I finally am ready to share the playroom makeover with you all!
I am so excited about it-it’s my new favorite room to hang out in, which is handy, cause the kids kinda like it too.
What are the ODDS?
I wanted it to be cute and quirky-playful, of course, with a touch of elegance. I had some quirks I had to work with, as this is an add-on sunroom, but in the end I’m really happy with it!
First, we installed trim around the french doors and baseboards, and I spent 5+ sweaty hours painting it all white.
I also painted sections of the ceiling mint-for a striped effect.
let’s start the tour, shall we?
I think the little “hello friends” felt banner I made might just be my fave thing in here (although I’ll probably say that a lot in this post)
the rug I got at a great price from RugsUSA, and I LOVE it. (the 8×10 size)
It’s the perfect color and really soft, plus it’s reversible.
they’re not paying me to say this, promise…haha!
they are always having sales…they’re shipping can be slow, but I’ve always been happy purchasing from them, which I have 3 times.
on top are blocks, puzzles, mega bloks, and our bouncy balls + wooden train
the cute baby cradle, and a cabbage patch kid my friend Tracy gave us!
my childhood desk resides near this (useless) door, and inside we store the felt board’s animals, etc.
rocking horse from Costco 5 years ago..
this is one of my favorite toys ever! My dad made it for me when I was young and horse crazy.
It’s a stable, with room for 12 horses, fences, etc…I spent many hours playing with this when I was a kid, and now it’s a priceless addition to my girls playroom!
here’s a bit of the quirkiness I was talking about before. Since this was an add on-the master bathroom window looked out into the playroom.
It was frosted and not very useful to us inside anyways.
Not much light came through. so I knew I wanted to cover it up from the playroom side.
I had to look for a LOOOOOONG time to find something to hang there. I debated on making my own art, a fabric hanging…everything.
Finally I settled on the idea of a poster and started looking through the Disney section of this site.
Since we love Disney I figured it would be fun to honor that
I found this adorable vintage-style Cinderella movie poster that was THE perfect size. and also like $22. SCORE.
I bought the poster hanger for the top and bottom (being a cheapskate and not framing it lol) for $5, and I love how that makes it pop on the wall!
I also repainted my dress up storage a pretty shade of coral.
(in that post you can see how BADLY the walls needed to be painted and trim installed lol)
for a pop of color and whimsy, I bought these plastic wall flowers and spray painted them yellow, then stuck them up on the wall.
I created a little reading nook with this small bookcase (Target, quite a few years ago)…one of my thrifted globes up top and some thrifted artwork as well.
right next to the bookshelf is our rollie pollie pillow-perfect for snuggling in with a good book!
you saw a little peek of it above-here’s our giant chalkboard!
Also hiding something…ha! behind it is the door to our laundry room.
(this door has never been used, except when we got robbed…so even more of a reason to cover it up!)
we bought a 1/2″ piece of plywood, got Lowes to cut it to size for us, then gave it 5-6 coats of chalkboard paint and nailed it up around the edges.
I LOVE it, and while it had some cute playroom rules up for awhile, I think I love the giant birds and girls holding hands better.
(charlotte says there is a hang glider in there somewhere too.)
did that unicorn catch your eye? quirkiness galore amiright?
I found this guy (named Corny, by Charlotte) on Etsy, and at first I wasn’t sure about it…was it too weird for us?
I asked the girls if they liked him and they started begging for one! So they pushed me over the edge. and we all love him.
(except Rory. He doesn’t get it)
You can see the little felt banner I made swooping around-just cut felt pieces and sewed them together.
our collection of stuffies live in that pink basket.
You’ve seen the dollhouse here, and you can read about the artwork in the rollie pollie post.
Also, the dollhouse sits on this table.
let’s swing over to the other side: still with me?
this mixer was one of C’s birthday presents this year and all the girls LOVE it.
side note about this little couch: I debated about sewing another cover for it since it’s seen better days.
However, this little couch was kinda the catalyst for my blog back in the day.
having this project featured helped me grow my blog soo much, so I couldn’t change it now…I’ve got a soft spot for it.
I just hand-sewed up the ripped parts and gave it a fluff.
(also a reason not to sew a new one, it’s a beast to get on and off)
You and me, little couch, we’s tight.
I made this little felt banner with the Peter Pan quote one night-super quick project!
above the kitchen I hung these cute alphabet cards
and the wooden folding table.
made the little hot air balloon with an ikea container and this tutorial.
One of my favorite additions was this bright and colorful teepee from Land of Nod.
I debated on whether or not to make my own but in the end laziness won out.
I made a couple of quick large pillows to pile inside and the girls have loved hauling them around and of course, jumping on them.
PHEW you made it! thanks for reading to the end.
If you didn’t that’s ok I still love ya.
But you wouldn’t know that cause you didn’t finish this post.