July 2, 2010

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!!


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

53 Fabulous Comments:

Love your blog! What excellent ideas! New Follower from New Friend Friday!

Too cute! Your daughter is one lucky girl! I think the wall art tree is my favorite thing.

Looks like she'll have hours of fun-

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I love it!! Looks like a ton of fun! Now my kids are going to wait a doorbell of their own!

Wow, it looks so great! You did an awesome job and the kids are going to love it!

I'm so in love with that tree mural!!

Oh I adore this project. It is going in my style file for sure!

Happy 4th of July!

This is so awesome!! I want to build a playhouse in the space under our stairs...and I will use so many of these ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!!

This is STUNNING! how happy are your kiddos about this room? I would be the happiest kid alive to live here!

Wow--so many neat ideas here! Your kids must love their space! Thanks for sharing!

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!

Amanda
Colors Not Yet Invented

I love it!!! I especially think it's fun that they can peek out into the living room :) Great job!

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.

Wow that is awesome!!! I want a playroom like that!!!

I want to come over and play!!! Awesome room! Thanks for linking up.

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!
WELL DONE!!

Can I come over and play??? I ADORE your new play room! The colors are wonderful -- and the details are amazing! It turned out just perfectly!!

I could not be more jealous! lol It looks amazing! :)

I think your kids have the best mom ever! That turned out wonderful. Great job!
Keri@sewincrediblycrafty.com

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!

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

I love your new playroom! It looks like so much fun and I love the colors! Great job. Thanks for the comment!

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!!

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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.

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!

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!!

I've loved looking at all of your playroom posts. its such a fun room. your kids are so lucky.
-Crystal

I wish my family could move in! What a great space you have created!!

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!

WOW. Just wow. That is amazing! I love how well your color scheme pulled together. Bright and fun, but not obnoxious.

What an adorable playroom! I'm featuring it the Spotlight at the Power of Paint party on Saturday... Thanks for linkin' up!

Wow!! Love the playroom. My kids would have loved that playroom when they were younger.

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!

lucky kids!!!

-Jackie
http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

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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!

Great work! What a fun space. You incorporated so many fun ideas. I love the fabric you chose, too. Way to go!

Oh my gosh!! I love it!! It makes me really want a basement or just a bigger playroom! Great job!

it is just awesomeness! i want to come play!!! thanks for linking up to 'AP Tuesdays!

Mandy, I love it! What a talented woman you are!

Mandy, I just adore this whole makeover! You did a fabulous job! I featured your room today on my Wednesday's Wowzers. Here is the link:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/07/wednesdays-wowzers.html

Thanks for sharing!
~Alison

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!

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: )

Awesome playroom! I love the colors and all of the little details. I am SLOWLY redoing our boys' play room. I am definately using your handprint idea. i love the colorful frames.

Forget my boys. I want this playroom for me! It's so ridiculously incredible. I love every little detail!

Wow!
I'd love to have that room.
Great job

It looks like we have a lot of the same ideas huh?? This room is super cute! Thanks for the feature today!
Delightful Order

Wow! LOVE your playroom. Great use of all of the same.

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