Wednesday, September 5, 2012

How I'm Going To Blow Boobear's Mind-The Playroom In Progress

I talked about the playroom and my decor plans before.  It's not quite there yet, but I'm working on it.  I got the table and chairs and then my credit card begged me for a break so I had to comply.  The good news is that after almost a year of sitting in boxes, I've finally released the toys to their final resting place.  

I tried to separate baby toys/books on the left and toddler toys/books on the right since I have a baby coming.  For now I'm using a rug we already had that I don't have any particular attachment to...i.e, the kids can tear it up as far as I'm concerned.  I'll get my navy rug later.  

I'm on the fence whether I still want to do wallpaper on that back wall or not.  I love how the white walls let the toys provide all the color.  And there are still the cornices I want to do.  I'll still do those eventually.  I did manage to get a light.

Nothing crazy, but I like the simple style.  I may put a bit of ribbon around it, but that is really low on my priority list right now.

Now for the blowing my kid's mind part.  I haven't shown her the room yet.  Her birthday is this weekend and I'm planning on this being part of her birthday present.  I'm picturing steam coming out of her ears as she tries to process how much stuff she now has to play with.  I'm sure she's forgotten about most of it.  I've also set up a few newer presents in the room for her to open.

I'm super excited to show her the room.  I've heard of parents taking a grouping of toys and putting them aside and then swapping them out so that it always feels like the toys are new to the kids.  I think this is going to be like that on a much larger scale.  I'll let you know, but I have a feeling that we're going to be spending a lot of time in here!


  1. Oh! So cute. What a great birthday surprise. She is going to love it.

  2. Oh how fun! Don't expect the room to stay that organized. You need a place to lie down, so when she plays you can nap with the baby. It looks fantastic.

  3. Ummm, yeah, she's going to love it! We've done that to G before and she was SO excited

  4. That is so awesome! What an incredible present!!!

  5. What a cute idea to surprise your daughter! You'll have to report back on her reaction. I like a simple playroom with simple colors (like yours) or else things start to get too crazy and cluttered with all of the toys, etc.

  6. Yes, that will totally blow her mind. Make sure to get someone standing in the room with a camera to catch her expression.

    It looks like a lovely space! She's gonna love it.