I’ve been trying to clean up and organize our playroom. When we moved into our house we desperately needed a space for the ridiculous amount of toys that my boys have. And since we rarely use our formal dining room we decided to turn it into our playroom. It’s a much better use of space. But, and this is a big but, it’s the first room you see when you walk into our house. And it’s always a disaster.
My mom and I painted it a couple of weeks ago. The top is my all time favourite paint colour Silver Sage by Restoration Hardware (I’ve painted a room in our last two houses this same colour). The bottom is Cloud White by Restoration Hardware. I painted all the trim in our first house Cloud White. You really can’t go wrong with any of the Restoration Hardware paints. Love all the colours. And of course I just take the paint chip to Lowes and they colour match it for me.
Our playroom before. I know it’s a mess. I painted it right after we moved in and I’ve hated the colour ever since. It was the only time I’ve painted a room and it looked completely different from the paint chip. I should have just repainted it right away.
Our Lego storage solution that is totally working. It really has cut down on our Lego mess. You can find all the details here.
I love this poster. Details on where to find it can be found here.
And I found the vintage pant hanger on etsy. I love vintage hangers for displaying art.
The boys love their Lego display.
Adding a Katie Daisy print into your home automatically makes it a happy home.
If you are a lover of wood than close your eyes and skip this section. I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Kitchen Scale milk paint to paint the cabinet. I was hoping it would be really chippy. But it didn’t work. With milk paint you just never know what finish you are going to end up with.
I have just discovered milk paint. I know milk paint has been around for 100’s of years, I guess I’m just really behind the times.
I finally found a spot for my You Are My Sunshine art.
The vintage wooden beaver I picked up at an antique market in Ontario. The guy I bought it from claimed that it came from a Toronto store sign. Not sure if that’s true but I still love it and all of its orange-y patina.
My absolute favourite part of the room is this egg basket light. My mom bought it for $28 at SuzAnna’s Antiques here in Raleigh. I bought it not really knowing what I was going to do with it. When we got it home, we discovered that the hole in the bottom of the basket was the perfect size to hang a light through. So for another $20 I picked up a small pendent light at Lowes and used the egg basket as the shade on the pendant light.
I’ll be posting a more detailed post on exactly how I did this soon.
I love the light it casts onto the ceiling at night.
I framed these postcards that the boys picked up during our trip to Banff, Alberta last summer. I framed them with frames that I picked up for a couple of dollars at A.C. Moore. So for under $10 I have some art for my train loving boys.
Dinning Room Turned Playroom
And this is the way the room really looks. Actually it normally looks much worse than this.
Still to do in the room:
- add curtains (I’m on the hunt for some vintage fabric)
- find kids table and chairs
- replace that ugly carpet