We've lived in our house for nine years now and we've never once touched the playroom. It was a dingy two-tone white/tan color and some of the paint was peeling off the stucco walls. Even though we both wanted to give it a makeover we never attempted because it's such a large room and there's so. much. junk in it. Now that the girls are older we are finally starting to clear out some of the toys and I woke up one day and thought, "Today's the day. We're doing it."
It took me two weekends of cleaning, painting, and cleaning again but it's now so much brighter looking and we don't cringe every time we walk in. It needs some decorations but I'm cheap so I'm just going to wait until I come across something on clearance or at a yard sale that I can't live without versus going out and spending a ton of money buying new things. We also need to do another big toy purge but they did really well the first time so I don't want to push it just yet.
Here's a before/after of the main toy wall.
We got rid of boxes and boxes of junk and I moved some things around to make it easier for the girls to find what they wanted. The bookcase on the left holds all their movies and games in one easy location instead of spread out in several rooms. I also cleaned out the plastic storage box and emptied an entire drawer of toys.
The bookcase is my favorite part of the new room. It was a loud blue color and I painted it white. Now it matches the room and looks like a brand new piece of furniture.
"Kitty Area" is another thing I'm proud of. We never use this main door and it the closet next to it made the whole area look dark and dirty so I decided to paint both doors white to brighten it up. My husband was opposed to the idea at first but afterwards he agreed it was a huge difference.
I would like to find some large pieces of art and an oversized clock to hang on the walls eventually. My kitchen is my next big reno project!