Playroom Updates with Lorena Canals
It's only been five months since I posted about B's playroom (original post here), but so many updates have happened thanks to Christmas and B getting just a few months older. She's been so into her baby dolls lately, and also started "pretending" to cook and eat with an interactive picnic basket we got for Christmas.
All of this reminded me that my parents were holding onto a hand-me-down play kitchen from a good friend of the family. So we dug it out of their basement one weekend, found the perfect spot for Chef B's new kitchen, and I did a small rehaul on it (original linked here!). I painted the red and blue parts with Annie Sloan chalk paint to better match the playroom's color scheme. The "metal" parts were originally silver, and I spray painted them gold because kids' kitchens should always reflect the too-expensive, trendy home updates we all dream of.
Naturally, this new corner needed a little spice rack and framed print. The shelf was my mom's, and I just painted it white to match. The print is from Alephant Studio, and each letter of the alphabet is carefully designed to have a modern look. Notice how "U" is for "Unicorn"... that's one of my favorites, and I also love the illustration for letter "D!" Can you guess it?
My mom painted a few pieces of doll furniture with white chalk paint so B could have a place to feed and nap her babies ("Nut Nut's" if we're being specific.) Sometimes B even climbs in to the cradle and highchair just to test things out for herself. We like to put her babies to "sleep" before naps sometimes, and she likes to pat the babies and say "Nigh nigh."
The playroom itself has changed a little too. We got a gorgeous new machine-washable rug from Lorena Canals for the space, which is perfect for this playroom's needs. This rug is made with all-natural dyes and contains no VOC's. It's also surprisingly soft and comfy - like really all kids' rugs should be! I had a hard time choosing between the designs on their site because they're all so on-trend, but I love the one for this space. It's a great neutral, and it doesn't compete with some of the bolder colored toys that we have scattered in the non-photographed corners of the room ;).
P.S. I moved the pink rug into B's room, and we're planning on doing a small redesign in there that I can't wait to share!
This room has been such a lifesaver in the winter months. We come up here every day, and Chef B makes all kinds of soup for me. Did you notice the letterboard's Soup of the Day? B's always making Pepper Soup - it's her chef specialty!