We have been planning the basement playroom for a few months now, and was hoping to have it done before baby number 2 came. Obviously we took on too many projects before becoming a family of 4, and this one took the back burner. But I'm happy that its slowly coming along.
Our first child is now two, and is VERY active. We as parents also love doing active things, so when planning the basement we knew we wanted it to be full of adventure. My husband insisted on a rockwall, and I'm glad he won that battle. It actually turned out to be a very easy, and quick DIY, so I thought I would share our process.
- Rock Wall Holds
- Spray Paint
My husband cut the wood to the size we needed. We purchased the thickest plywood for it to be more solid. We then used 2x4's to frame the wall to drill it onto the existing wall in the basement. Before hanging it up, we predrilled the holes for all of our holds. We could have drilled a bunch of holes to be able to move things around later, but we decided against it.
I then spray painted all of the holds three different colours, to match our colour scheme. They didn't have any sealer, so I'm sure I will have to re-paint them eventually, but with one coat the holds looked great and it took less than an hour to do all 20.
I waited a day after spray painting the holds before putting them up on our wall. And the finished product looked AMAZING! I love the colour choices, and Liam is already going up and down it (with help from Mom & Dad) everyday!