Our boys are getting bigger and a grown up playroom is desired by all. Today I’m sharing our plans for the playroom.
I don’t often share photos of the playroom because, well, quite frankly, it’s usually a mess.
The boys play in here with legos, games with friends, and video games.
Below you can see how it looked in the Scituate Arts Association Christmas Home Tour. It took me days to sort all those legos by color (phew).
Here’s the room right now (as I type this post)
WARNING very messy / real life photos to follow:
Nerf, books, Duck Tape all strewn all over the floor. Honesty, it was hard for me to take photos without stepping on stuff.
Conor’s face timing a friend while playing video games.
Our Plans for the Playroom
As you can see this is a fantastic room with LOTS of potential. The problem is they take after me, and they like to collect things – books, toys, vintage items. So what’s happened is things have found a home in their playroom when they got moved from another part of the house. So we need to go through all the STUFF in here and really decide what is staying and what is going. The Ikea shelves are going and we plan on donating books they no longer read to the library. I’ll be selling the rug, the coffee table, and the loveseat to make room for some new things we’ve picked out. So this week I’ll be clearing things out and tidying.
They are wonderful artists so I really want their art featured in the space.
Next step, is a fresh coat of paint. The current wall color is Navajo White by Benjamin Moore. It’s a nice color but I think I want to go with a cooler white.
Or Shiplap by Magnolia Home. Our bedroom is painted in Shiplap.
The boys currently are voting for Shiplap. Which color do you like better?
I will also paint the built in bookshelves a bright white in satin finish.
New Window Treatments & Lighting
In addition to painting the walls, we need to replace the window treatments (two have holes in them from Conor and his nerf bullets) and the pendant light. I’m still deciding on these elements.
New Grown Up Furniture
Last month we went to Raymour & Flanigan with the boys to look at possible furniture options for their space. Conor wanted massage chairs and recliners which didn’t really fit the scale or feel of their room but would be cool if we had a large finished basement. We ordered these awesome denim pillows:
We fell in LOVE with the Berkley leather sofa:
Conor fell in LOVE with these swivel chairs.
The chair actually swivels and turns and he thought it would be the ultimate gaming chair. Despite my love for blue we decided to go with a muted gray for their room which Raymour & Flanigan is custom upholstering for us. We have two chairs coming, one for John and one for Conor. I can’t wait for all the furniture to arrive. Eeek! Before it does I need to tidy and paint!
What do you think of our playroom plans?