I have already started moving some things around so the before picture are more like after before pictures or the before pictures take 2. Either way, they are still before pictures and I promise the rest of the house is not this unorganized. Now most of the decor that we had down there was red and black so as to not have to redo everything we are picking colors that incorporate red with black as accents in the furniture and frames.
This is the entrance to the downstairs. That cabinet has movies, video games and all things my husband. This area will probably stay the same with minor changes if anything.
This picture is of the opposite wall from the last pictures. That is the chaise chair I mention before that was where the couch is now. Well, I hate the couch, but I really hate that chair! Good news for me - we are getting rid of the chair. You may not be able to see it in the picture, but the chair has seen better days. For this area I want to get a cube shelf bookshelf, it is one that has nine cubes. I think that will provide nice storage for little items like play food and small wooden blocks. I also was to put a little chair that received from a friend in the corner to create a reading nook. I also want to add simple shelves to the lower wall to hold books.
This is the wall opposite the wall from the first picture. That is half of the screen, but the area with the dresser is where I want to focus. I am hoping to move the dresser to the next area I will show. If I am able to do that then the area where the dresser is will become Baby O's art area. I am also planning on repositioning the elliptical, but it is going to have to stay in that general area. Behind those double door to the left is the laundry room in case you were wondering.
Ok this picture is super blurry, but it was the only one I took so I am stuck using it. Not much about this area, but that is where I am hoping to move the dresser. That is the cat litter in there, but that will be moving to the laundry room.
I hae ideas for the walls - large letters spelling out words relating to the area (read, create), pictures of Baby O, framed book dust jackets and places to hang art created by Baby O. I also want to get an area rug, a chidrens table and a play kitchen, but for now lets focus on the main basics. Check back to see "Playroom" Renovation: Part 1.