And so we find ourselves yet again in my guest room-slash-playroom. That room that rarely houses guests, and rarely gets "played" in by my kids (unless you count Minecraft, on the computer).
I first wrote about cleaning it up, here in this post.
And then I showed you how we removed the aging futon and put our too-soft for the master bedroom, but fine-for-guests mattress into the room, earlier this year in this post.
We have 4 bedrooms upstairs in our house, which works perfectly for us: the master, one for the girl, one for the boy, and an office for the Husband, who works from home and is a bit of a mad-scientist/techie geek (i.e., his office is a mess of computers and parts and wires and mother boards and isn't fit for guest traffic).
And then we have this funny little angled room downstairs, right by the front door, and one of the first things you see when you come into our home.
People!! I am so OVER this room, and the way is does, or does NOT function in my house.
I am taking on the challenge of emptying out most of the toys and furniture, and restoring it to function primarily as a guest room. I'll continue to store some games and books in the Expedit system, but I no longer see it as a "play room." I'm keeping the kids computer in here, too, as this is where they play Minecraft and noodle on the shared computer -- but its not where they do homework.
And I wanna get all this done by the end of the month, which is why I'm joining up with the blog "Calling It Home's" One Room Challenge Linking Party during the month of October.
Here's what I'm getting rid of:
This wall o' fun also needs to get dealt with:
I'm also changing out the pale green paint and most of the artwork. I would LOVE to explore the idea of bashing out that faux-window seat. It has a bullnose lip, is too narrow to actually serve as a window seat, and is totally useless, except to look "decorative." And eat up precious space.
In the meantime, if you're new here from the link party, I'd hate for you to think my whole house is also just as cluttered and awkward and uninspired. So here's a recent DIY project I completed with the Malm dresser in our entryway:
Overlays! Yay for gold spray paint!
In the meantime, it's cleaning and purging over here (oh, and Halloween decor for the rest of the house.)
The fun never ends.