Monday, August 26, 2013

playroom reveal

It's probably only me that feels like this reveal is so long over due. 

The playroom has been almost done for about a month, but a few little details kept tripping me up and I don't like showing things till they are mostly 100% done.

But I finally have it ready (And by ready I mean I wouldn't let my boys play in here till I got the pictures I needed. Mean mom I know.) so here we go!

Here's some before pictures.

Don't judge the chaos. 

Lest you think we normally have a hallway full of toys, these were after we cleaned the room out to start painting. 

If you follow me on Instagram (why aren't you following me yet?! :)) you've seen this pic of us getting the paint on the walls. 

And then there was some Ikea shopping and DIY's and yada yada let's get to the pictures. 

Details will follow. Promise.

I love this room. 

I may not win Mother of the Year for a multitude of reasons (you're kid ate goldfish crackers for breakfast, lunch and dinner...?) but I do a pretty darn good job of playing with the boys. 

So this room was really important to me. 

My tops priorities were storage, lots of floor space to play, a desk and just for it to be a playful place.

And I think I can check all of those off the list! 

Below is the source list for everything in the room. 

I'll have a different tutorial each day this week for different projects in the room.

Tomorrow will be the closet turned nook. :) 

Playroom Source List

Built-Ins: IKEA and Craigslist

Metal Storgage Baskets: Crate & Barrel 
$35 (on-sale)

Leather Chair: already had (thrifted)

Rug: Home Decorators 

Curtains: Target

Shim Wall Art: DIY 

Closet fort: DIY
$40 (we had most of the wood on hand)

Pillows: Target and already had
$45 (all pillows are on clearance)

Turquoise stool: Already had 

Chalkboard: DIY

Elephant: already had

Red storage bins: Target
$7 (clearance)

Wood desk: DIY 

Stools: IKEA

Alphabet Poster: Hobby Lobby
$15 (clearance)

Circus Water Color: a gift from my very talented aunt

PLAY Picture: DIY

Wall Paint: Already Had (It's Pepper Corn by SW)

Total: $478

We sold the rocking chair/ottoman, rug, shelf, and some toys for a total of $110 which we put toward the projects in the room, so the final total came in at $368.

Not to bad!

See you tomorrow for the closet turned nook tutorial!

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  1. I absolutely adore it! So playful, yet still chic and stylish. Way to go Julia! (P.S. - I always am so jealous of your photog skilz! You take a great picture. I need you to come and give me lessons. ;)

  2. LOVE! i love the dark walls paired with the fun colors!

  3. Come visit me and help me redo my house ;-)

  4. Whoa. I am loving it! Please come decorate mine. Seriously.

  5. It looks so great Julia!! Such a fun space. I love all of the pops of color with the dark walls. You did a wonderful job.

  6. Great job Julia! What a fun place for the boys to play. I especially love the little closet nook - if I had that when I was a kid, I seriously would have never left it. Can't wait to see the details.

  7. Very cute! Love all the colors together with the dark walls.

  8. Wow! It turned out so well! Your boys are so lucky to have such a beautiful and functional space to play in. I love the closet nook. That is such a good idea!

  9. I am in LOVE with this room! Come tell me what to do with my home!! Please!

  10. I would KILL for the space to make a room like that. I loooong for a play space for my three little monsters. It turned out amazingly awesome and I'm all kinds of jealous. In a good way. :)

  11. how inspiring! the planning that must have went into this amazes me! well done julia!!

  12. I love it!!! Dark walls appear so neutral w/ pops of favorite!!!

  13. Love it Julia!! Especially the dark walls paired with the tan leather chair, omg!! Not to mention what an awesome and functional space for the boys! Your da bomb ;-)

  14. awesome job Julia! what a great space for the kiddos!

  15. So cute!!! I love all the colorful details agains the dark walls. I almost miss the play room full of toys stage. almost...

  16. Looks so great! What is the wall color exactly? I'm considering this in our playroom...

  17. Very nice job, congrats from my furniture store in Spain :)

  18. do you have the plans for the closet sitting area?


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