More than a playroom makeover
Updated: Jun 13, 2020
2020 is a year we will certainly remember. At no other time have we spent so much time in our homes! Although we've had our fair share of challenges, I am grateful for the extra time with my family, and for the time we were able to delegate to tasks and projects around the home. Redoing our playroom was so therapeutic for me and a huge way in which I was able to keep my mind happy and healthy.
The playroom was due for a paint refresh, so I started there. I chose White Dove by Benjamin Moore, and instantly loved how much brighter the room became. I tried to come up with projects for the rest of the space based on what we had at home. As with any space, I made a plan and a budget before I got started.
Going on one wall, I knew I would love a book wall, or at least part of the wall. My husband was able to make book ledges out of a pallet we had at home. I've mentioned it before, but I love decorating with books! Next to the books, I thought some hooks might fit nicely, since it was a smaller space to fill. Similar to shelving, hooks can be added to any space, in my opinion, and make decorating and organizing things so much easier.
On one side of the window, I added two small shelves from here, mainly because I wanted to make sure I included plants in this space!
On the larger wall above the toy storage unit, I added a large map. My kids love looking at maps, so I was happy to find a reasonably priced, current map from here. My husband was able to frame it in with scrap wood we had, and I painted it black.
I've always wanted a big chalkboard in the playroom, mainly because I've seen how much my kids love them, no matter the age! We were fortunate my husband's parents had one they were willing to part with, so there was no cost there! We did frame it in, again using wood we had at home.
Adding a new rug was something I had to plan for, but am very pleased with how it ties the space together. I still plan on looking for a large mirror for the other side of the window, but other than that this space is complete!
Thank you, as always, for stopping by.