Well, I FINALLY have this post ready to share! I a disclaimer to give before I start. Be prepared - it is PINK OVERLOAD! This is not at all what I had planned to do in here but Lillie and Lola helped with just about everything in this room and they weren't huge fans of some of the other ideas I had for the room and seemed to think the more pink the better. After finishing this room I have now vowed we won't be adding any more pink to anywhere else in the house (besides their bedroom). Ha!
When we first saw this house and opened the door up to the playroom I got so excited! We didn't have any kind of playroom in our townhouse (where we lived for the last five years before this house) and really didn't have any extra room for any kind of toy storage either (no attic, basement, almost no closet space, etc) We found lots of creative ways to hide and store their toys in our townhome that you can read about here and honestly we were quite content with how that worked but I would be lying if I didn't say I was thrilled at the thought of having a playroom when we moved in here. One of the things I really liked in this particular room were the built-in storage areas. They are now filled with puzzles, markers, crayons and other things like that.
I have lots of before and after's for you all. The "befores" are a pretty random mix of things. I forgot to ever take my real camera through to take proper "before" shots though so I had to dig through all my cell phone photos and see what I could come up with for "befores".
The biggest design element in the room was the wallpaper. The girls chose that one because they thought it made the playroom feel like a little city. =) We also removed the dated ceiling fans.
You can find a post with more details on this side of the room here.
We reused and repurposed many of the items in the room but we did have to go ahead and get a new rug for in here seeing how we moved the rug that we had temporarily had in here into our master bedroom a month or two ago. We found this rug at HomeGoods as well as the XOXO sign which I LOVE!
If you look closely on the ottoman above you can see a little tray. I couldn't find what I was looking for for a tray so I found one that was a nice size and then just spray painted the base part of it gold. Below on the left is what is looked like when I started with it.
If you look over in the bottom left of the picture below you can see little Lola reading at what the girl's call their "reading station".
I love how the sign looks all lit up.
Wall Color - Just Peachy by BM in Matte Finish
Trim Color - Simply White by BM in Semi-gloss Finish
Door Color - Mopboard Black by BM in Semi-gloss Finish
Wallpaper - Globetrotter by Clarke and Clarke purchased from Wallpaper Direct
Rug - HomeGoods
Sofa - Pier1 about 7 years ago
Chair - Passed down from my uncle years
Ottoman - We slipcovered an old ottoman, we did it in a similar way to when we made a slipcover for it in our last house. That tutorial can be found here.
Side Table - purchased about 12 years ago at a used furniture store, painted in White Dove
Lamp - from a consignment shop at least ten years ago
Lamp Shade - Target
Solid Pink and Pink Polka Dot Pillows - Target
Gold Burlap Pillows - we made with fabric from JoAnn's
Shoes - Joyfolie
Piggy Bank - Gift, Crown on it's head we made in this post.
Chandelier - old chandelier that we removed from the dining room when we moved into this house and stored in the attic, we originally painted it another color while we waited for our new dining room chandelier to arrive which you can see here.
Storage Cubbies with Baskets - IKEA
XOXO Sign - HomeGoods
Curtains - Ritva Panels from IKEA with pom pom trim from JoAnn's
Shade - Lowe's (Jakarta - a discontinued style)
Curtain Rod - Target
Large Whiteboard - We made it more details how to make a similar one here and here
Easel - Gift several years ago - you can see how we made it over recently in this post
Dollhouse - Found at an antique shop
Tray - HomeGoods (then the base was spraypainted gold)
Handmade Playhouse - Gift
Piano - Gift
Wicker Rocking Chair - Gift
Wood Rocking Chair - was mine when I was a little girl
Doll in Chair - Pottery Barn Kids
Table and Chairs - IKEA
Kitchen Set - We purchased it online about 4 1/2 years ago during a huge sale for Lillie's 1st birthday
Rod with Hanging Baskets - IKEA
Chair - Was passed down from a great uncle when I was in college
Basket Holding Tulips - IKEA
Picture hanging on door - Tutorial can be found here
Numbers going up stairs - Lowe's
Shelf above kitchen set - Target years ago
Tall bookshelf near door - Target years ago
White Pitcher - IKEA
Little H - Gift
Little Books on ottoman - Gifts
I hope you all have a fabulous Thursday!
Disclosure: I have received free products or value from HomeGoods in connection with my affiliation with Happy by Design.