Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Playroom

Here is another space that I had to snap quickly.  The playroom.  Rob and I added shelves in here a few years ago in an attempt to keep it organized.  It looks orderly now...this minute...but don't blink!
We spend a lot of time in here.  As the children are getting older, we are thinking of making it into game room.  We had an old juke box growing up that my dad has in storage. I would love to add it and maybe a pinball machine or pac man and a table for chess or checkers...some good ol' timey games!
I have shown this side of the room with shelving added as you enter the playroom.  The door just past this is to my laundry room.
The bead board ceiling came from a hunting lodge in Blackstock, SC.  When the lodge was torn down, the previous owner of this house grabbed all that he could.  It is in the kitchen, as well.

Lots and lots of books and bins fill this space.  Their idea of 'clean-up' is to shove everything on the shelves.  I feel like I constantly have to reorganize!  Clearly, I need to get with it.
This was one of our Christmas art projects.  I had the bottle caps from summer.
I shared this one earlier in the season.  We used old and new blocks to make this and covered the canvas with linen.
 The tray is a vintage serving tray.  It has little legs that fold underneath. 
If this room becomes a game room, it will have to be an art gallery, too.  I can't part with all the children's art!
Funny how pictures make things so obvious.  A little more organization is needed here!  This cabinet houses the TV.
Isn't this funny?  My friend Jenn gave it to me a couple of years ago.
The creatures came from Books-a-Million. I love this book!
I love to see the children's art.  Mason painted the picture of Toby right after he came to live with us.  I love it.  I would love to make a wall of art for all the great projects.
This little candy cane garland came from TJMaxx.  It looks like the candy canes by Maileg, which I love!  I am sure many of you can make these.  Mine wouldn't look like a candy cane, but might be fun to try.
Sugarcane, large, 3 ass.
 
My son made the doll house in front of the closet for his sisters as a Christmas present.  He loves to build!  He will melt a girl's heart one day, but right now it is mine!
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26 comments :

sweet southern inspiration said...

oh my gosh so there I was reading your post and chugging right along admiring your darling playroom...and then the picture of your son making the dollhouse just made me stop and tear up! That could be the cutest thing I have ever seen. What an amazing boy you have there. I am a little sister to two brothers and love my big brothers like crazy, I am sure your girls do too.

Kelly said...

What a fun room! I wish I had a large room like that for my kids to hang out in with movies,games and they're projects. I adore the little Christmas trees you added (especially the cute white one sitting in the chair).

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute room. I have that same mouse in your first pic from Ikea. Love that ceiling.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love that playroom! it is such a pretty, yet colorful and playful room! it's perfect!

Small Town Girl said...

I loved seeing these pics! We have a much smaller play room that I am itching to do something different with and you inspire me!!! Thanks!

Jules said...

I love your playroom! It would make a nice family/game room one day too. I save bottle caps too and have been saving them for my own project. I like how you used yours for a Christmas decoration.

Designing Domesticity said...

BEautiful! I'm looking to update our playroom this winter as well - can only hope to make it as warm and cosy as yours. Thanks for sharing, liz

grace said...

Oh wow! Just clicked on your blog and love your play room - what a special place to be for the kids! Haven't checked yet but am guessing you are not British (our rooms are much smaller sadly) x

Dusty Coyote said...

I also was going along eating up all your beautiful pictures of this awesome playroom, and WHAMMO!! That picture of the dollhouse and your son making it is so precious and the bit about him melting a girl's heart someday...priceless.

{northern cottage} said...

this room couldn't be any atinkin cuter! it is just plain HAPPY!

Tyla said...

Beautiful room and even a more beautiful son. What a sweetheart!

Kasey said...

Wow, this is so cute! Great job. Love the block art. The shutters are really cute too. What a fun room to make some great memories!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

What an adorable room. I'm really loving the tree made with blocks.

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

This room just makes me happy. Love everything about it. Is the quilt handmade?

hong kong property said...

your playrooms looks really nice:)

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Your playroom is adorable! Love all the artwork, so personable! Your son is very talented too, love the dollhouse that he made!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Your trees and crafts are AWESOME and the play room is so big and decorated perfectly! So glad to be bloggy friends with you! I'm going to add this to fb/twitter about this!!!

janet said...

WOW...What a great room...

Lisa said...

Wow, it looks like such a fun & special space! It's so pretty, but still looks like a great time for playing!

Jennifer Dawn said...

What a beautiful, fun area for the kids!

Allyson said...

What a fun room! I love the Where the Wild Things creatures. The personal touches make the whole thing.

Thanks for sharing
Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Christie, your children have a wonderful space here. I'm impressed that your son built his sisters a doll house. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Katherines Corner said...

A wonderful place to make happy memories! Hugs

AshTreeCottage said...

What an adorable playroom! I want to play there too!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Heather @CommonplaceBeauty said...

love that bottle cap tree! so cute!!

anthony said...

your room are so beautiful decorated but your bottle cap tree so attractive in all things.

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