I hope you all had a very happy Easter! We had a great time at the cottage and with Matt's family, and are now back to regular life.
The house is a mixed bag right now -- some rooms needing mega work (as in, drywall -- we aren't even close to the decorating stage) and others starting to come together. Hopefully move-in date is near, and we are tentatively planning on moving in the rest of our furniture on Friday. Fingers crossed we stay on schedule!
Anyway, the playroom is one of the most together rooms, so I thought I'd share with you where we're at. Still a long way from a grand reveal, but I thought it might be fun to show you how it is evolving.
Here's how it is looking now:
Let's step back for a sec, and I'll show you how it looked a few days ago.
We had installed the light and set up a big white Ikea Expedit shelving unit.
We also assembled the play table and chairs I showed you here.
Meanwhile, the toys sat in boxes upstairs in the dining room, along with all kinds of other stuff.
A few organizers (the turquoise ones are from Ikea, the animal ones are from Three Sprouts Organic) and a lot of unpacking later and it started to feel more like a play space.
We love how much we can store in this one shelving unit.
Then this is how the other side of the room was looking. Artwork and a big rug are obviously going to make a huge difference. The little white bench with baskets is a hand-me-down from my sister, originally from Pottery Barn Kids I think (still very sturdy, though showing some wear and tear).
This huge soft-yet-sturdy basket is great for preventing the stuffed animals from totally taking over.
Next we moved in Ben's super awesome play kitchen, a present from his godmother, Aunt Alicia. We've slowly stocked up on Melissa & Doug wooden play foods and have a pretty nice little set-up now. He loves it to grocery shop (the cart is from Pottery Barn Kids) and cook for us. So cute.
And a few more shots just for fun. I was a little camera-happy.
And giddy to be unpacking something.
We have plans for some display bookshelves on the walls, so some of the books will move off of the shelves here. Then again, we still have more books to move in!
Hopefully soon I'll share this view with you again with some adorable artwork on that big blank wall.
Okay, well officially I've shared way way way too many photos.
Here's our updated to do list:
Finish the drywall (i.e. drywall over weird exposed beam).
6. Paint the trim, baseboards.
7. Add a window treatment (possibly a fun DIY no-sew faux roman shade).
10. Gather/make/buy artwork (see above for way too much detail about this)
11. Hang artwork
Unpack and organize the toys
13. Paint the weird little closets/under-the-stairs-nooks/crawlspace to look like little houses.
14. Add a rug for softness (after all, this is where little ones play)
17. Child-proof the outlets in the room
18. Replace the broken light switch cover
Thanks for visiting!!