For the past several months--oh, who am I kidding--for the past year I have been working on transforming our finished basement into a playroom, only I never could seem to finish it. Then, as I came this close to the big reveal, the basement flooded. Then it flooded again and again. So, while I wait for the basement to be repaired (current estimate: November), I've decamped the playroom to main floor, where my study/craft/guest room used to be. And you know what? I think we all prefer it!
Although it's a quarter the size of the basement playroom, the furniture fit--and it gets lovely afternoon light.
Since it's a temporary arrangement, though, I didn't want to spend any money or even put new nails in the walls. These playful prints fit perfectly where a series of old photographs used to hang.
The shelves are from Ikea and are the best toy storage ever--so easy for little hands to reach and for practising cleaning up.
There's a place for everything, and everything in it's place (most of the time).
The new arrangement has even given some old toys a new lease on life.
At first I really wanted to put a rug in here, but, again, not wanting to spend money, I found that a colourful quilt works just as well.
And the bare floors are much more sensible for those explorations with paint and Playdough, don't you think?
Even Archer is getting in on the playroom action.
Since this photo was taken that adorable elephant has had a tragic accident with a glitter pen. Does anyone know how to remove glitter glue from plush? Clearly somethings need to be off-limits even in the playroom.