A playroom space doesn’t have to mean overflowing toy bins and primary colours! See how I plan to create a rustic, industrial playroom space for our son that is not only fun and functional, but can easily transition with him as he grows.
Hello friends! And welcome to our first renovation project of 2017!
We haven’t done much in terms of renovation since finishing up our dining space last December, so I’d say, it’s about dang time!
Though I’m always excited to embark on a new reno adventure, this one in particular is going to be a ton of fun! Not only will we finally be tackling all of the toy clutter that seems to make it’s way into every nook and cranny in our home, but we’ll be working in all sorts of fun decor and DIY’s to create a rustic, industrial playroom space for our son that will easily transition with him as he grows (because we all know how quickly that seems to happen!).
Since moving into this house more than two years ago now, we’ve struggled to find a place where our little man can not only store his toys, but really spread out and play with them. We started with a playroom space in our front living room – it was wonderful to have a space where I could easily keep my eye on him while he played, but walking into all those toys every time we entered the house drove me absolutely mad.
So, as soon as he was old enough to spend any significant amount of time out of my reach, I moved every bit of it into an empty bedroom upstairs. Though it was certainly the most plain and boring play space in the history of the world, at least it was his own and we were thrilled to have our living room space back.
Thing is, he’s not too fond of spending much time up there on his own. And honestly, I don’t blame him – though it’s filled to the brim with toys to play with, it really is a pretty plain and uninspiring space. Which of course means all of those toys that we spent all that time moving to their own space, have ended up scattered all over the house again as C totes them to spaces he’d rather spend his time in.
Here’s the thing – if I’m going to expect this little man to stay holed up with his toys in just one little room in our home, I should at least make it a pretty great one, don’t you think?
So, in order to take back the rest of our home from all that toy clutter, I’m going to create a super cool space that he’ll be so darn excited about, he’ll never want to leave!
And, not only am I going to make it a fun and functional space for him to hang out with his toys at five years old, but it’s really important to me to create a space that can easily transition with him as he grows.
I can’t wait to show you what I have in mind for the space:
First, we’ll be ripping down that beadboard panelling and painting over those butter yellow walls with my fave greige paint…
It’s important to have a cozy spot to curl up and I think this custom loveseat from The Brick’s Designed2B collection (you can read more about designing a custom sofa here) is the perfect mix of comfort and sophisticated style…
And Carson helped me choose this fun, rustic table to sit beside it…
Carson is quickly growing out of his sweet little craft table and I just know he’d feel like such a big boy sitting at his very own desk. So, we plan to make the most of that little nook beside the closet, building our own industrial style desk – we’ll be using this industrial pipe shelf tutorial from Twelve on Main to design it…
And I think this rustic dining chair we found at The Brick will be the perfect spot to sit while he’s hard at “work” there…
Once we get all of this furniture in place, obviously we’ll be sure to work in a ton of fun accessories and decorations to really make this a special space for our little man to hang out!
Now, just in case you’re curious, here’s a quick peek at how things look today:
I cannot wait to see this playroom space come together my friends!
Find the full reveal of this fun industrial style playroom here…
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!