You guys! I’m so excited to share our finished playroom with you! If you recall, when we saw our house for the very first time, this room in the front was set up as a formal living room.
We decided it was officially “the playroom” shortly after moving in. Over time, we added more toys and storage, but certain elements never worked. Most recently, the room looked like this.
And here’s the finished playroom today!
The first updates we made were to cover the semi-gloss tan walls with light gray paint and to replace the barely functional blinds with new roller shades. The paint color alone helped tremendously to lift the mood of this room.
Next, we removed the bookshelves and added these amazing, hide-everything white cabinets. I added the wooden top to really finish off the look and am so glad Stephen convinced me to keep it natural instead of staining it darker.
That natural and white basket is perfect for our wooden train set, and you might recognize the wall hanging I shared recently. We resisted at first, but it’s safe to say princess fever has taken hold at our house, so I made the girls’ dress up clothes easily accessible on the wall hooks beside the cabinets (for spontaneous dance parties!).
On the opposite wall is the play kitchen. This was a consignment sale find that Stephen and I fixed up for Christmas last year, and both girls love it! I also framed a few art pieces Libby made with finger paints and poster board. I love seeing kids’ art in homes, and I think framing these pieces really elevated their look.
The play table and chairs fit perfectly under the windowsill and don’t block the light like the old chalkboard did. The girls love sitting here to work on crafts, have snacks, and watch the trash truck go by.
So there you have it, a formal living room turned playroom that still looks nice enough to greet guests. I am loving the closed storage and all the little projects that went into making this room a fun place for our two ladies.
Wall color – Silver Drop by Behr
Roller shades – Home Depot
Cabinets and doors – Ikea/ Ikea
Cabinet top – Lowes
Pig bookends – CB2 (similar, similar)
Natural and white basket – Hobby Lobby (similar, similar)
Wall hanging – DIY here
Frames for DIY art – Ikea Ribba
Play kitchen – consignment (similar, similar, similar)
Play table – consignment (similar)
Dress up hooks – Ikea
Cloud pillow – Ikea
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