Their Own Space
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Let's start from the beginning so everyone knows the story! 2 years ago my husband and I purchased a home built in 1962. It was a "Hud" home and best way to explain it is that it was like a foreclosure. The house needed ALOT of work! With a small budget and 30 days to have it completed we transformed every room in this house!
Our son was born June 2016. After his first Christmas I was so overwhelmed with all of his toys! There needed to be a designated place in the house for all of these toys. *Side note* I am a very organized/ everything needs a place kind of person. So this mess scattered all throughout our home drove me nuts!
We have an unfinished basement. How perfect! My husband and I went to Home Depot, got our supplies, & now it's time to build Asher a playroom! It took us sometime, but right before Asher's 1st birthday we had a playroom. All of those birthday toys went to the playroom.
I had big hopes of this playroom. I wanted to do certain things and had a big vision. Well that vision was bigger than our bank account. I bought a few items to help with storage of the toys, but honestly everything was just thrown down there. It didn't bother me though because Asher loved his playroom and when we had guests over it's not like they saw the room.
Jan 2nd 2018 we started off the New Year with a pipe bursting in our home. It was an awful experience. The whole basement was under water, along with our living room, which is where the pipe that had burst was located. Asher's whole playroom was floating. Everything he had just received for Christmas was ruined.
We literally finished the playroom 6 months ago and now it was under water. It was heartbreaking watching them carry the carpet out, cutting the dry wall, and throwing out a majority of my son's toys. All the sleepless nights my husband and I spent down there making that room for our son. We decided it would be a much faster process if we just "cashed out" the rooms and did all the work ourselves. Which it was so much quicker! Best decision ever!
With this playroom I knew I had to approach it differently. Not only was the first playroom an unorganized, throw toys everywhere mess, but we are expecting a little girl in May. Some say I jumped the gun way too quickly on this, but hey, I am not redoing this playroom for years! Like i'm talking once the kids are teenagers and this playroom is no longer "cool". I'm over it. Haha. So here is the reno of the playroom yet again. This time I hired a Interior Decorator! We made a his & her playroom and I absolutely love it!
My interior decorator is so talented! I have so many wonderful things to say about her! She has wonderful taste and understands I am on somewhat of a budget! Together we went and purchased all the items and set the whole room up. She did 2 other rooms in my house as well that I absolutely love!
This is the best before picture I had. This is with all of the water and what Asher's first playroom looked like.
This is during the renovation. 2 ft of drywall and insulation had to be cut out because of the water.
I would of loved to of changed the color of the playroom! For some reason we had unopened paint left over from the first time around, so to cut costs it remains blue.
All of the items for the playroom were purchased at Target, HomeGoods, or Amazon. 3 of my favorite stores!! Asher loves his new playroom! I think his favorite part is the chalkboard wall! Which you can see daddy has enjoyed that wall himself.
Links to where I got the Teepee's & Kids Table:
3/10/2018 12:18:43 pm
So adorable! I love it!
3/12/2018 02:32:19 pm
I think my faorite part is the chalk board wall too! Althought the teepees are pretty great. Good choice of colors.
It turned out so cute! I love the ABC artwork. I was eyeing it st homesense the other day but decided to wait till our basement playroom Reno is in the decorating phase. Now I regret not getting it! Sad to hear about your flood. That’s scary. But something great came out of it. Thanks for the inspiration! 😃
3/13/2018 08:33:54 am
What an inviting place! They are so lucky!
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