Bonus Room Makeover…

As I shared with you in an earlier post, we are remodeling our Great Room here at Fishtail Cottage.  But of course when I started planning that project, my mind was swirling with ideas about making a few changes in another room of our home.  The kids Bonus/Play room.  When we first moved in ~ this is what it looked like.  Attached to the playroom is a theater that we love having ~ because with seven kids, going to the movie theater gets a little spendy. 

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I have yet to part with the kids kitchen, table and chairs, doll house and the white storage bins because maybe someday ‘grandkids will play with them’.  The chandy is hanging in the den now.


Over time these two rooms evolved into what we “needed”.  My husband finally purchased his theater chairs, we put Pottery Barn twin bed sleepers in the play room part, along with a Pottery Barn storage unit for all the toys! (if you are local, I have the sleeper sofa’s and storage unit for sale).

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Now that the kids have hit young adult, teen and pre teen stages…we decided to cut the two rooms off from one another by adding a wall and french doors (with a lock on it) to keep the littler visitors from playing in the theater room, only so many times you can catch them playing leap from or playing dance in the theater space.  Not to mention we can now watch a movie in the theater, yet still have the bonus room useful to others.


Once this space was painted and the doors were installed (still waiting for the hardware), I couldn’t wait to move a few pieces I’ve been collecting to place in this room.  The darling cottage cabinet I shared a few posts back. And a great buffet from Haleys Cottage in Kirkland to hold the kids consoles and games. 


This room is also being used for storage to our great room with a few things, but functional for us to use while we wait for the great room to be completed.  I brought up the floral couches thinking I could use them in here and maybe even slip cover them.


But decided they didn’t give us the seating space we needed and decided to purchase these ikea slipcovered couches off of craigslist.  So yes, my floral couches are now for sale.   I know I will continue to play with this room ~ and have a few things I am definitely looking for, and will continue to update you.  But here are a few photo’s as of today.





The toss pillows and white side table, I picked up at Ruffles and Rust just last night. I think they truly are so just cute with the painted cabinet close by.

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Pamela Gordon said…
Love the new furniture, especially the glass fronted cabinet. You are blessed to have such a great space to relax in. The toss pillows are so pretty. Have fun decorating. Pamela
Sylvia said…
love ot! We have a bonus room upstairs that we are using for storage, would love to turn it into a media room some day.
What wonderful hours you and your family are going to have together in your new space.
Love this...
Wonderful make-over!
Love the white slipcovered sofas!!!
and those darling pillows! Love, love, love them!
I was considering buying a new Ikea sofa myself. I would love to know how you like them. If they are sturdy and the cushions nice and fluffy.
Love ya!
Unknown said…
Well, you've taken a very masculine space and made it your own - gorgeous. Love the pillows. In fact, I've pinned them so I can try and make my own. Well done, Tracie.
Cynthia said…
You've done a great job, it is so warm and functional at the same time. I love the throw pillows on the couch.

Very nice, Tracie! The slipcovers are perfect and lighten up the whole area. I like how you partitioned things off, great for a little privacy. And a home theater! What a great idea! I am still loving that cabinet!!

Heaven's Walk said…
Great job with that room, Tracie! What a sweet, cozy space! I love the colors you chose, and the French door idea was fabulous! :)

xoxo laurie
Deserae said…
What a great transformation!! I am so envious you have a bonus room!!!!! Everything looks just fabulous :o)
Unknown said…
What a wonderfull house you have! Love the new look of your sofa, you did such a great job! The toss pillow are my fav!
Have a lovely weekend!
Unknown said…
I love that house. It’s beautiful inside and outside.
Unknown said…
I am definitely referring this blog to my friends and family. It was very informative, and I think everyone should read it.
I love how you kept the theater and then created a open and bright hang out room!
love it all! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a beautiful weekend xo
Tracie, love how it's all coming together! The new slipcovered couches gave the room a whole new look. Love the cabinets and the new pillows! Thanks for sharing your lovely space with Share Your Cup.
Unknown said…
Love those new furniture's too. Wish I have beautiful places like this on my eastwood city parkview condo.
Hey Tracie, love the transformation, the furniture and accessories are beautiful!
must love junk said…
You've got some gorgeous pieces! (the white cabinet and the buffet)
I'm your newest follower and would love you to stop by! :)

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