Hello, friends! Happy New Month – it’s November! This year is flying by so quickly with only 62 days left in this year.
It’s time for an update on our kids playroom project. If this is the first time you’ve heard about this project or if you’ve stumbled here from Instagram, you can check out the design plans and inspiration for our kids’ playroom here. It has all the details for this space. I’m tackling this DIY project installing vertical shiplap when I get a little free time during the week but mostly on weekends.
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Kids Playroom Update
Let’s get into the update for our kids’ playroom. I removed all the baseboards as well as the door and window trim in the playroom. Then I located all the studs. Once the studs were marked, I nailed wood planks onto the wall into the studs. This wood planks were trimmed down to 4” wide from 8’ x 4’ plywood sheets at the home improvement store.
The wood planks serve as supports to secure the vertical shiplap. I’m using this method as installing shiplap vertically does not always guarantee that the planks are nailed into the studs.
Alternatively, you can use liquid nails adhesive to attach the shiplap planks to your walls, but this does tend to damage the drywall. Nailing them might seem like more work but you preserve much more of the drywall in case you want to remove the planks in the future.
I have sectioned this particular DIY project into two parts. The first part involves installing vertical shiplap from the entrance of the playroom, past the built-in window seat. The second part involves completing the long wall, and that has a cool feature that I will be sharing soon. Stay tuned!
This past weekend I was able to finish installing shiplap around the door, that leads to our media room from the playroom. This took quite some time due to the ceiling being uneven, and I wanted the base of the shiplap to be perfectly aligned with the door opening, both on the sides and above it. I had to measure, cut and install each piece of shiplap individually. For the door sides, I used a table saw to partially cut into the shiplap, then nailed the board in place and used a multi-oscillating tool to cut off the unwanted wood piece.
The built-in window seat has been installed. I love it so much and the drawers are HUGE! I can’t wait to hide toys, blankets and other kid stuff in there.
My Go-To White : Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace (Satin Finish)
I have plans to get a custom bench cushion. It will be kid-friendly as well. I’m leaning toward a dark-colored fabric that is stain resistant. Our kids have started climbing on built-ins and reading their books…and of course, playing with their toys on it.
Don’t you love this window seat area by Studio McGee?
More Design Details….
I’ve not forgotten the cabinet hardware and sconces. For a modern and simpler look, I’m leaning towards black matte/oil-bronzed or ladder pulls for the cabinets. Let me know what you think!
I gathered some selections for the sconces. I love a brass finish and sconces for this room will be perfect in brass. These are few of the selections I’m considering.
That’s it friends! Thank you for reading!
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