Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Home Tour Tuesday---Playroom

Gosh, it's hard to believe it's been a week since my last post and has been even longer since our last installment of Home Tour Tuesday!

Life really does have a way of keeping us busy, doesn't it?

Last week was a tough one, with the stomach flu making the rounds through our entire family. One after one, like dominoes on a sidewalk, we each fell ill and spent days recovering. While I promise to spare you all the nitty gritty details, let's just say I can honestly never recall being so sick, and hope to goodness to never experience such misery again! Luckily, out of all of us that went down for the count, Sweet Bean had the most mild case of all! Thank Heaven for small miracles, right?!

Even though Spring is literally just around the corner, we've been busy Spring cleaning and sprucing up around here since the turn of the page on the new calendar year. Nearly forty boxes to Goodwill and countless hours of work later, there's still much to be done. But we've definitely put a dent in our to dos and are eagerly awaiting the day we get to sit back and just enjoy the fruits of our labor!

This week's HTT topic is: Let's Play!---Show us your playroom and/or craft room.

I wanted to share Sweet Bean's little nook, where she sneaks away to play and enjoy some space all of her very own.




After having nearly lost what little mind I have left, dealing with the massive amount of toys constantly littering our living room floor, I decided many months ago that Gillian Grace I needed somewhere to stash her stuff.




No amount of baskets or drawers in the living room would do, I wanted Sweet Bean to have a place to play with her toys, occasionally leave them scattered about, and where I could pull closed a door and almost completely forget about the mess inside. I also wanted a space where GG could play, while still being within earshot and never far from my sight.



After discovering that GG loved the small space just under our front stairs, it clicked---this space would be a perfect play space! It's pint-sized, just like Sweet Bean, while still being large enough to accommodate shelves, cubbies, and most importantly, all her toys!




I'm not sure who loves the chalkboard painted door better, GG or me! This was definitely one of my brighter ideas, this door has provided hours of entertainment for the whole family!

Did you like my play space?


I sure hope so!

And while I wanted desperately to also have our gameroom makeover complete in time to share with you this week, sadly, it just didn't happen. With the new paint color (Cincinnati Hotel Briggs Beige) barely dry, it'll still be a while before I'm done putting the finishing touches on our room.


However, I'm looking forward to taking a stroll through your rooms today, gaining a bit of inspiration along the way.

Have a great one, y'all!



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33 comments:

Cool Gal said...

I love Bean's little playroom (perfect), and I'm all about the toys being out-of-sight.

I used to have a playroom when my son was little. It was nice to be able to close the door when he was done playing.

Glad to hear you're feeling better. There's nothing worse than the flu. Yuck.

Aly @ Analyze This said...

That room is PREFECT for GG!!! Just her size! And I love that you can just shut the door and no one will ever know! :)

Jennifer said...

Hey Shannon...glad to hear taht you all are feeling better. The stomach bug is never fun!! I am so loving this little nook that GG has under the stairs. It is perfect for her. She probably thinks it is like a little playhouse for pint sized people!! Have you ever seen the movie Coraline (really not for little ones)?? Well, there is a secret door in the movie and Christopher is all over it!! He keeps searching our house for a 'secret door'...I might have to send him over to you...LOL! Sorry I did not link up today...I had no time to write last night. And you all have already seen my playroom and craft area :) Have a good day and it is nice to see you back :)

KatiePerk said...

What a great use of space! So cute!

Daphne (Flip Flops and Pearls) said...

Hey S! Glad to hear all is on the mend girlfriend!

Ok, I am cracking up cause I could so fit in that spot!! HAHAHAHA It's god to be short at times.
That space is too flippin cute. LOVE IT!

Hope your day is fab friend-
XO D

Coastalpines said...

OMG...I love her secret hideaway!! What little one wouldn't want that....and in a while you can teach her secret knocks lol!

I Do Declare said...

That is the most clever space - I LOVE it! I want one for myself!!!!

I Do Declare said...

That is the most clever space - I LOVE it! I want one for myself!!!!

Lindsay said...

THE PERFECT PLAYROOM :) Lucky girl!

SassySillySpunkyMomma said...

What a great idea for a play space! I LOVE the chalkboard paint and plan to use it in Drake's big boy room!

Can't wait to see your game room!

Annie said...

what a perfect little place for her and all her toys!! i love it!

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

What a perfect little place for her and as she grows up and starts needing "her space" as Lallie says, that will be the perfect place for her to calm down when she's having a moment......very, very cool, I want one!!

Mateya said...

It's like that little space was made for her! Perfect!

Sweet Carolina Girl said...

Cute little playroom! Its the perfect size for her! I LOVE her dress with gumballs! So precious!

The White House said...

Awesome little space! So wish we had one for K! Toys are EVERYWHERE! Love the chalkboard idea too! Super cute! Happy Tuesday!!

Kaysie said...

What a great idea! I squealed when I saw the door painted with chalkboard paint. I am a big fant of chalkboard paint. And as usual, love Sweet Bean's smocked dress! :)

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Kristy said...

I love the little nook! I think all kids love little places like that to make them feel it's all their own. And it's definitely wonderful to have them close by instead of way off in their bedrooms doing only Lord knows what :)

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

sooo glad you are back among the living! ugh! soooo sorry! glad she got the mild case too! small favors i guess

as for the under the stairs thingy...my SIL did this and i want to do it too....but where on earth would i put all my stuff under the stairs? haha...it's loaded w/stuff and no extra storage for that stuff! i'm prob a hoarder...can you come over and help me purge...(no pun intended) hee hee

Suze said...

seriously, Gillian Grace you have the bomb.com playroom! I cant get over how cute it is, i wish i had one like this! soooo precious! love it! :)

Traci said...

What an amazing playroom & great use of space!!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I really wish we had something like that! Great way to make use of that space!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Oh, and I hope you're all feeling better! It hit our house last week, too!

Jumping Jack said...

I love Bean's play space! Space under stairs make the perfect little playrooms!

Love the chalkboard door!

Candice said...

Super cute little playroom. What a creative use of that space!

Mrs. Southern said...

I love how creative you are by putting her playroom in the cute little space! We have a bonus room that is covered in toys and I should have posted pictures of it but maybe next time!

Jamie Rubeis said...

That playroom nook is AWESOME! I would totally dig that if I was kid. How fun!

Jen said...

Hi! We have outgrown a play room. Unless you count the space on the floor in front of the TV with the Wii....sadly!
I love GG's space...I would've loved that little room to play in as a child. I love that it has a rug and seems so cozy!

Karen At Home said...

GG's playroom is so adorable!! It reminds me of Harry Potter's little closet, that is just precious. J also has that cube organizer with the same color canvas cubes. Our girls have great taste! I hope you are doing well, missed your blogging. I hear ya how life is crazy lately, I don't know what happened, but it's just been on fast forward for us lately too!!! Hope all is well, miss you!

Karen

Amber said...

What a great idea! Btw, I just found your blog - love it!

Liz said...

I love that playroom idea... it's perfect. It really is like her own little hideaway.. Love it!

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

What a neat idea and I know many happy hours are spent in there and many happy memories are made. Enjoyed the tour!

Ugh, the stomach bug is the worst!!! Be gone!

Blessings!

Ruth said...

So cute! and what a great way to use that space. I would have loved something like that as a kid.

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh, what a cute play space!! I sooo wish Dylan had an area like that. I can imagine she LOVES it. It's like her own little playhouse!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your little girl is precious. :)

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