ve learned.