Friday, July 27, 2012

playroom update

As you all know, I went home last Monday for a few days to start my playroom renovation! I am SO excited with how it has all turned out in just three short days. RQ and I almost didn't even want to head back east! I even managed to stay within my budget of zero--- well, sort of. Ma-lolo did buy some new play mats to match the crazy color scheme I had to stick with and I did buy some tissue paper to make some paper flowers. Everything else (so far) we already had! I had two different shades of green paint left from our kitchen and chalkboard paint left from last summer/fall. I did the owl painting myself with my acrylic paints on a piece of wood we found behind the shed. I do have plans to make new curtains and pillow cases and hopefully a fabric store will have a big sale soon and I can find some fun pinks for those! I am also still planning to paint the bookcase (which came from my classroom and is still unfinished). I think I may paint it one of the green colors and do chevrons, stripes or circles in white or something fun like that! I hope to paint the fan white, too.

You may be asking yourself why I didn't go with the green and pink theme to match RQ's bedroom that I originally had in my mind when I started planning this. (Or, you probably really don't care...) Unfortunately, it is not in our budget to purchase the futon or sleeper sofa we eventually would like to add to the room and I am not handy enough with fabric to cover a sofa on my own. I don't like slip covers because they always bulge and wrinkle... so- I had to work with the loud colors on the couch that used to be in the sun room at mom and dad's beach house. I'm talking orange, blue, green, red... yes, LOUD. But, I managed to make it work for now and when we get a solid couch/futon in there one day, it will still all work! 

I'm thinking pink curtains and pink/orange pillow cases

dear couch, you will one day be removed. ;)




I originally painted the sign for her door, but I like it better in here. If anyone is interested in me doing a "how to" on the paper flowers, just let me know. :)

I think mommy may enjoy the chalk for a while before RQ knows how!

planning to hide those cords from the tv, paint the book case (and add the books!) and cover the pillows



I wanted to keep the owl/bird theme going and the painting at target was $30--- so I made my own :)


Next project = office/closet! I can't wait to get started!



~let go laughing!

2 comments:

  1. Looks good! Love the chalkboard paint!!

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  2. It looks wonderful even if it doesn't follow your original plan ;)

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