Good Friday!

It’s Good Friday and I sit here remembering, waiting, and playing. :)

I am remembering my Father in Heaven who gave his life for me. I am blessed beyond measure.

I am waiting for my parents to arrive and Luke to wakeup.

I am playing with pictures of Luke’s play area.


Let’s revisit pre-renovation. The stairs on the right go up to the main floor. Straight ahead is a faux fireplace. This area was like a hallway and I used it for storage.


The new space was enlarged a bit, and the laundry room door was relocated to right around the corner of the stairs (instead of being way back at the opposite end of the basement as the staircase.) Above you can see the overhang hiding vents, and the framed in plug door hiding the water gauge (a project in process). Below you can see one of the inlets for built in bookcases and the laundry room door into the yet to be redone laundry room.

And the new play area, not quite done, but I just couldn’t wait. ;)

Looking down on it from the stairwell. (which cast that ugly shadow at the top) We were able to enlarge the space a bit so it is a couple feet wider than the original space. I have some pillows for lounging when Luke is playing, a couple big jars for coin collection, and a metal bin full of blocks and lincoln logs. In the future once Luke is big enough we have a vintage child size jenny lind table and two chairs to paint and put in here.

The built in bookcases I built, they hold all our books and most of Luke’s toys and bigger kid toys for when friends + kids come to visit. I also sprinkled in a few decorative accessories for fun.

I am a big fan of vintage fisher price toys and have been lucky enough to find some for super cheap lately. I prefer the older toys to new ones, or wooden to plastic. But I am sure as Luke gets older we will have lots of ugly toys too. :)


The other wall has vintage chalkboards hanging, and a giant frame from My grandpa’s house that I painted and am planning on putting a chalkboard in. I also hung the wire basket to hold jars for chalk and other doodad’s that I am sure will come as Luke grows.

On the final wall I have hung a few prints, some vintage, some handmade, some new. The giraffe I found at Homegoods, the paint by number is vintage, and the picture in the top left is a vintage painting of a circus, the little circle at the top is a hand stitched mustache I made the other day, and the brown frame on the right holds a hand stitched deer I did a while ago, the orange sign is from “a vintage poster” lastly a vintage mini clipboard holds a picture of Luke and his grandpa.


I feel especially blessed to be able to have this space for Luke and future siblings in a dry and new basement.

Thanks for stopping by!

p.s. I will be sharing more of the basement once I complete a few more projects in it. It is basically the same color scheme as the play just a little more grown up. ;)

5 thoughts on “Good Friday!

  1. Leslie says:

    this is amazing…he will have the worlds best playroom….i wish i had one like that. i love the vintage toys

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