Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Take the Tour: The Boy Child's Office

The Boy Child has announced that he wants an office.
"Not a playroom, Mummy, an office.  Like you and Daddy."
The biggest snag is that he doesn't have a proper office chair.  Or a desk.  He has outgrown the child seats he had.  He is making do with a dining chair, borrowed from the kitchen table.
See the teddy on the sofa?  The Boy Child won him for correctly guessing the sex and name of the new Royal baby.  Hence the teddy is now called George.
Nothing has been stuck directly on to the freshly painted walls.
The bookcase from his bedroom is now next to the original playroom office one.
The bookcases have been culled of their now-too-young-for-The Boy-Child collection.  In are Roald Dahl and more reference books.  There's still room for our favourite picture-books-with-decent-text.
There's a portable chalkboard for weekly spellings on one side and times tables on the other.
There's also room for his DVD collection and his collection of scrapbooks and mini-books.
There are a few cute prints/framed posters on the walls and a dragonfly mobile hanging from the ceiling.
There's a set of shelves for things that aren't really to play with, along with a photo of my dad. The wooden sign has The Boy Child's name on it; I turned it round before taking the photo.
There's a framed scrapbooking-as-art piece.
We're all really pleased with how the playroom office redecoration turned out and the yellow paint turned out to be the perfect shade.  It's called Lemon Tropics by Dulux.

12 comments:

Kirsty.A said...

Looks lovely. And playrooms are for playing BUT OFICES ARE FOR DOING HOMEWORK IN!!!!!

Sian said...

Every important man of the world needs an office. (Little E has the chair, just no office..from Argos and it swivels). It looks like just the place for doing lots of world changing stuff in.

Lizzie said...

Great renovation project! Yellow is such am uplifting colour and will help TBC keep his head clear and his thoughts focussed. Good idea to have an Office (so long as he won't mind playing there when he's taking a break - everyone needs down-time!)
J has a friend whose favourite out-of-school outfit is a suit (complete with waistcoat & tie), so TBC is not alone in his aspirations for the more orderly side of life.
Hope it's making him very happy!

Becky said...

Looks great!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

It's so cute that he wants to call his space an office. And how ironic that as grown ups we'd love to have something called a play room! haha. I do love the shade of yellow in his office - what a fun space for him to play...er...work!

Sandie said...

As Deb said, we want a play room and your little man wants an office. Well I love the colour and books with the comfy sofa so perhaps I'd be happy in an 'office' like that too!

Liz said...

Wish my office at work looked like this. I love the colour. Hope DN like it too xxx

Ladkyis said...

Such a beautiful room, and so suited to being called an office or a playroom depending on who is in there. Room for a small desk for homework later on - although I preferred the kitchen table when I was doing homework. Bookshelves close to a settee, what more could a person want?

Deb@threeisacharm said...

What a lovely office! He will definitely enjoy this special place of his own.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Looks great, Ruth! Good job!

alexa said...

What a very special place! You have made a lovely room here - and an office sounds just the place to develop a love of all things paper-related :).

Missus Wookie said...

It looks like a wonderful office - hope he enjoys 'working' in there, I like the double sided black board for necessary notes and spellings.