Playroom reveal – drumroll please…..!!!

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Although i still have a few little things i want to do, its 98% DONE

Just to remind you, this is what i started with…

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Since then, i painted ALL the walls with chalkboard paint (black).  I was a little worried at first but it all turned out good because the wall color only goes up about 3/4 and then i have molding to break up the space.  Also with the white couch and the bookcase the space is definitely not dark.


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The walls were super easy to paint, i did primer the space before with a dark gray primer and then it just took 2 coats of the chalk board paint – i just used a regular roller and it turned out nice and smooth – like a babies butt ;)

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do you remember this table?

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And these chairs?

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And this dresser?

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I painted the top of the table blue, bottom half white and then the chairs got a couple coats of red spray paint.  The table is the perfect spot for the kids to keep their snacks or to work on puzzles/drawing/coloring.  Then the dresser got a coat of blue paint and makes the perfect tv console – it hides all the game equipment.  I just took out the top drawer and added a shelf for the DVD and satellite box.  I even kept the original hardware – just spray painted it white.

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I built this shelf about a year ago when we finished the playroom (this is in our basement).  The shelves were just built out of MDF. 
I built them just the right size to fit the tin buckets for toys.

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Well, that’s pretty much it.  All in all it turned out to be a great space for the kids and they are loving writing on the walls.  I even go down there and write times table and their chores!

And can i just tell you, i got that couch off the classified for $75, the entire thing is slip covered and will be so great to just take those babies off and throw them in some bleach.  I LOVE white slipcovers – i seriously want to marry then :)

I still need to sew the pillows, make some chair cushions, and put some vinyl letters on the tin buckets to organize the toys – later.

I totally think this sums it up….!!!


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I have linked up to

Funky Junk Interiors

The Twice remembered Cottage

Cottage Instincts

Between Naps on the Porch

The Girl Creative

Making the World Cuter


The DIY Show Off

The DIY Show Off

A Soft Place to Land

Pink and Polka Dot – slip cover party

Pink and Polka Dot

Tatertots and Jello – weekend wrap-up party

44 replies
  1. Fiona
    Fiona says:

    Wow, the playroom looks awesome! All of those projects look like a lot of work. The chalkboard walls are my favorite part. Great job!

  2. Becolorful
    Becolorful says:

    Love this. I am thinking of doing the chalkboard thing in an area of our house that we call the bottle neck. I love how you didn't take this all the way up. Giving the eye a place to rest. Thanks for sharing

  3. Anna
    Anna says:

    what a great room! I really love that pedestal table, really everything else about the room too! My kids would love those chalkboard walls.

  4. My House of Giggles
    My House of Giggles says:

    I love what you've done with the playroom!!! Great job! I just painted a chalkboard wall in my kitchen and i'm loving it :) Glad I stumbled into your blog! Feel free to come and visit… :)

    Looking forward to more posts!


  5. ~*~ saskia ~*~
    ~*~ saskia ~*~ says:

    The chalkboard paint is marvelous. I have a purple chalkboard wall in my kitchen… Love it, especially the kids love it!! Your playroom looks so so cozy! Off to read some of your past posts…
    Have a great day!

  6. The Real Me!
    The Real Me! says:

    That is a fabulous play room. I wish we could designate a room for that cause I would so be getting me some chalkboard paint!
    Wonderful job.

  7. sweet european dreams
    sweet european dreams says:

    Amazing job!!! This motivates me to get SOMETHING (anything!) on my major to-do list done. Oh, and great blog page!

  8. Brenda
    Brenda says:

    I love chalk paint…what fun to have it everywhere in your playroom – great job..would love to hang out there with the kids!!!

  9. Kelli @ RTSM
    Kelli @ RTSM says:

    That is such a cute playroom! I bet your kiddos love it! The chalkboard paint is such a great idea! I wonder if I could talk my hubby into painting our playroom like that?!? I love the shelves too!

  10. elise
    elise says:

    i really love the chalkboard paint and am thinking of using it but was wondering if your kids get chalk everywhere? it seems like it would be really messy…. i have a 3 year old so i'm trying to figure it out before i'm committed! thanks, the whole room looks amazing!!!

  11. Kim@Simply Domestic
    Kim@Simply Domestic says:

    I think the room looks wonderful! Great idea using the dresser with the missing drawer. Fabulous job!! Glad I found your blog!

  12. Jessica Hills
    Jessica Hills says:

    Wow you did an amazing job on that room, and your blog is SO cute! I really love it. Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

  13. jenjen
    jenjen says:

    Your playroom is so beautiful. I am so jealous – I love it!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party! I really appreciate it!


  14. Becca
    Becca says:

    I love this room! I have wanted to do chalkboard walls in my playroom ever since I saw it in pottery barn. Is your floor carpet or something else? And I thought this would be cute for your tins, you could make labels using fridge letter magnets to spell "toys" or whatever. Wouldn't that be cute?

  15. Shaunna
    Shaunna says:

    This is WON-DER-FUL!! We're in the process of renovating our attic and one room will be a playroom–so yours was the first link I clicked (on shabby chic cottage). Love your creativity (and fab styling), so I'm a new follower! I've posted pics of our unfinished playroom on my blog-come give me some tips! -shaunna :)

  16. Gina
    Gina says:

    You're brave! I would never be brave enough to have a white sofa in a play room. Not even a white slipcover. And I love white sofas too. :)

  17. barbara@hodge:podge
    barbara@hodge:podge says:

    Wow, I really like this room. The chalkboard paint really makes the room.

    I think I might just have to follow you and see what else you have up your sleeve!

  18. Shaunna
    Shaunna says:

    Ok, I know I've already commented, but I wanted to tell you that I'm featuring your playroom on my blog tomorrow for my Sat Shout Out–check tomorrow to see! -shaunna :)

  19. Tara
    Tara says:

    Your playroom is FANTASTIC!!! I would have been afraid to use so much black paint but the chalkboard walls are FABULOUS!!!

  20. Shannon Rodriguez
    Shannon Rodriguez says:

    Have you thought about using the chalkboard paint to make labels for your tin buckets? I've seen those done on coffee mugs, canisters, everything. Love your blog!

  21. sharla@mylittlegems
    sharla@mylittlegems says:

    I'm dying over this cute playroom and I absolutely love it!! And I also love love your laundry room! We just got a new W/D and were wondering how in the world we would ever store the laundry! You have brillant ideas and thanks so much for sharing!

  22. Stacy's Designs 88
    Stacy's Designs 88 says:

    Wow! Love the redo on the set of drawers now an entertainment center. That is so ingenious! Love the entire room. Are you running out of rooms to redo? Hope not. Can't wait to see your next post.


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