French Country Playroom


Not too long after we moved here, it became clear that our son would need a playroom. Our house has five bedrooms, so there was no problem finding a spot. Below is a photo of my Grandpa from when he was in first grade:)





I did struggle however, with how to decorate it.




 Growing up I was so enchanted with nurseries and playrooms that I saw on movies. One of my favorites was in the movie, "Hook" with Robin Williams. As you can see from the photo below, the nursery is elegant, and so magical. It even looks amazing with toys everywhere!





 The transformation for our playroom began last year when I found this antique crib on facebook marketplace for $30. I loved how it was adorned with antique cherub appliqués and floral swags.






So into the playroom it went, not as a crib, but more like a small settee. The vintage riding horse is another craigslist find from when our son was about 2 years old. He loved it back then, and still does today.





A few weeks back, I decided to change the wall color from gray, to a historic color called, "Wythe Blue" by Benjamin Moore. We love it. The color made the room feel so cozy and old fashioned.





Delaine also asked for the ceiling to be painted blue and have clouds. We chose another historic color by Benjamin Moore called, "Yarmouth Blue" for the ceiling. I did my best to paint clouds with acrylic paints. Its very hard to paint a ceiling!





I want to keep the theme elegant, but also gender neutral as we hope to have another baby someday. I decided to hang up this vintage print of "Blue Boy" above the crib.






The chandelier was also a fb marketplace find. I think I paid $20 for it. I had to add my own crystals to it, but the result is so pretty.







Across the room from the crib is a large antique armoire. My sister found this years ago at a garage sale and it works perfectly for toy storage.






Although it is rustic, I think it looks nice in here. This piece I actually used in our last home as an entertainment center. The armoire was so massive that it took up much of the living room, in fact, it wouldn't even fit in our rental house! That should give you an idea of how small my past homes have been.






The sweet dollhouse is a garage sale find from years ago. I paid $40 for it. I am saving it for my daughter someday. Delaine did play with it when he was little as well.





Our sweet Eliza mouse lives in that dollhouse. We picked up this miniature stove for her last year while thrifting during our vacation.







The giant alligator is from Delaine's  first trip to the zoo. The bear is from our first outing as a family after he was born. They are favorites of his.






My French tapestry bench matches perfectly with the new wall color.






It's a nice spot for a toy to take a rest:)






I wasn't planning on having another bed in the playroom,  but a few months back I saw this antique twin headboard on fb marketplace for $20. It reminded me of the crib and I cannot say no to any piece of furniture with appliqués. I love them.






It does take up space though. When I offered to move it into my office, Delaine said that he wanted to keep it in his playroom...he said it would make a good cave. lol






If you look closely he has written his name on the bottom of one of Sheriff Woody's boots...just like the boy in the movie. On the other boot he has drawn a picture of himself. That just melts my heart.







There is large toy closet in this room, as well as storage under the beds. On the wall opposite this bed is a chalkboard wall that he loves to draw on.


 Delaine's actual bedroom does not look like this at all. He decorates it in the way he wants. He has a dragon bedspread, planets and clouds hanging from the ceiling, and more toys everywhere. This is just a spot for him to store his toys and of course to play in! Before I took these photos I found him in here with a fleet of pirate ships all over the floor:) I am glad that he likes his playroom.





Thank you for visiting!


-Larissa

4 comments

  1. This room just charms my heart, Larissa. So lovely and sweet...the crib was a wonderful find!

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  2. This room is enchanting and it looks like old movie playroom.

    I can't get over the pieces you added with the appliques.

    Cindy

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  3. What a dreamy playroom!...and the clouds are great!
    Felissa

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  4. Oh my goodness my dear girl, you have absolutely outdone yourself again with this enchanting magical playroom!! I can see why Delaine loves it and I know where I'm going to stay when I come to visit. Haha!! Those clouds too, oh my!! I loved hearing all about the toys and everything in the playroom. So well done Larissa!!!

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