My, with two holidays in the middle of the last two weeks, I’m all off schedule and feeling like today should be Sunday. But, it’s only Thursday, and a good one at that. I hope you all had a wonderful start to 2014. I spent it going to dinner with Jon and Ruby at an amazing new Mexican restaurant called Alamexo (you must get the fresh guac!), then watching a movie and sipping Martinelli’s with Jon after Ruby went to sleep. It was quite perfect.
I’m excited to get back on track with posts now that the holidays are behind us. And today I’m sharing a project that consumed me during the month of December– Ruby’s playroom. Next to our kitchen, we have a previously empty formal dining room. Ruby’s toys were starting to take over our family room, they were disorganized, and I found myself always with the TV on in the background. Solution: turn our dining room into a playroom, just for her.
It was tricky to set up, as we had to wait until Christmas Eve to put anything together. I’m so glad it came together how I envisioned it because there was no time to change it. We wanted it to be a surprise for our girl, and her reaction was all I had hoped. I shot this video on Christmas morning, showing the room and Ruby seeing it for the first time, then James edited it together (thank you James!). Hope you love it!
This room is exactly what we needed– a place just for her. A place she can play in without any restrictions. A place where she can dream and imagine and grow and learn. And I love that the TV isn’t constantly running in the background anymore. I love that we find ourselves hanging out in there together as a family. I love that she is giddy to go run into her teepee the moment we get home. And I love that she can let loose, have fun, and just play in this space!
Pardon my Christmas morning just-crawled-out-of-bed-after-too-little-sleep look:)
Much of what you see in the room are DIY’s and projects. Get ready for a flood of tutorials! I can’t wait to share it all with you. And tomorrow I’ve got a great giveaway. Until then, here is a source list of items for the playroom:
Stag Head (similar)
Check back tomorrow for a great giveaway to celebrate the New Year!