A few weeks ago I found a suuuuper smushed cereal bar in the shag rug I had in here for the boys' playroom. Like, had to cut it out of the rug bad. And then a few days after that, the boys started using their train table as a ramp. Not for their trains or cars, for themselves.
That's all I needed to see to know it was time for a change in here.
So, first order of business was maximize their space for how they actual use it.
Since the train table was no longer serving it's purpose, it got put into storage and opened up a ton more room for rearranging. I moved their coloring table to a more accessible spot and put up a cork board for them to proudly display their work.
We also put in a reading corner.
And my husband whipped up this cute little bench for the boys to sit on.
I also found this vintage phone for $5 and knew the boys would get a kick out of it.
The conversations I overhear on this phone are hilarious.
We made some more room for make believe and for decorations that remind us
of our first home in Virigina.
But honestly the highlight of our playroom upgrade is this Lorena Canals machine washable rug.
You read that correctly, MACHINE WASHABLE! This rug will fit in a standard washer and dryer. If that is not life-changing for a kids' space, I don't know what is. It is so liberating to just throw this sucker in the washing machine and not lug out the vacuum.
Also high on style and so on trend with those cute braided tassels.
An added bonus because this is a room I share with the boys.
My office area is the other half of this room (maybe one day I'll show you when it's not a wreck), so it's a win-win in our shared space!
Handmade and with all natural dyes, we opted for the coordinating pom-pom throw as well with all the same great easy washing qualities. It's already been through the ringer on fort-building night.
I've been super happy with how well it's withstood my boys' most highly trafficked area.
Because let's be honest, this room mostly looks like this everyday.
And like this - with someone's bum in time-out. ;)
We're finding our way in this shared space and I'm so happy to say I won't be cutting cereal bar out of any rugs any time soon!
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Disclaimer: I received Lorena Canals products for review purposes but all opinions are my own.