October 2, 2013

Playroom in Progress

A few weeks ago our house was invaded by toys.  Big toys, little teeny tiny toys.  So much that I decided the only thing these kids were getting for Christmas were clothes and books.  But then I remembered we had a basement.  A somewhat big, unfinished in all its glory, basement.  Where toys could go and die for all I cared (that's a lie, I care, and I clean them too).  The problem was, our unfinished basement had become our Monica closet.  You know, from Friends, how Monica was OCD about cleaning, but really she just shoved it all into her closet? Well, that was what our basement had become.  And it's not like we didn't go down there every single day either, our laundry room is in the basement.  But it just accumulated over time (no not really, it didn't take long at all).

We begun the process of finishing the basement a few years ago, and just got sidetracked with other things (like baby number 2).  So there is a room framed up down there.  Just sitting full of crap that we could sell.  So I finally bit the bullet and sold stuff, and cleaned down there.  Boy did I clean.  We decided a long time ago that "my" area would be over by the laundry, because that is where I spend a lot of time anyways.

The already framed up room would be either a guest room or a kids playroom.  Since we don't typically have a lot of out of town guests we opted to remove the closet we had framed up and expand the room to a play room.  But then we ran out of money again (typical right?).  So I improvised played on Pinterest for ideas.
what playroom currently looks like

what the playroom currently looks like
It's a work in progress and it's slowly coming together, but it's in the basement and I don't have to look at it if I want too (I just advert my eyes when walking to the laundry).  I've got a Pinterest playroom board if you want to follow along here.  I'll try to keep you updated as we make progress but for now, here's some of my inspiration:

Playroom mood board

I CAN'T wait to finish the playroom and the whole basement all together.  For now, I will slowly thrift and search for cheaper versions of the above while my kids out grow those super large floor toys (that I can. not. stand.). I enjoy the process of creating a room and can sometimes be impatient, however, the kids don't mind, so I will take a page out of their book and let it go.  For now....

xo Stacie


  1. Hobby Lobby has some of the fabric bean bags exactly as pictured!!!


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