I’ve had this project on my to do list forever, and I’m finally getting around to giving our playroom a makeover! My goal is to transform this space into more of a “tween” hangout now that my boys are getting older. I want it to be somewhere fun for them to hang out with their friends.
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First, here’s a look at the room “before.” These pics are super embarrassing but they are 100% representative of reality the majority of the time so I am going to share them anyway. (Remember, this is a “no judging” zone!)
Here are some tidy pics. Jonah is a baby in these if that tells you anything about the last time the room was tidy. Haha!:
It’s a nice size room, it just doesn’t function well for us and it’s a mish mosh of stuff with no real design, plus the boys are outgrowing the “playroom” aspect of it and really want a fun hangout spot. It also has always doubled as a secondary guest room, but we don’t really need it for that.
Here’s my general idea for the space. I’m hoping to make it a room that they really enjoy hanging out in, as opposed to the messy chaotic space it has been for the past few years. They play in there, but there’s really no rhyme or reason to anything and it just doesn’t function as well as it could, especially now that they are getting older and their needs are changing. I put together a mood board with the general aesthetic I’m going for, although I’m not sure that those exact products will end up making it into the space. But you get the idea.
The room needs to have a TV and sofa (we’re getting rid of the futon that’s currently in there, and we already got rid of a full size bed which we moved into Jonah’s room), an art/LEGO area with a table and chairs, and I would love to add a little reading nook too.
While I’m still getting my ducks in a row as far as sourcing and ordering products for the room, I did go ahead and prep the space by painting the walls a crisp white. I was not sad to see that builder beige go, not to mention the fact that there were a bazillion nicks and holes to patch over and crayon scribbles to cover up.
I used Behr paint in the color White 52. My new Gorilla 18 ft. multi-position ladder came in handy for this project.
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Jake had been sleeping in this room for months since technically he and Aiden share, and they can’t get along. Now that I moved him out of here to paint, he’s actually returned to his own room and so far they’ve been getting along well enough. Fingers crossed that will continue!
Now that I’ve painted the walls, the next step is to build a little mini platform daybed for the reading nook corner, order a sofa, rug, wallpaper, and decide on lighting. The entire room makeover will be available on my YouTube channel when it’s done.
If you have any fun suggestions for this space I am all hears! Leave a comment and let me know what you would do.
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