Our Playroom Reveal

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.

Playroom Before

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.

Playroom During

And here’s the finished playroom today!

Playroom After No1

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.

Cabinets and Dressup

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!).

Playroom Closeup

Cabinets in Playroom

Giraffe Closeup

Pig Bookends Closeup

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.

Left Wall Playroom

Kitchen Wall in Playroom

DIY Art Closeup

Play Kitchen Closeup

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.

Playroom After

Play Table

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.

Cabinets and Dressup


Wall color – Silver Drop by Behr
Roller shades – Home Depot
Cabinets and doors – Ikea/ Ikea
Cabinet top – Lowes
Pig bookends – CB2 (similarsimilar)
Natural and white basket – Hobby Lobby (similar, similar)
Wall hanging – DIY here
Frames for DIY art – Ikea Ribba
Play kitchen – consignment (similarsimilar, similar)
Play table – consignment (similar)
Dress up hooks – Ikea
Cloud pillow – Ikea

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4 Responses to Our Playroom Reveal

  1. I think the closed cabinets are my favorite part! I really hope that we can finish off our basement this year and create a better, dedicated play area. I think closed storage like this is the bomb

    • Thanks Kim! It’s amazing how much of a difference those cabinets made! They made the room feel so much cleaner and brighter even without any other changes. A finished basement is on our list, too. I can’t wait to see yours!

  2. Ashley says:

    This room is awesome and so functional! I have been brainstorming a playroom redo for awhile–after finally conceding it was our stage in life right now. This is true inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you Ashley! We, too, finally admitted that we were in the “playroom phase” of life. I’m so glad we spent a little time and effort on making it a room the adults enjoy, too!

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