We are in the process of doing a makeover in our play room. I’d like to make it more of a pre-teen/teen hang out rather than the clutter of grade school storage room. It’s amazing when I go through the baskets and drawers, I find socks, broken pieces of old toys, chip bags etc. Ugh!!! So we are thinking it might be best to get rid of all the
hiding storage spaces and simplify the room. We decided to get rid of our two Pottery Barn Pull Out Twin Sofa Sleepers and replace them with a sectional that the kids can lounge about on. Hanging a television on the wall and finding a buffet to store the game consoles and necessities instead of a ‘entertainment system’ sounds pretty dreamy to me. A simple side table and console table for popcorn dishes and soda’s would be appropriate. Along with a circular table an chairs for playing board games…not just for the kids, but for my husband and his friends too!
The kids are worried I’m going to make it “antiquey”. They don’t share the same passion for the character of the pieces I find. I try to explain to them that I like the eclectic mix of both old and new. Promising they WILL LOVE it when I am done in there. Even I might hang out in the room if it feels right.
So this is the first piece I brought home. I plan to set it just outside our new wall built between the theater and the play room area. I found this great piece at M&M Antiques in Monroe Washington. The reason it caught my eye is that the shelving is so deep.
I asked about the history of this piece and was told it used to sit on both sides of a fireplace in a home in Olympia. The cabinets were stacked to make it a larger piece. I love it for blanket storage and plan to throw a basket or two inside for ‘whatever’. The color is very similar to the old pie cabinet I shared with you that I found for our guest suite. One of the windows have been replaced on the bottom right, but I have no intention of changing it. I think its darling!
One of the true beauties of this piece is the hardware. All of the hardware is obviously authentic hinges and knobs. A little rusty…but I love it!
Today I cleaned it all out with vinegar and a hose! Yep, you heard me right…I sprayed it all down in the driveway with vinegar an then hosed it all out to make sure it is clean. Next week I plan to paint the inside to help eliminate that “old” odor that came home with the cabinet.
Also collected lavender to place inside after I paint to help keep it smelling nice. I think I need to collect more of the flowers and put them in some organza bags to hang inside…because I don’t think I can part with this bouquet hanging upside down in my room.
To see what else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie