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Monday, August 22, 2011

Playroom: Idea Stage

In the last week or so, I have mentioned that there might be some plans and ideas for a playroom coming soon. Today is the day for me to share with you all the fun things I have rolling around in my head for this project!

This is my first attempt at making an inspiration board, so if it looks a little amateur-ish... well, that's because it is. :)

Here is the break down of what you see pictured.

1. This fitted sheet from Target in "menagerie" served as inspiration for the room. The animals are too cute, and I loved the fact that it is gender neutral.

2. After lots of looking at paint colors and ideas on line, I think I have finally decided on orange stripes to go around the room. I also have this idea that if the play room ever needs to be Melody's bedroom or a shared girls rooms, then I will re-paint the orange stripes to be lavender. Along with the orange stripes there will be accents of blue, green and brown (as found in my inspiration sheet).

3. These are my ideas for an art corner in the room. A little table and chairs, some kind of chalk board (possibly painted on the wall or made out of a mirror) and a clever way to hang art work.

4. I found a wooden rocking horse a lot like this one at Goodwill a few months ago for $5.00!

5. This animal print goes perfectly with my jungle room themed play room!

6. DIY pillow mattress and round pillows would make great kid seating in a reading nook.

7. How cute is this DIY crayon art? Here is a tutorial about how to make it.

8. A changing table is a necessity with so many diapers to change! (Twice a week I keep 4 kids at my house- 3 of which are in diapers.)

Right now everything about having a playroom is in the idea stage since the future playroom is currently a guest room. And there are still lots of details to work out before I can begin work on this project. However, I will be sure to share the progress with you as I go along!

So what about you? Is there a room in your house you are just dying to make over?

There are a few in my house I can't wait to get my hands on. :)


  1. Your board looks AWESOME!! Very colorful! Have you been pinning things on Pinterest?

  2. Definitely! I think my name on pinterest is Rachel_H

    Are you there too?

  3. Not yet..It's one of those things where I'm not sure if I have the time to start it.

  4. This is great! Our daughter just went off to college and our son is going to re-do the bathroom they shared. She did it all "horse/cowboy" and he wants it to be "automobiles/Route 66" I'm gonna get him to do an inspiration board! Blessings, Tracey

  5. Thanks Tracey! I think a board like this is a great place to start putting ideas together so you have a visual and a place to brainstorm what you want. (And a good way to pitch ideas to Mom and Dad too!) Automobiles sounds fun! Would love to hear how it goes!:)

    Love, Rachel