Boys Play Room Organized

by leanneja on April 26, 2010 · 5 comments

in Play Room

We had really good intentions of getting Adam’s room finished in the basement and then moving Zach up to Adam’s old room. That would leave Ammon with a room of his own across the hall from the master bedroom. Everyone in the house would finally have their own room. Did that happen? No! I could make a lot of excuses, but the fact is, it’s not done. So we’re left with the youngest boys having the most possessions in the house and still sharing a room.

So it’s time to weed out the toys again. Didn’t I just do this 3 months ago? This time I’m going to be more strict with what I keep and make sure the boys are outside playing during the process. First, I had to decide what they play with and where. All the dress-ups and play hats were definitely going upstairs.

The same for the swords, guns, knifes and so on. They really aren’t violent kids, I promise. These toys are almost always played with upstairs where they can run around and I don’t care if they get a little rowdy. In the tote are more guns, ammo and targets.

Ammon still likes to play cars on this rug sometimes, so it’s staying. In the far tote are all the vehicles and car tracks. They have enough track, when connected together, to go all the way down the stairs.  

In the near tote are all the Spy Gear toys and it fills up the whole tote. Their favorite thing to do is to play Spy’s. Zach has gotten Spy Gear toys for his last 2 birthdays and Christmases. It much easier for them to play Spy upstairs. Both their sister’s rooms are up there and that’s usually who they’re spying on anyway.

It’s a small room, but they usually play in the hall and the loft area too. That’s why I like these totes. They can wheel them around to put the toys away and there’s a specific tote for each type of toy. Oops! I forgot to label them. I’ll mark that down for first thing in the morning. Now, I need your help. What color do I paint this room? We took the door off, because I didn’t like it closed when they were playing in there. It’s such a small room and it would get really hot and stuffy. I like the curtain and the boys like it too, because they can pull it closed when they want.   

I want the color to be pretty neutral because this is what it looks like from the stairs. You can see right into the room. If you lean to the left when you’re standing at our front door you can see right up the stairs and into this room. So what color would you paint it and would you paint the ceiling the same color too? I would love your suggestions.

 

Now I’m off to finish getting rid of more toys in the boys’ room.

Don’t forget this Wednesday is We’re Organized Wednesday! You still have time to get something organized and link up. Remember, it can be anything from a great organizing idea to a whole room. And there will be another wonderful giveaway. Actually there will be 2 giveaways! All you have to do to enter is add your organizing post. If you want a second chance to win, leave a comment. If you don’t have a post just leave a comment for one chance to win. I hope to see you Wednesday! 

Also, if you’d like to sponsor a giveaway and have free advertising for a month on my sidebar. Contact me at leanneja(at)organizeyourstuffnow(dot)com. I’m scheduling the giveaways to be associated with We’re Organized Wednesday. They happen twice a month.

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Creative Decor by Brooke April 27, 2010 at 6:53 am

Leanne, I’m sure it is so nice to have that space just for play and keep alot of toys out of their room.
If you can see that room from your entry I would keep it neutral, like you said, and it looks like the ceiling slopes down, if so, I would paint it the same color as the walls. Love the idea of the curtain for the door also.
Brooke

ashley April 27, 2010 at 9:38 am

Thanks for visiting Little Miss Momma! I will for sure link up my post on Wednesday, thanks for the heads up! Also, I used your pom pom tutorial last night for baby shower decorations. I will send you a link to the pictures when I post them–thx for the awesome tutorial, as usual!

ashley April 27, 2010 at 9:41 am

One more thing :) I forgot to let you know that if you have an Anthropologie where you live then you can find all sorts of amazing knobs at decent prices :) http://www.anthropologie.com

Kim April 27, 2010 at 11:17 am

I would pick a similar color to the hallway, since you can see it from the bottom of the stairs and then which ever color you pick find the color thats two shades lighter (probably two to the left or right on the color card) and paint the ceiling that color. It mimics a wall but if you change the color just a little to a lighter color you will make the room look larger and taller. Illusion of space is a good thing in a small room. Have fun, I make my Husband paint since I just don’t like it.

Sally November 16, 2010 at 3:37 pm

WHERE did you find that car track rug??? I have been searching for one for my soon to be 2 year old son. All of the ones I have found have been way too busy for his interest. Yours is perfect!!!

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