Well, after a few hiccups with my computer/internet last week I am finally able to get back to posting. Today I am going to share with you a couple more projects we did in our playroom and then hopefully tomorrow but most likely Wednesday I will share the full playroom, including the wallpaper wall with lots of before and afters and a full source list. (You can see the first couple of projects we did in this post here).
For this morning though, I thought I would show you the progress we've made on this wall in the playroom. This room had an interesting mix of trim going on - there was some creamy tan trim, some country blue trim and also lots of dark wood trim as well.
The layout in this room is a little odd but once we moved things around a little bit it started flowing a little better. The before pictures are a random collection of things I found on my phone. I somehow never remembered to take any before shots with my real camera.
This before shot was from the day we moved in.
Now that you get the general feel for this side of the room here are a couple of the projects we worked on over here. When I made our oversized chalkboard in our kitchen I had this leftover piece of whiteboard (I painted the backside of it with chalkboard paint for the one downstairs). The girls played with the extra whiteboard all of the time so I thought I would frame it out similar to how I have done several of our other chalkboards (you can find a tutorial for one of them here) and add some brackets and hang it on the wall. And then we hung some photos from it on the top area seeing how they can't really reach that high anyway.
We also had this little easel that had a whiteboard on one side and chalkboard on the other that my parent's had given Lillie when she she was just one or two. Shortly after she got it she decided to draw ALL over the wood part. Fortunately she didn't really try it again after that first time but she did so much damage that first time that it probably wouldn't have mattered - ha! Well, we finally got around to spray-painting it so now it looks new. (And this isn't the best before and after shot seeing how the before shows the whiteboard side and the after shows the chalkboard side -whoops)
For this project I used wrapping paper and taped off the whiteboard and chalkboard and then just spray-painted it. I used white for the main part of the easel and then I took off the little parts that hold the chalk and dry erase markers and added some tape to the base of those and sprayed them with the same gold I used on the knobs of the side table and then just pulled the tape off and reattached them to the easel.
If you are wondering why I would bother to go to all the trouble seeing how the wood would have looked fine in their playroom here's a little closeup of just how bad it looked before (and that's Lola's version of Olaf).
To the left of the hanging whiteboard is this little IKEA system we used to have in our old kitchen. We hung it up here and it holds their dry erase markers and on the other side some rags for erasers.
And another little project we did was to add some little house numbers on the stairs.
Most of their small toys are in these baskets. There is a basket for each type of thing (for instance all their play kitchen stuff is in one, doll clothes are in another one, dress-up and accessories in another one, etc.) I plan on adding a little chalkboard label to each one and writing on it what is inside but we've used this system for a little while now even without the labels and it has worked really well. The lemonade sign is something we used to sell and are hoping to have it in our shop again in the near future.
If you go up those three little stairs, behind the shelf is the girl's little playhouse. Their Grammy made it for them and they love it. They also love that you have to go up the stairs to their "little house" and that it's kind of a secret fort. Lola was actually playing in there while I took most of the photos of the playroom so I didn't get the best shot of it but the detail on all four sides is amazing! There is mail that goes in the mailbox and an apple tree on the back with removable apples and windows with curtains.
This was a gift from the girl's great aunt. I don't know where it is from, but we love it!
Wall Color - Just Peachy by BM in Matte Finish
Trim Color - Simply White by BM in Semi-gloss Finish
Door Color - Mopboard Black by BM in Semi-gloss Finish
Rug - HomeGoods
Storage Cubbies with Baskets - IKEA
Large Whiteboard - We made it more details how to make a similar one here and here
Easel - Gift several years ago
Handmade Playhouse - Gift
Piano - Gift
Rocking Chair - Gift
Doll in Chair - Pottery Barn Kids
Table and Chairs - IKEA
Kitchen Set - We purchased it online about 4 1/2 years ago during a huge sale for Lillie's 1st birthday
Rod with Hanging Baskets - IKEA
Chair - Was passed down from a great uncle when I was in college
Basket Holding Tulips - IKEA
Picture hanging on door - Tutorial can be found here
Numbers going up stairs - Lowe's
Shelf above kitchen set - Target years ago
Tall bookshelf near door - Target years ago
I hope you all have a fabulous Monday!