Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dining room turned playroom

We used to have a dining room.  When we built our house, the room was going to be a den so we put bookshelves in.  Hubby realized that he wouldn't be able to keep it clean so it became a dining room.  In the space that was the designated dining room, we put a pool table.  The dining room table was in the dining room for a few years.  We ate at it a few times when company came over but it was mostly used for crafts and sewing.  My inlaws moved and needed a temporary home for their baby grand piano so the table came down and the piano moved in.  My crafting moved to the pool table with a dining top on it.  They moved again a few years later and the piano left and the table came back.  It was there for a few years and got used a few times but not regularly.  The table was my sewing and crafting table more than it was an eating table.  Where do we eat you ask?  Well, in front of the TV as all good American families do.  We also have an eat in bar at the kitchen so we can eat there as well.  So, since the den dining room wasn't used and I was tired of tripping over Ally's growing mountain of toys we decided to make it into a play room.  The table again came down.  My books got doubled up on the top 3 book shelves.  We added fabric bins from Target to the bottom shelves for all her random crap.  We added in a foam floor from  Artwork went up.  My old table and chairs from my parents went under the low window.  A play kitchen was bought.  I have a few more things I need to add to the room but I think it's a pretty cool play room.  It's open to the rest of the house, we can see in from the kitchen and living room.  I can watch her from the pool craft table.  It works for us.  :)

 This is the view from the entry to the den playroom.  You can see the foam tiles we got.  
I LOVE them.  They're soft underfoot and comfy to sit on.  I think we should get a few more.
 My table and chairs that my dad built for ME fits perfectly under the window!
 Bins to store all the toys and stuff that has accumulated.  I'd like to get a few more.  I really like
 the sand buckets and will probably pick up more at Michaels when they have them again.
 Ally's kitchen and a canvas we picked up at Ross.
 The "playroom rules" board I made.  To the right of the window will hang 
Ally's growth chart that my dad made for me and her hand tracings framed.
More artwork from Ross.  And yes, that IS a chandelier.  LOL


Brittany said...

It came out great! Such a cute room!

Holly Young said...

how cute is this????? Love those tiles!