After talking about this playroom for months, I am finally ready to show the reveal. This room is on the first floor of our house and it used to be our master bedroom. I have shown a few projects along the way, but here it is all together.
The sofa used to be in the guest room/ office but we decided to put a double bed there and moved the sofa into the playroom. Since it is a sleeper sofa, we can use this room as an extra guest room when needed.
Paul built the play table. It is the perfect size for Riley and the best part is that it's on casters so we can slide it out of the way when we need to open the sofa or if Riley needs more floor space for playing.
I am still trying to decide if I want to stain it or just leave it natural and put a coat of polyurethane on it.
The shelf above used to be a bookcase in my uncle's garage. I sawed off the legs and hung it on the wall where Riley can reach it.
One of my favorite parts of the room is the Roman shades. They instantly brighten the room and I love the trim at the bottom.
I made a giant bulletin board to hang over the couch and used animal flash cards to make a collage. Eventually this is where I will hang Riley's artwork.
Riley loves to stand on the couch and point out all of the different animals and letters.
My favorite flash card :)
The side table is an old school desk that I brought back from my Mom's house.
Another favorite part is the hallway leading into the room. Unfortunately, it is a little long and narrow so it is difficult to get decent photos.
I painted the wall with a coat of magnetic primer.
It left a bumpy texture (I think it is from the fragments that attract the magnets) so I lightly sanded it before I painted with 2 coats of gray chalkboard paint. Sanding made a HUGE mess. Seriously, black dust covered everything in sight and I had to clean everything several times to get rid of it. But, I do have a relatively smooth wall which is much better for the chalk.
I hung a little wall caddy at Riley's level to hold the chalk and eraser.
I also bought paper doll stickers and hung a frame around them to serve as artwork for this wall.
More about the dolls tomorrow.
Everything has been a big hit with Riley so far. She usually runs straight for the playroom when we walk in our front door.
If I'm being honest, I have to admit that this is what the room usually looks like:
But, I guess a messy playroom is the sign of a good playroom, right?