Happpppppy Monday!! How are you lovely people? I hope your weekend was fabulous and full of wonderful Easter festivities. If you follow me over on Instagram you know my weekend was a bit crazy to say the least, but it’s a new week and I’m ready for a fresh start. And it’s a super exciting day here on the blog because I finally get to show you all a portion of our home that I’ve never really shared–the kids’ playroom. Eek! Cue the happy dance! I’ve been dreaming about doing a modern farmhouse playroom makeover for my kiddos for a loooooong time now, so when I recently got the opportunity to team up with Birch Lane for this exact project, I was pretty darn ecstatic. Not only does Birch Lane have high quality, long lasting products, but I feel like everything is well priced and perfectly suited to my ever growing obsession with the whole farmhouse style vibe. Everything came together beautifully and I’m just over the moon excited to show you how this space turned out. My kiddos absolutely LOVE it. Now, in order to really do this space justice, I have no choice but to show you the sad state of things before we started on this makeover a few weeks ago. Don’t judge me, people.
Yes, this is our pathetic excuse for a playroom. Kinda frumpy, right? I was so ready to make a change and invest some time and energy into making this area a special place for the kids. The first thing I did for our makeover was DECLUTTER. So many of these toys and random pieces needed to go. I only wanted to keep the things my kids love and pitch the rest. Then my goal was to bring in lots of organization and somehow create separate play spaces within this room. I think we were able to pull it off pretty well. Here’s how it looks NOW:
Crazy, right? I just can’t get over the difference in here. It feels so fresh and clean now. And there is so much more organization happening, which is awesome. I really love this big mounted wall basket, it’s perfect for storing all our books and it’s easy for the kids to access. And of course I couldn’t resist doing planked walls in here. You guys know I love me some planked walls. This playroom is actually in the corner of our basement, so adding the planked wall really helped to define this area as its own seperate space. I think that made a HUGE difference in the overall look and feel of this space.
I love, love, love this little white bookshelf (this is actually the Matilda bookshelf, you can find it here). It’s the perfect size of the kiddos. I have some of their craft supplies and paper stored in those woven baskets on the bottom there.
My favorite part in the entire playroom is hands down this adorable teepee. I mean, how cool is this you guys?! Owen and Allie went completely crazy with excitement when we first set it up. They absolutely love it. And to be honest, I’m a little jealous they get to play in this. I want an adult size version for my room!
One of the things I really wanted to add to this space was a designated craft/activity table. My kids love to color and draw, so having this little table in the middle of the play area is awesome. And they also love eating lunch and snacks here too. They’re always asking for a “picnic” in the playroom!
I’m sooooo happy with how this space turned out and the kids are in love with it too. This project was long overdue, but it feels so good to have it done. And I’ve actually noticed something really interesting since finishing this project. Now that the kids have a more organized and defined play area, they seem to do so much better at actually playing happily and they don’t get bored as quickly as they did before. If you have little ones at home you know what I’m talking about–keeping them entertained and happy isn’t always an easy task! But it’s like now that the clutter is cleared out, there’s more organization, and more defined play spaces, they actually spend more time in here and they’re more content. I guess the same is true for adults too–we’re more at peace when things are organized, decluttered, and tidy. It’s like magic!
There are three other awesome bloggers involved in this Birch Lane Kids Campaign. Next up is Clarissa of My Wife Styles–she’ll be sharing her post tomorrow. All righty my friends, that’s all for me. I’d love to hear what you think of this little modern farmhouse playroom makeover. And of course let me know if you have any questions, I always love chatting with you guys!
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