The main hub of our home is the bonus room/playroom. Let's face it, it's mostly a playroom
as all of the kids toys are in there and it's where we spend the bulk of our time.
But, it is also where the hubby and I end each day watching
TV and relaxing.
Back in December I organized all of the toys with my massive shelving unit (you
can read all about that process here) which has made a huge
improvement by keeping all of the toys organized.
But, the room just isn't flowing for me.
Here is where the room doesn't make sense. We have this
very formal painting hanging above one of the couches. I love this painting
but it doesn't really scream "playroom" does it?
What I would LOVE is a way to display the kid's artwork.
I have found the perfect solution at Ikea but sadly, the closest
store to me is in Atlanta which is a four hour drive. I am thinking about DIYing my
own solution. We'll see...
I found this subway art wall decal at Hobby Lobby (50% off). I just love
the "Family Rules" as I feel like I repeat everything
that it says no less than 508 times a day...("play nice", "share your toys", "love one another").
I have a plan in my head to make the decal not look like a decal so
I'll let you know how that turns out!
Here's the little trio watching cartoons. To the right you can
see the computer area. It's still gated off...too much costly
equipment for them to destroy!
There is not really anything wrong with these posters. But, I can
totally visualize a gallery wall full of family photos there.
My goal is to make this the "family room", not just
the bonus room or playroom.
We also need to rehang the curtains. When the kids were much smaller they loved
to pull and tug on the curtains and eventually they pulled the
hardware out from the wall. They've been "dangling" there for months!
The room is working just fine, but I really want it to be fun, playful and colorful.
Yesterday my mom and I went to Joann's and I found these really
fun and colorful fabrics. Plus they are indoor/outdoor fabrics which would
be ideal and kid-proof.
My mom has a sewing machine but she's fairly new at sewing. In fact, I don't think
she has EVER made a pillow. But, we are going to
wing it and attempt to recover my existing pillows with
the new fun fabrics!
Wish us luck!
So, here's the to-do list for this room:
Make new pillow covers with bright, fun fabric
DIY children artwork display?
Hang Gallery Wall of photos
"frame" subway art
What do you think? Any suggestions for the room?
I'll keep you updated on the progress!