March 23, 2014

{pretty, happy, funny, real } The playroom makeover

Inspired by watching way too many shows on HGTV, I have finally decided to go to so called playroom and organize it a little.

When we bought the house thirteen years ago, the basement was unfinished. At that point we thought that finishing it would be silly. Who wants to spend time in basement???

We had only Kiki at that time. When Zuzia was born, eight and a half years ago, we changed our minds. We have divided the space in half. One for storage room, one for a playroom.

It was a good call. Plenty of space to run or kick a ball or ride a bike. Also great for birthday parties and messing up. In time we put there a ping pong table. We had fun playing, I and Andrzej. I never had a chance to win though...

Then Kubus came. All of a sudden the place got crowded. We put the table up, move in baby toys, added extra craft things, and slowly, slowly the room was changing into another storage room; two years ago I added a sewing machine and let's just say that the piles grew on.

The last couple of months I put my mind into cleaning it up; but only mind, not hands.
Last Friday I got a surge of energy and finally came through.
It took me whole Saturday to clean it, but the kids love it. I like it so much better too.

I could have done better job and invest in better looking furniture. But I did not want to spend money.
I worked with the furniture that I already had. My only investment was time, and few dollars on storage boxes and paints.

One day when children outgrow their baby/preschooler/elementary age, we will adjust to their needs. It should be perfect for them and their friends to hang out.
But that is in the future.
For now it is a playroom for little ones.

This makeover is a subject of {phfr} as I join Like Mother Like Daughter in capturing the context of contentment in every day life.

{funny, real}

I am going to start from the end. The real mess is easy to see and as for funny, well, funny that somebody can call that place a playroom at that point!!!
 {pretty, happy}


 I have removed the ping pong table, painted few flowers on the, somewhat scratched, walls.
The toys have their corner. There is a place for reading under the leaf and sewing table looks much cleaner too.
I still have to paint some creatures on the empty wall; three, each according to my kids liking.

The last thing I want add is a bean bag for comfy reading and relaxing.

Other than that, my kids have to keep it clean and organize, but if it is going to last, that's another story, and I am not going to worry about it now!

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