Thursday, May 19, 2011

Before and After: Henry and Holly's New Playroom

When we moved into this house, there was this odd, tiny room off of the dining room. Because of its size, I couldn't envision anything more than a desk fitting into that space. We recognized that part of the "odd smell" coming from the house was from the old carpet in there, that was covered in dead bugs and animal urine of some sort; so one of the first things we did to the house was rip up this carpet and replace it with some engineered hardwood that I found at a killer deal: 99 cents a square foot! After a fresh coat of paint, it became very apparent that this was one of the cheeriest rooms in the house, and I also needed a place downstairs for the kids to play. It soon became the most perfect, tiny playroom!
Here are the "before" pictures of the space:

 And the afters! Don't mind Holly, she likes to get in any picture she can:

The final picture is the view from the kids window; I think it's kind of fabulous! It is nice to have a place for the kids to play and be close by, and the expedit from IKEA does wonders for keeping both a six year old boy's and a two year old girl's toys organized and contained. It was the first room done, and I would have to say it's my favorite...


  1. I absolutely love the aqua and red combo, we chose the same scheme for our son's nursery. That little rocking chair is just about the coolest!

  2. One of my favorite combos too! The little rocking chair was a $2 garage sale find, I was originally going to paint it but I kind of like how the paint is wearing off...

  3. Wow! have have you done?>> they are fabulous.. wow, i like your blog, i love staying at the play room of my kids and spending time with them..

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  4. Thank you so much! i love being in this room with my kids too, it is such a happy cozy place...