Sunday, May 11, 2014

Playroom Reveal

As promised, I have for you the wildly colored playroom reveal for you! 
I'll tell you right now that I spent more time, money, and effort on this one room than I did on all of the other rooms in our house. Combined. Including Adelaide's nursery. 

Now, I could have done a pink, frilly, princess playroom for her, but you all know me well enough to know I wouldn't do that. 

I'm reading "Redefining Girly," a basic ode to mothers out there that don't want their daughters to be defined by princesses and pink frilly crap. It's totally my jam.  
One of my favorite points the author makes is that "girly" colors shouldn't really be a thing. Colors are for everyone. They're all around us! Why shouldn't we get to enjoy ALL of them?! 

So that's where my theme came from. "Colors are for everyone" is one of the author's mantras, and I think it's a great start into raising our little girl having an open mind about who she is and who she can be. Yes, something as simple as colors can accomplish that. Limiting yourself to certain things just because that's what society says isn't something I want her to fall prey to. 

Okay, enough deep stuff. Now on to the fun! 
The paint job in this room is where I invested the most time. It took me around 5-6 hours. But just check out that ballin' straight line. Frogger tape to the rescue. Awwww yeahhhh.

I had this wall hanging in this room previously, when it was just the "music room." To make it more fun and kid friendly, I spray-painted the entire thing white and then painted each note a different color. 
This amazeballs decal was found on Etsy. I considered painting the mural myself, but I was looking at another 2-3 hour time investment for that and it would not have turned out like this decal. I still spent an hour putting this up, so I can't imagine how long painting it would've taken.
I had this coat hanger lying around for a project I had in mind about a year ago [which clearly never got done], so now I finally had a use for it. I got the letters at Hobby Lobby and spray painted them with some paint I had lying around. I also hung some ribbon for clipping hair bows to. I'm going to make up superhero capes and masks as well, but that's a task for another day.
My mom got Addi this for an Easter present [per my request] via Amazon
It was stupid easy to put together and I LOVED the use of primary colors!
This is another recycled item from the "music room". Previously it had random picture frames and candles on it, so I'm not missing any storage space. I bought these drawer inserts from Target and filled it with the hundreds of toys Addi has acquired since before she was even born. 
As you can see, the piano is still in the room. Hopefully I'll someday manage to talk my husband and brother-in-law into moving it downstairs, but I'm not holding my breath. 
I LOVE these foam squares from Target. I bought a 6-pack for the office, too. They're not really necessary in this room since this room is carpeted, but it was either that or a ridiculously expensive rug. I settled on these. Much easier to clean and still adds color!
Ah, the curtains. Er..valance. Or whatever the hell this thing is called. I saw the idea on Pinterest [famous last words] and thought, oh, that'll be cheaper than buying something from Target! Wrong-o. Not to mention the time investment I have in them.
Thank God for The Vampire Diaries on Netflix.
But I digress.

I must admit, they're way cuter than anything I found at Target.
The frog is from Target, as well [that place should really pay me for advertisement]. It's a lot bigger than you might think and holds tons of stuffed animals [which we are in excess of]. 

I'm really happy with how her room turned out and I can't wait for my nephews to come and visit so this room can actually get some use! Addi isn't quite crawling yet, so really all we do in there is tummy time and she hangs out in her Baby Einstein play seat. 

Welp, that's all I've got for you guys on this one. I hope you enjoyed the tour!


  1. SO CUTE! It turned out awesome! I LOVE all the color in there. So bright and fun! It looks like you have no texture on those walls, right? I bet that's why all the pictures and lines look great in there! Nice Job. ;)

  2. PS, my kid is now having a meltdown here cause he saw the pictures and said "i want to go to that pwace mom!!"

    1. hahahaha!! I'm laughing so hard at this! He's welcome any time!

  3. I love this! You did a great job! And I do love that straight line :) And, like you, Target should seriously pay me for all the stuff I buy there!


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