plans.

office/playroom
So. Here’s what I’m thinking about for the sunroom. This space truly has to be shared because we are in desperate need of a devoted place for all of Lucinda’s toys as well as a home office. We’ll be packing a whole lot of function into a space that’s only 8×12 feet.  The thought of Lucy having a specific space for all her toys makes me want to do a happy dance since they are currently spread over every.square.inch. of this house. Here’s the plan.
1. We need an expedit shelving unit for toy storage. Badly. I saw one posted on craigslist but missed it, so it looks like I’ll be dragging us to Ikea sometime soon.
2. Dudes. This fixture is amazing. I’ve had my eye on this one from Restoration Hardware, but there is no way I’m paying $500 bones for it. I found this satin finish brass one on ebay for about $80 bucks. It doesn’t include bulbs, but since I wanted Edison bulbs anyway I’m totally ok with that. Also, brass makes me happy.
3. I like a lateral file cabinet because it gives us a surface to put the printer on. I found a floor sample with similar lines to the one above at office max for $80 bucks. It’s black and a little beat up, but it’s nothing a little white paint won’t help.
4. Our desk has a weathered grey finish, because we found it in the workshop of our previous house. This image is just an approximation. I love the super textured look of the table, but I probably need to get a piece of glass cut for the top for a smooth work surface. We have a white gilbert chair from Ikea that’s pretty comfortable, for now.
5.This indoor/outdoor Dash and Albert rug would be perfect for a play room since it can be hosed off. I’m digging the stripes.
6. A friend gave us an amazing round yellow play table that was originally her mother’s(!) It’s got great character and is a perfect size. Bonus, it’s solid wood. The chair is from Room and Board.
7.Remember Lucy’s thrifty play kitchen? It will move in here too. I’ve always loved this one from Ikea though.
I know it’s a little lacking in color, but I have a feeling that Lucy’s toys will add a ton of whimsy to the room.We still need to paint, finish the crown, and trim out the newly revealed window (or replace them all) but I feel optimistic that this room is going to seriously increase how well our first floor functions.
Also, a big thanks to Dana over at House*Tweaking. She did an excellent tutorial for using Polyvore to create moodboards. I’ve used Olioboard before, but really like some of the additional features that Polyvore offers. Thanks Dana!
Have a great weekend!
xx-H

2 responses

  1. Love your light fixture. My son’s room needs one and I also had my eye on the RH one but also am unable to dish out that much for one light fixture ($500 perhaps for a whole house worth of lighting; but one fixture – no way!) Wondering if you are able to share the source (shop, I know you got it on eBay) for it. I would probably spray paint mine and I love our idea of edison bulbs!
    Thank you.

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