When we moved into our house, the room off of the back deck was being used as a dining room — it seemed really weird to have to carry your dinner plate into a completely different part of the house so we decided to make this room a playroom instead! I did a lot of Pinteresting in search of the “perfect” playroom but in the end everything just kind of got thrown together and it’s cozy and fun which is all that matters!
Also, right before I was going to take these photos Thomas poured my entire coffee on the rug. It was my last K- cup too. We’re killing it today.
Our Playroom Essentials:
1. Chalkboard Paint
I painted the back wall with Chalkboard paint –right now Thomas prefers eating chalk to coloring but ONE DAY soon hopefully he will enjoy the wall.
2. Play Kitchen
We ordered Thomas a Play Kitchen for Christmas and honestly I think I am more excited about it than he is. I spent HOURS searching kitchens. It was intense. We ended up going with the Teamson Kids Bermingham Play Kitchen in Gray which we ordered from Amazon and I customized the backsplash to make it look more realistic. The backsplash sticker is also from Amazon and was SO EASY to use. I was tempted to order more and do MY kitchen.
I really like the wooden play food. We found cute sets from Melissa and Doug on Amazon as well as this Wooden Food Set from Pottery Barn which was shockingly Cheap (It looks like it is still on sale!).
I had SUCH a hard time finding an affordable fridge. Not very many places sell a fridge separately and the ones I did find were $300+ (I see you Pottery Barn). My brother and I crafted this fridge and I must admit WE DID GOOD! We used this 2-Cube Organizer from Target, cut a thin piece of plywood (JK this would have been ideal — we only had the back of a large picture frame to work with LOL), ordered some hinges from Amazon, added this cute gold handle and voilà! Perfect toddler sized fridge!
Everyone makes fun of me for my cat pictures. I AM NOT A CRAZY CAT LADY, I promise! The framed cat photos are from Andy Warhol’s book “25 Cats named Sam” and my uncle had the prints sent to me for my birthday. We are definitely a dog family — but the prints are my favorite because they were obviously made for me. The Animal heads are from Target and the mirror is a random find from Home Goods.
4. Play Table and Chairs
The last time we visited my friend in Seattle, Thomas was OBSESSED with her table and chairs. He was climbing all over them and I knew he needed a set for himself. This set is from Amazon (Shocker. Seriously, I have a problem) and is great! It is sturdy enough that I can sit with him and also low enough that he can get on and off no problem.
I say it all the time but I don’t know how anyone survives without a playroom — I cannot imagine not having a place for all of this. Does anyone else feel like you spend your entire day walking in circles picking up the same
crap stuff? Now if I could only get him to KEEP the stuff in the playroom.