Yesterday’s post was more about how we use the space, but today I wanted to share some more photos of the playroom. It isn’t quite done, but nearly so.
I have some clips for hanging the kids’ art that I want to put up, and some other prints and paintings to hang. I sewed those curtains way back when, and now that they’re up, I can take down the old blinds that are still there. The windows themselves though are the worst in the house. I’d like them to be painted white, but I suspect they’ll need repair or replacement, so I’m holding off until I assess my options.
Eleanor has a lot of tea parties here. She setup this little homemade booster seat a couple of days ago, and seeing it was one of those “awwww” moments of parenting.
Both she and August like to use the play kitchen a lot. As much as I like pink, I was hoping for something more gender-neutral in color, but then I found this one on clearance for a great price. It’s well-made and fun to play with, and I’m pretty sure neither kid cares what color it is.
Ever wonder where those flea market mannequins of mine went? There they are! On the right.
Good golly, they really are creepy, aren’t they? It’s like the latex head Brandon used to hide in our kitchen cabinets — you get so used to the weird creep-factor that you kind of forget about it until you see it through someone else’s eyes.
Let’s move on. Dress-up closet!
Outside the closet, I lined up the bookshelves that used to be in Eleanor’s room, in the last house.
Then we have the easel, and the art desk, which you saw yesterday. (And the creepy mannequins again. Hi!)
I’m planning on painting a fun pattern behind the art desk, to break up all the white, and putting up the kids’ artwork will help too.
It may not be done, but it’s working so nicely for us.