Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Playroom in Progress

What a Christmas!  We had our quietest Christmas in a while since we moved far from family =(.  However, it was filled with friends, new and old, plenty of children running around, and a horrible flu.  Yup, while I usually tend to get sick around New Year's (an annual tradition of mine it seems), this year I managed to mix things up and got sick on the 24th.  I managed to survive until yesterday, when I crashed and spent the entire day in bed.  This morning, I'm itching to get out and hit some after xmas sales, but we'll see how the day progresses.  Unfortunately, sickness and pregnancy make for a bad combo, and I tend to pass out when I do too much.   Anyhow, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!  I am getting (already) geared up (at least mentally) for some new projects around the house.  Our latest deadline is March, when this baby is due.  We have kids rooms to paint, and a nursery to set up, amongst a few other projects.  The hubs is going to be one busy guy =)

Today I wanted to show you the Playroom, even though I haven't quite completed this area. I can't tell you how much I love this room; not for it's decor or prettiness, but for its functionality! The girls adore it, and with everything all organized, and in one place, they are able to enjoy all their toys and crafts.

I love my new pillow for the settee.  It's from Heidi Devlin designs on Etsy.

This portion of the playroom consists of a wall unit which houses most of their toys, a 'dress up' area, in the form of a clothes rack that came from my Grandmothers house, and a cushy carpet to play on.

As you can see from the light fixture, this is meant to be a billiards area, with the bar off to the right.  We're not the type to play pool, and this area is SO much better served by using it as a playroom!

We scored this wall unit for free from Kijiji.  It was brown and orange (funky 70's orange, not a lovely harvest hue).  My hubby added a beadboard back, picture frame molding on the doors, new hardware and a fresh coat of cream paint.  I wish I had a before picture-you wouldn't believe it's the same piece!

The other half of the playroom has their craft table, all sorted and organized, their kitchen set, playdough (which is what my daughter is playing with in this picture) and a big ole roll of paper for colouring.  I've placed a plastic cover over our antique pine table to protect it.  The girls are usually painting and colouring here on a daily basis.  It's also the perfect table for those family games and puzzle nights!

Still to do in this room:

-Hang some great vintage animal encyclopedia pictures and a huge map that we have waiting for a frame.
-Paint and reupholster the chairs around the table. I'm thinking black chairs, lightly distressed, with a durable and easily cleanable fabric in a fun pattern.
-a new sofa table which will still house the craft and colouring supplies, but supplies will be hidden in drawers rather than out in the open.  That way I can pretty up the top a bit, since this table is right next to the family room. I've been eying up a great and affordable option at Ikea. (UPDATE: we found a great option at Ikea, and will show you just as soon as I have time (ie get out of the sick bed) to style it and take some pictures!  It looks so much better than the old table you see in the picture above!).

Thanks for coming along on this tour of our playroom =)

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Jenny said...[Reply to comment]

Feel better soon! Sickness + Pregnancy is the worst! Love the room - so much space for creative play that is separate from the main living area - I love that kind of set up!

Pamela said...[Reply to comment]

Super cute and I am soo loving that pillow! Hope you continue to feel better!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

What a great room for your kids to play in. I hope you feel better soon.

Kelly said...[Reply to comment]

Oh how lucky for you to have that great playroom! I love the little dress up rack. Every girl needs one of those! Looks like the perfect room for b-day parties and sleep-overs too. So sorry to hear that you got the flu! I hate getting that. I get a flu shot every year and it usually does the trick, but I know you can still get other viruses that it doesn't protect you against. Take it easy and feel better soon.

Ruby Jean said...[Reply to comment]

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WhyCuzICan said...[Reply to comment]

Man, I WANNA play in that room! Lucky Kiddos, to be sure.

Thanks for the full tour :D

Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday,
Smiles, and thanks for sharing :D
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...[Reply to comment]

An amazing space anyone would love!!

Cindy said...[Reply to comment]

What a sweet space you have created for your children, I"m sure they LOVE it.
Hugs, Cindy

InteriorGroupie said...[Reply to comment]

Great job on the playroom! This is the perfect spot :)

Ange @ A Cream Cottage said...[Reply to comment]

Wow Andrea! The playroom looks fantastic. Lucky girls! Hope you are feeling better. Ange

Jessica said...[Reply to comment]

What a great playroom! Love it. :-)