Our playroom floors are in desperate need of refinishing, but they will have to wait until after the new year, when the husband can take off work. (Really.) After the floors are refinished, we may have a go at the numerous paint, ink, and crayon stains on the walls and built-ins. But until then, the girls have a space they can live in.
And they have a closet book nook, an idea I tried back when we first moved in, thanks to a neat feature in my late, lamented Wondertime magazine. Apartment Therapy Family has the article archived here. It was about a little girl who loved the library so much that her grandmother turned a closet into a library/reading nook. My original plan didn't work so well - we gave up on the reading nook, and used the closet for storage - but after much rearranging, one of the two playroom closets is back to being the book nook I'd always intended it to be!
I wish I could show off the cute library cards I printed off and hung on the wall without showing off all the little fingerprints of paint! I suppose you could say the messiness is what makes it us.