Friday, 7 August 2015

The playroom of my dreams

Seriously, I have not been more excited about a post since sharing details from Max's 1st birthday party. We embarked on finishing this room earlier this year, and we are finally in the home stretch with only a couple more minor details to go! aka purchasing a door handle (see below pic) haha.

So without further ado, welcome to Max's playroom!

There are definitely aspects of this room that I had envisions for. There are so many cute ideas out there to choose from, so I borrowed lots of different ideas from Pinterest to bring it all together for a playroom that suited our taste. 

I posted this flag on Instagram some time ago. It was a very inexpensive DIY project using yarn, a small piece of doweling, felt and a dollarstore placement. 

When I was little I loved chalkboards. One of my closet childhood friends had a ceiling to floor chalkboard in her father's workshop. I was obsessed with this chalkboard, playing "school" for hours on end. So when I saw a picture of a framed chalkboard for a little one's playroom I fell in love with this idea. The scrabble letters were also a favourite of mine I saw some time ago. The popsicle art was from Etsy and the fox clock is from a very cool store in Stratford, Ont. If you google fox pendulum clock you can find out where to purchase it. The white shelf is two Ikea picture ledges placed closely together.

Max has so many fun toys, and there are a few toys in particular that I love to display; mostly his wooden toys. I had a floating white shelf purchased from Home Depot secured on one of the walls, low enough for him to have easy access too.

We have had one of those large Ikea shelves since we moved into our home five years ago. This is the perfect unit for a playroom. So much space and various cubbies to display toys. I am a tad OCD when it comes to organizing books. For one of my baby showers the theme was Build Baby's Library and we received so many beautiful books. I keep the paperbacks up high out of the reach of curious paws, the board books down low to destroy easily grab, and then the holiday books in a cubby entirely it's own, because you know how important the holidays are to me! Oh and then arranged by height :S.. I know it's a little too much but it looks so nice this way!

The tent has made a comeback after receiving some much needed TLC. I won't get into details about what happened to it, but if you read my blog regularly I am sure have had a good laugh about it's demise.  This is our space to cuddle and read books. Our dog loves to use this space as his comfy vantage point to have eyes on the whole room while we are playing. 

This picture also displays our fun striped wall. Yes, it took a long time to paint, and no, it was not fun. BUT, I love the way it turned out and it makes the room so bright!

Our creative space was also a fun area to decorate. I am really pleased with the Ikea table and chairs set we bought for Max this past Christmas. It is the perfect size for him right now. I went back and forth between decals for awhile. I also really like the saying "every child is an artist," but ultimately this decal won me over. I stained an inexpensive piece of wood and bough some inexpensive oversized clips from Micheals, where they charge you an arm and a leg. Unfortunately I used my 50% off coupon for a donut pan that same night and so I took one for the team and payed full price for the clips against my better judgement. Max still isn't big into the artwork yet... he is more about filling up the crayon container, only to empty it out again all over the floor, just to start all over again. The focus this child has is unreal.  

In the middle of the room we have a small Little Tykes climber (ladder and slide), a car mat and a train table. 

We have been having so much fun in the new space together, and it is also really nice to have our space back that had been cluttered with toys for the past year. This also means, more free wall space for mama to create :) :) Details to come.. 

Thanks for stopping by!

~ K

1 comment:

  1. Everything turned out so cute! E wants to come over and play soon :)!!