Anyway, back to the playroom. It started with putting up some shelves, actually ones we had in the garage already. We moved them up stairs, painted them the wall color and voila. I put their toys in bins we already had!
|Their old pottery barn chair fit snug, but they loved it!|
|The lantern hangs where they can still stand, and move without getting bonked in the head!|
|Pic. taken from the chair (yes, picture it - my big ole butt in that itty bitty chair!)|
I even found glow in the dark paint, so they can get in and turn off the light and the moon and stars glow!
It is really neat if I do say so myself - thank you to pinterest for the ideas. I actually have a playroom board that inspired all of these ideas.
Next was the dress up area. I purchased paper lanterns and paper globes from the party section at target. Hung at different levels, it brings a punch of color into the room. I hung a plastic framed mirror by the dress up (purchased at Hobby Lobby) and that area was finished.
|You can see where I need to hide the toy storage in the reading nook from this pic.|
I love this room. It is fun and promotes play. Which, after all it the goal. It's probably time for another toy purge, but that is to come. Also to come:
A felt board (I have all the stuff, just haven't got it done - yet) for the lower part of the reading nook.
|This is where the felt board will go - right by Aubie's head :)|
This is also the best pic I got of the rug...it's soft and my baby usually ends up sitting
there instead of the chair!
Magnetic paint for the lower half of the chalkboard wall. (a place for all the leap frog abc's etc. )
Hooks for the dress up area. (Just a few for the feather boas, hats, purses - you get the idea)
I want to hang some framed pictures of their art for the top of the toy shelves.
I want to hang some silly pictures of the girls.
And I am considering doing this around the door.
I need some labels for the toy bins
Those are all dreaming - Right now I am moving on - where to next? It's anybody's guess!
Oh! I almost forgot: Because we "recycled" so many things, I wanted to give you a breakdown of what this make over cost!
Lighting for the Reading Nook bought here : $10.26 plus shipping.
Decals: $10.00 for 3 at Hobby Lobby
Moon and Stars Paint: White and "Butter" Soy Paint on Clearance for $1.00 each
Glo Paint - 3.47 but with my 40% off coupon : $2.07 (Hobby Lobby)
Dress Up Area:
Mirror - 9.99 - 50% off - $5.00 (Hobby Lobby)
Hanging Party Lanterns and Globes: $6.99 + $3.99 = $10.98 from Target
Out Door 10 string lights for bookshelf $9.99 - Target
GRAND TOTAL: $50.30
But to quote mastercard...the smiles from my girls - priceless!