Excited to be back from a long weekend with family (and then a days of server issues! blergh!). We jumped right into a playroom makeover and I’m so excited about this direction. “Playroom” is a generous term, it’s more of a toy room. Or play space. One of the very first spaces I organized when we moved in was this wide hallway leading into Greta’s room. There’s an off-shoot where the cabinetry is that’s a 7×12 (plus an extra 13″ of cabinets) space that the girls gather in nearly every day and play with the tiniest toys known to man. Shopkins, hatchimals, pet shops–why is everything so tiny!? Hahaha.
After we tore out the carpet and laid new wood flooring before Christmas, the playing continued enthusiastically but I do think something softer under foot (and knees) would serve this area well. And then I started thinking about how wonderful the storage is, but everything is one color–the walls, cabinetry, ceiling. A playroom makeover was born.
The main areas of our home are all white (Alabaster) but I have been loving adding pockets of color. A gray-blue in the closet, rusty red in the music room, green in the kitchen, a deep charcoal/navy in the guest room, deep green-blue in Greta’s bathroom and now….YELLOW IN THE PLAYROOM.
I’ve been so inspired lately by yellow trim and cabinetry. And once I got the idea, I noticed it started popping up everywhere!
I love that it’s a playful, warm, sunny color but used in a toned way that fits so seamlessly into adult spaces, too. I think that’s the epitome of family-friendly design–a space that appeals to both adults and children.
This week, we started painting the cabinets a sunny, but subdued yellow (HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams Restrained Gold). We’re following the exact tutorial we shared for our kitchen cabinets we painted a year ago right here.
As for the rest of the playroom, they’ll be wallpaper and painted wood knobs, and a large piece of art that always reminded me of our girls…like this.
- Wooden Treehouse Play Set
- “Sisters” Art Print by Juniper Print Shop
- Wooden Knobs
- Paint color: “Restrained Gold” by HGTV Sherwin Williams
The modern cottage vibes will be alive and well in the playroom, right?! It’s so fun to transform room by room into a vibe that fits into the rest of the house. At first, a few spaces were sticking out in this home because we already added our spin and slowly, but surely, it’s transforming into the opposite–the spaces we haven’t touched are sticking out like a sore thumb and it’s feeling more and more like we belong here.