The Playroom (A Pictorial, With Long Captions)

This room is off the living room downstairs. It was a bedroom when we bought the place, but we took off the door, added a baby gate (to keep Booker out), and made it the kids' playroom. They play basketball and soccer, fight with swords, build train tracks and lincoln log houses, and endless other activities. The big boys mostly just play on the computer, but they do have some good fun in here, and this is where Sam entertains "baby Silas," as he calls him.

We found this bookshelf in the garage, cleaned it up, and painted it our bedroom wall color. Like most American families, we have too many toys, and most of our books are still packed. (We have a book problem.)

Someday this corner of the room will have some creative application of chalkboard paint on the walls. Hopefully, I'll get it done before the kids have outgrown drawing on the walls. The rocking golf cart -- thrift store find.

This room is really fun and busy, and the best part is the kids know that it's theirs. The playroom is the only reason why our living room remains uncluttered -- we have a place to put all the toys. But this is also our guest room, so we have a backup plan for most of the kids' clutter when we have guests (and we'll put the door back on before you come stay).

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  1. Lucy Rosenblatt

     /  March 12, 2012

    This looks like such a fun room. It’s beautiful too. I’m sure the cousins could have fun if the visited. And I would sleep there for sure

  2. Yeah, what Lucy said 😉 … We’ll be there after April 15. Can’t wait to see it in person.

  3. Mamma

     /  March 16, 2012

    –All I can say is “WOW.” Well, I guess I can say a bit more. You really have that play room together, and I love all the colors of the furniture.
    –My grandchildren are so very lucky, and I am blessed.
    Love, Mamma


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