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Do you have a designated playroom? We kind of do. It use to be my mom’s formal living room but now it’s a designated tv room where all the toys live. It has no style what so ever and is a hodge podge of furniture, random bookcases and old drapery. The fireplace is original to the house and is in for a serious makeover. I’ve been pinning up a storm and scouring the internet for ways to bring this fireplace into the modern world. I plan on converting this playroom to a modern stylish study.
One of the biggest issues, at least for me, is the venting system on the fireplace. They are SO ugly.
The main goal for the room is to reface the fireplace while still exposing the existing stone, build custom book shelves on either side of the fireplace as well as built-in’s around the tv. I also plan on building (if cannot find an inexpensive desk) a desk for my son to do homework and add some new furniture. I am thinking an apartment sized sectional. The leather sofa and matching arm chair (in another room) are in fabulous condition so I plan on selling them and using the money to purchase something more practical for the room. Would anyone like to buy them?
I am thinking that the stairway wall will be a perfect place for a saw horse or industrial style desk. This room will be more like a study when I am finished with it. The goal is to get all of the toys out of sight and behind “closed barn style door” built-ins.
So many toys that need to be donated and tossed away. I cannot believe how fast this stuff just piles up. Thankfully, my son is starting to understand now that if you wants new things, he must donate the old things he doesn’t play with anymore. Although, he doesn’t always understand that concept! ha. Another goal for the room is to add shelving where he can display all of his lego creations. Do you know how much space those things take up? They are everywhere! Of course, every time I move them, they break and chaos ensues. Those little creatures drive me crazy. This playroom conversion to a modern study will most likely get under way in a couple weeks. I’m working on my dad and getting him ready to help me with the fireplace project. He’s not convinced yet that the fireplace is outdated. Don’t you agree, the fireplace needs some style?
What started as a hobby, Jessica’s blog now has millions of people visit yearly and while many of the projects and posts look and sound perfect, life hasn’t always been easy. Read Jessica’s story and how overcoming death, divorce and dementia was one of her biggest life lessons to date.