There's a little room at the top of the steps that I've never shown you.
Welcome to the playroom!
If you've been following for a while, you probably already know that I take care of two of my granddaughters during the day. Miss M is almost nine and Miss K is three.
I started taking care of Miss M during the day when she was three. It didn't take me long at all to realize that a place to play was sorely needed! Um...yeah.
There are quite a few upcycled Goodwill pieces in here and a couple of diy projects. I put this room together before I started blogging so I'll just have to try to explain to you what I did.
Come on in so I can show you around.
Any of you familiar with Ikea will recognize the two cubbie units and plastic bins. These pieces are great for storing all those little pieces of toys that seem to multiply like rabbits.
The white table and dry erase/magnet board were GW finds that I painted. The little white chairs came from Ikea and the wall pocket was a clearance score from HomeGoods. If you're wondering what that is in the clear jar, it's pieces of uncooked pasta. The girls love to use them in their art projects.
Speaking of art, we have to have a place to proudly display their creations - right?
This was such an easy project. I painted a piece of leftover wood, ModPodged some scrapbook paper to clothespins and glued them to wood.
There is an unlimited (so the girls think) supply of paper on this roll of paper that I hung on a towel bar.
The piece of art above the shelves was painted by my sweet step-daughter, Ms. B.
She is one talented young lady that I'm so proud of. All I did was show her a picture of a couple of owl pictures that I had seen in Target and told her what colors I wanted to be in the picture. I just love it!
The cutie-patootey owl bookends came from Kirklands a few weeks ago.
What playroom for two little girls would be complete unless it contained a dress-up space? Every little princess must have a place to hang her lovely ball gowns!
The curtain to left covers the closet. I took the door down because of the space that it took up whenever it was opened.
The mirror was a Craigslist find that I obviously painted. I found some princess stickers at Dollar Tree that the girls had a lot of fun applying to the mirror. The crown hanger was a GW find and the flower hangers and shoe basket were more clearance scores from HomeGoods.
This club chair makes a great space for Miss M to curl up with a book. I love it that their mom, Ms. J, has always encouraged reading!
I've found that a great way to store Barbie's, Polly Pockets and all of their accessories are these rolling stacks of drawers.
I really love the fabric that I made the valances out of. The colors in it became the inspiration for the colors in this room. That's usually how I roll - the first thing I look for when decorating a room is the fabric.
I combined four different fabrics for a more playful look.
I love this fabric so much, that I used it to cover a lampshade that I attached to the light pendant kit that we hung.
Can you tell that the ceiling is a pale, pale blue? I love using blue on interior ceilings and found a gallon of this pretty shade for $5 in the oops section at Lowes.
Another GW score was the table and chairs in the center of the room. They are originally from Cargo Kids and were a natural pine color. Out came the paint!
It's a great place to play games and do puzzles.
I wanted one more way to tie the fabric into the room, so I came up with the idea of painting the design of the fabric onto the table.
After the table was painted, I went back and painted a white rectangle in the center. I taped together several pieces of tracing paper and traced the outlines of the fabric pattern. I then laid the tracing paper on the white rectangle (pencil lead side down) and used a popsicle stick to rub the lines onto the white paint. We used plain old acrylic paint to fill in all of the colors. Oh - when we were finished I applied a couple of coats of sealer to protect the surface.
It was a really fun project to do with Miss M!
And in case you're wondering why I haven't shared this space with you before, it's because on a good day it looks just like this.
Just keeping it real, y'all!
I'll be linking up here:
Thrifty Treasures on Monday at Southern Hospitality
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Meet Me Monday at You Are Talking Too Much
Your Cozy Home Party on Monday at Cozy Home Scenes
Motivated Monday at Be Colorful
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie
Tutorials and Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
DIY by Design on Wednesday
Wild Wednesday at Chatty Chics
Uncommonly Yours on Wednesday at Uncommon Designs
Show and Share on Wednesday at Southern Lovely
Show Me Extroidinary on Thursday at The 36th Avenue
Grace at Home on Thursday at Imparting Grace
It's A Party on Thursday at A Creative Princess
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Share Your Creations on Thursday at Kristen's Creations
Tickled Pink Fridays at 504 Main
Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Feature Friday Free for All at Five Days...5 Ways
Addicts (not so) Anonymous on Friday at Addicted 2 Decorating
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Weekly Top Shot on Saturday at The View From Right Here
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Overflowing with Creativity on Sunday at It's Overflowing
Sew Darn Crafty Sunday at Sew Many Ways
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
Simply Klassic Sunday at A Simply Klassic Home