The playroom is so close to being finished I can't even wait! Olivia has been testing out the floors and already loves to go down there. If you'd like to see Part One of our progress, click here. Since the last update, the wall has been painted and the floors have been put down. We also added a huge chalkboard wall, which I'm itching to draw on! Everyone always likes to see a good before and after, so here is the before:
Here is our progress leading up to today....
The staircase is now fully enclosed, especially important with little ones running around. I love it and almost can't remember what it was like before.
The dog's "suite" is now under the stairs and we installed a small sensor light in there incase it gets too dark under the stairs. It can be set to automatic or turn on and off manually. We'll be adding a door so it can be closed...I'm voting for barn door style.
Olivia was in her glory helping Daddy and Grandpa
The chalkboard wall will be so much fun for her! I couldn't get a great picture because of the lighting, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.
Grandpa had a great helper the whole time. After Olivia drew on the freshly painted wall with red carpenter pencil, we were asked to leave ;)
The floors are vinyl planks from Lowes: Style Selections in Antique Woodland. My hubby was hesitant on using them but I researched a ton and we're SO happy with how they came out. We've had multiple people thinking they were real wood floors when they see the progress. They were fairly easy to install as well, says the wife who watched;) but seriously only a few cuts and they were installed so quickly.
To figure out the correct placement, you lay down a line then another starting in the middle of that line and so on. Olivia had a ball stomping on each one to "make sure they stick". She'll grow up to love DIY, it's in her genes. Now on to the reveal of the finished floor...
One more "Before"...
I let the girls play on the poufs that I found at Target and they were clearly loving it!
I can't wait for everything to come together! We'll be picking up the couch this week and hopefully doing a little decorating as well. Our tv was just mounted and it looks awesome. We used stained a board and mounted it with plumbing pieces. Can't wait to show you more!