Playroom: Overview

I am absolutely loving our playroom.  It’s this wierd nook in our house that you don’t know quite what to do with, but I think it ended up being the perfect playspot.  It used to be my sewing room (oh how I wish I would have taken a “before” picture) but we moved my sewing room to the TV area, the TV area out into the main space, and moved the toys from the main space back into the little corner.  It took a lot of clearing out of toys (we had WAYY too many) and organizing into bins, etc.
I have an artist friend (really, she has a degree in art) who has an eye for home decor.  I showed her my space and talked how we wanted a house, etc.  She gave me the best advice – pick 3 colors and go with it.  So I choose orange and green and brown because they were gender neutral – and searched in fabric on Etsy for those colors.  I came across the Riley Blake AllStars series and knew it was what I would build the room around.  All the paint colors (even the sky) I color-matched from the fabric.  I feel that the space really came together after I picked my colors.

I thought it was fun to let the kids pick some things – not many, but enough.  For example I thought the house numbers would be cute as “1-2-3″ but my 7 year old thought that was a baby number, so we went with a countdown “3-2-1″ and apparently that’s much cooler.

If you want a visual of how the layout is, I made a video tour for you.  (If it loads slow, hit pause and let the red line load all the way across, then hit play.)

And here’s to recapping some of the projects that went into the room (follow the links for more info on the how-tos):
So – – any questions on it all??  Thank you for letting me indulge in my playroom for a whole week!!

entering in the kid craft challenge at CSI:

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  1. says

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  2. says

    I love what you did with your playroom! It turned out great! I am working on my son’s play room right now and I’m dying to use some of these ideas! Thanks so much for sharing! I am sure your kids LOVE playing there!

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  3. says

    you have the luckiest kids ever…It is so cool I want to come and play! the buckets are great I wrapped mine with paper but that keeps coming off, I guess I need to learn how to sew. Thanks for the video.

  4. says

    How fabby is this playroom!?
    I LOVE it! what a great use of space and a lovely hide away to get totaly lost in play!

  5. says

    This is such a dream play area!! I’m wishing I could come over and play in it. Is that creepy!? Bookmarking this for great ideas for when we get our house! The boys would LOVE this!

  6. says

    That is like the cutest play room EVER!!!!!!!!!!! Can I come play?!?!? Thanks for linking to gettin’ crafty on hump day! :)

  7. says

    love the playroom concept and everything. We just bought our first home and every room needs updated. can you say overwhelmed. I really want to start in the girls room first and this is so cute! thanks for some inspiration!!

    new follower and stopped by from look what I made

  8. says

    Brilliant! Love the little touches like the mailbox and doorbell, and of course the house numbers. And that tree is just divine! What a fun use of the space.

  9. says

    I absolutely love it. You did a fab job! Our playroom days are behind us but so much inspiration for those that need some ideas! I especially love the fabric choices!

  10. says

    Oh I love it!!! Amazing! I put all of the kids toys in the basement because then it can be messy and I don’t have to see it. I should definitely give it some more attention!

    Thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday!!

  11. says

    A-MAZ-ING!!!!!! I absolutely love all of the little touches that make this such a dream for a kid! It’s functional AND adorable. I also think you kept it gender-neutral. Fantastic job!

  12. says

    Your kiddoes are so lucky! Very cool playroom..I bet they are very proud to have their friends over!!! Thanks for sharing at It’s Party Time Thursday@PonyTails&FishScales!

  13. says

    Ok girlie this is absolutely the cutest playroom I have ever seen! Everything is so freakin’ cute and it all looks so good together! Thanks so much for linking up to Hoo’s got talent!

  14. says

    I am in the process of redoing our playroom and I love your hand print picture ideas, and the link and tweeks for the Land of Nod cushions!!

    Love the playroom! Great job and thanks for sharing!

  15. says

    Mandy, you did such a phenomenal job on your playroom makeover!! I’ve marvelled at all of the fabulous details you incorporated that are pretty to look at, but more importantly, will unleash your children’s creativity as they play!! So Fun: )


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