New Light and Furniture in the Playroom
Y’all, we’re SO close to calling this playroom finished! If you followed my Instagram Stories yesterday, you might have seen a few places still in the works in here. (Or you can catch it on my highlights reel on my IG feed profile.)
But first here’s the obligatory trip down memory lane…
After paint and the IKEA built-in project:
And now (which technically is still an “in progress” photo but it’s lookin’ quite a lot like an “after”):
Let me tell ya, those baskets with their easy-to-read labels for Olivia have been LIFE-GIVING! I legitimately walk into this room and breathe easier. All week long, Olivia has been putting away all of her toys and she’s actually excited she can read all of the little labels and knows where everything goes.
Who is this kid???
The other day, we added to the oh-so-beautiful orderly basket system with this light I picked up at IKEA for $60. I love how it ties in the woody tones of the baskets and bookcase top but it’s still youthful and fun.
Right around New Year’s I found this play table at Land of Nod marked down at 50% off too, and I jumped at the chance. They only had a dark brown table in stock, but it was nothing a little white spray paint couldn’t fix. So in the end, I saved $125 on it.
The best part is it has changeable legs so it can keep growing with Olivia. I got a paper roll holder to attach to it too so she can color to her heart’s content (which she does pretty much every single day).
I got the chairs on sale at Target at New Year’s too (holiday sales are my jam). They’re metal and super sturdy to last us a long time.
A few weeks ago, I found this old sugar mold in an antique store to fill up with markers and colored pencils.
And I finally hung up the DIY storybook art we made for the playroom in the old house.
So now, we have just a few picky things to deal with on the other walls in this playroom. This weekend, I’m hoping that orange brick will get a limewash. Any volunteers? Bueller? 😉
If you want to know about any of the sources we’ve used in this space so far, you can find them all here:
- Wall color: Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee
- Trim color: Benjamin Moore Simply White
- Door color: Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron
- Area rug
- Play table
- Play chairs
- Light fixture
- Bookcase built-ins
- Watercolor map (similar)
- Storybook art
- Wicker trunk (similar- ours has been discontinued)