Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Before & After - Playroom

Our playroom is on the same end of the house as the playroom bathroom & the kitchen pantry.  This was originally the garage when the house was built.  Down here in NC, a lot of people convert their garage into a den or bedroom.  BEFORE pictures:
 Notice the drop ceiling & the linoleum floor that looks like wood parquet.

It seems that when converting the garage into usable space, a lot of people either put in a sliding glass door, french doors or in our case another front door in where the garage door was. Look how little Ella was - this was the end of October.  To the right of me is a small two step corner stairway up into the living room (with a wrought iron railing).  They had a small 28" opening with an archway.

The view from standing at the archway.

In Progress AFTER pictures:
We took down the drop ceiling, but then there was a seam all the way around the room.  We ended up putting up a white trim piece to cover it up & I really love how it looks.

Lily's new horse from Aunt Anna.  This may eventually go on the screened in porch/patio.

We are looking for furniture for in here.  I am thinking two small loveseats (Ikea type) or a loveseat & a couple of chairs.  We are checking Craig's List but it isn't a necessity at this point.

Jake enlarged the original opening & built the steps. The girls LOVE to play on those steps! I am also so glad we chose carpet for in here.
The ceiling is in progress.  We are planning on doing a plank board ceiling in here & in the dining room.

The lockers - story HERE.  I am still in love with them.  They now store games, art supplies & play dough. 
The foosball table that Jake redid.  Eventually this may be hung on the exterior brick wall as art - when we screen in our porch/patio or it may be made into a playable coffee table.

 We were planning on taking out this door & replacing it with two windows back in May, but then THIS happened.  It was a little more important to address the foundation (under the dining room) issue.  Home owner's insurance is a must!  We are hoping to replace ALL the old windows this fall.

That door goes into the playroom bathroom.

Paint Color - Valspar Granite Dust 5006-1C

Looking for more posts in my Before & After Series?
Before & After - Hall Bathroom
Before & After - Dining Room
Before & After - Ella's Room
Before & After - Kitchen
Before & After - Kitchen Pantry
Before & After - Playroom Bathroom
Before & After - Playroom
Before & After - Master Bedroom
Before & After - Living Room
Before & After - Lily's Room

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