We have the weirdest basement ever. Everyone gets lost the first time downstairs because it is a combination of one large living room, a large bathroom, a weird "basementy" room with a door to outside, a door to the garage, a door to the laundry room AND a door to a weird walk through closet. Walk through the closet and you used to be in another cement "basementy" bowling alley type room (Hey, a bowling alley is a fun idea for down there!). Anyway, that room houses these kind of cool, kind of strange removable shelves that the water treatment components hide behind and a secret Daddy room. Go through all that and you are back in the big room. It's a complete maze.
Are you wondering why I wrote a long paragraph on our weird basement? I wanted to show you pictures of our newish playroom, but needed you to get the full effect of what this room used to be. The bowling alley/water treatment/basementy/Daddy's hidden room room also functions as our kid's "messy" playroom. They have plenty of other places to play, but this is the space they can get out so many toys you can't walk through and accidentally color on the floor and it's ok and throw balls inside type of playroom. Here's a before:
bebeRed's old room. One blue tub we found in the burn pile at our new place and the other was a present from Nana. Those footprints on the wall continue down to the floor where there are other animal prints. The birdy prints lead to the little bird perched in the tree. Unrealistic to have blue prints climbing walls, I know, but fun nonetheless~!
So anyway...not my best decorating achievement, but better than before and a lot better for playtime!