Sunday, January 19, 2014

Project 9: Kid's Playroom

I LOVE that our house has a space we're using as a playroom off of the kitchen -- it allows our daughter to have a personal space where she can hang out with friends. She's close enough where I can keep an eye on her, yet all of her toys and such are out of sight from the rest of the house.  Awe-some!!

At some point, this was part of a garage/master bedroom/office addition.  The former owners used this as their TV room -- for us, this room is all about our daughter's favorite things:  her play kitchen, her big table for coloring, her dress up bin, and of course...all of her artwork on display.  We wanted to keep the design simple, so it could grow with her.

Shot from CMLS listing.  You can see the great features: adorable round window + french doors

For this room, we went with a color scheme of seaglass blue, navy, and coral:

The paint job and new carpeting worked miracles -- the room looked so much brighter & bigger. But...hmmm - a little drab.  I'm going to need to tweak a bit.  Ugh...and that blah-blah light fixture is just awful.  Adding to the project to-do the list...

Attempt #1...BORING!

Back to the drawing board to find inspiration.  And then I saw it - a fantastic sheet set in a Garnet Hill catalog that was blue, hot pink, and coral. Perfect!  I always think hot pink accents make a room (much to the contrary of hubby).'s the new & improved color scheme:

I'm totally loving this color scheme!  Sheets are a super-affordable way to make curtains (upholstery and curtain fabric is SO overpriced!)  And don't be intimidated about sewing, if you've never tried it.  If you can draw a straight (or somewhat-straight) line, then you can sew a some-what straight line.  Or there are a ton of tutorials online for making no-sew curtains.  Window treatments can make a room -- one of my favorite ways to inject color and pattern into a space.

OK...I have a lot of work ahead. Stay tuned to see the results!

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