New house, no closet of shame. What's a mom to do? Enter, Kijiji. I was searching for a wall unit type of set up with cupboards on the bottom and shelving on top. I knew I could remedy any homeliness with paint and trim.
Luck! A free, large shelving unit, just to our specifications! Stay tuned for the transformation, in the next few weeks.
Where we are at now:
An amazing, huge space downstairs, next to the family room. It is meant to house a pool table/games area, but for this family, it will become the mecca of playrooms.
I am coming to grips with the fact that I can only prettify this space so much. The large, plastic toys will still be visible, and I'm ok with that. It is, after all, a space for my children to play in, imagine, create and enjoy. It is their space.
Paint and trim out the cabinet. I am either going to paper the back (if I can find the right pattern) or paint it a soft blue. Baskets and organization are in the works. Think along these lines:
Oh, and giant poufs are a must, also.
A large rug, with a low pile for the play area. While I love seagrass and sisal, it will need to pass my comfort test as little knees will be kneeling on it and playing.
This Jute rug from Pottery Barn is lovely. Need a feel-test first, though.
A large table for crafting and creating, complete with a large roll of paper (mounted on the wall) for endless artistic pursuits.
A large, trimmed out cork board to display their specials on, and I love map images lately. Perhaps a cool, enlarged bright map for some wall art.
I am seriously considering having the first map image blown up to a giant poster size. I love the colours and variety of all those maps. They inspire adventurous travels to places unknown.
We should be getting started on this space fairly soon, and will show your our progress along the way!
Linking to my favorite Parties!