It is as done as it is going to get right now. A boys’ playroom. MY boys’ playroom. Plural. I’m going to have boy #2, and they needed a designated space in the house to “destroy” in order to save the other put together portions of our home. And 2 years of the room being my not-so-favorite room in the house, and apologizing for it every time people came over. I can now proudly say, “oh yes, that’s the boys’ playroom.” Like I said in the ideas post, I needed the room to be functional.
I wanted it to be boy-ish, but still cute-ish. I am one of four girls, so boy decor hasn’t been my strong suit, but this was fun! Enjoy this after series! Just a reminder of what it looked like to start (yuck!) – chipping red paint cement slanted floors, drop ceilings, brick walls, and lots of bugs.
Like I said in the ideas post, I wanted to get these awesome pics of my dad’s cars and trucks, and father-in-law’s motorcycle, and my grandfathers’ truck done in watercolors. They turned out better than awesome! I reached out to a business on Etsy who could do it called DigitalRomashka
Here they are:
Ummm… how cute did those turn out? They are cute and super boy! I ended up grabbing these RUSTIC frames from Hobby Lobby on these prints:
I also purchased an oil drip pan from a local auto parts store for $10. Y’all this is the perfect magnetic board! And it was only $10 – and totally goes with this “theme” I’ve got going…
For the bookshelves, we used flat bar from Home DePot to hold the books in place. We put the bookshelves where a door used to be, so it ended up being the perfect spot – a perfect use of the space.
So Stockton LOVED the dogs’ beds. So it dawned on me that that would be an affordable and great option for a floor pillow since childrens’ floor pillows and mats are pricey. They have ADORABLE options at TJ Maxx and Homegoods! The one we are using isn’t the cutest, but it is by far his favorite. We also decided to utilize from linen curtains from TJ Maxx. In order to stay cost-conscience, we actually used chain link fence posts as the curtain rod (Justin’s super brilliant idea) and it turned out GRRRRREAT, if I do say so myself.
I had painted the floor an olive green/gray. The floor was still too cold, so I wanted to find a rug that would tie ALL the colors together. The car pics, the floor, the ceiling, the cute kid table and chairs. I found this rag rug on Amazon, and it was perfect. Not the CUTEST in the world, but works PERFECT for this space, and BONUS: it hides the dog hair…and anything ELSE the boys drop on. I LOVED the yellow gingham one, but they didn’t have a good size for what I needed and even the sale price was way more than I wanted to spend on a rug for a room that would surely be abused. Please ignore the blue tape on the door, and all the stuff outside. We are getting there, I promise! #nojudgementsplease
To store his coloring stuff (at eye level too – to be determined if that was a good idea) – I got these awesome little metal and wood holders from Hobby Lobby. Stockton loves them and so do I. By the way, I HATE the “toy box” – what I liked about it was the slanted bins so your kids can actually see their toys.
How does your playroom look? How did you make them cute and still keep it cohesive with your home?