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Kids’ Playroom Reveal

May 2, 2016

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Oh happy day, friends!  It's REVEAL day.  These are my favorite days!  Today I am going to show you the kids' playroom that we created out of a BORING and BEIGE box of a room.  It's full of playroom decor and playroom storage ideas that are sure to inspire you.  PS- There's a complete source list to the items in the room and paint colors at the end of this post :)

Let's start by reviewing what this room looked like when we moved in, shall we?  Only two words come to mind…BORING and DEPRESSING.  It was meant to be a formal room, but we are not a formal family in need of a fancy room :)  When we viewed the house, I knew this room would be perfect for our kids' playroom.  It has FABULOUSLY large casement windows and tons of wonderful natural light, which is ideal for a playroom.  I also love that it has glass french doors that open to our family room.

Phase 1 of the kids' playroom makeover consisted of painting the walls a gorgeous blue color.  We also painted the trim a true white, a nice change from the dated taupe/beige color that it was previously.  Joe also changed all of the electrical outlets and light switches from almond to white–it's shocking what a difference such a small change can make.  I painted the wall to the right of the french doors with magnetic primer and then with a chalkboard top coat, which our twin girls' love.  DISCLAIMER: If I had it to do over again, I would have skipped the magnetic primer.  It was messy and can barely hold a magnetic letter.  Definitely not worth the time or effort, but it was a good idea in theory.

Phase 2 consisted of tearing out the nasty carpet and replaced it with the MOST GORGEOUS hand-scraped laminate (yep, laminate) floors I have ever seen.  You can read all about the laminate floors we chose and WHY we chose laminate floors for our home here.

Phase 3 included building DIY pipe bookshelves and desks, which you can read all about here.  Most recently, we moved the old rug from our family room and loveseat that we used in the girls' nursery when they were babies into the space.  We also added can lights to the room, since the lighting was woefully inadequate (the tutorial for how we did that will be on Remodelaholic soon)!

Enough talking!  Who's ready for some photos????  Here you go!

A kids' playroom doesn't have to be overly cutesy. Love the playroom decor ideas this blogger used!

A kids' playroom doesn't have to be overly cutesy. Love the playroom decor ideas this blogger used!

A kids' playroom doesn't have to be overly cutesy. There are tons of playroom decor options that kids and adults will both love. This room is a great example!

A kids' playroom doesn't have to be overly cutesy. There are tons of playroom decor options that kids and adults will both love. This room is a great example!

A kids' playroom doesn't have to be overly cutesy. There are tons of playroom decor options that kids and adults will both love. This room is a great example!

A kids' playroom doesn't have to be overly cutesy. There are tons of playroom decor options that kids and adults will both love. This room is a great example!

A kids' playroom doesn't have to be overly cutesy. There are tons of playroom decor options that kids and adults will both love. This room is a great example!

A kids' playroom doesn't have to be overly cutesy. There are tons of playroom decor options that kids and adults will both love. This room is a great example!

A kids' playroom doesn't have to be overly cutesy. There are tons of playroom decor options that kids and adults will both love. This room is a great example!
 
Love the kids' playroom ideas in this post! Perfect playroom decor that will grow with the kids and be usable by adults later on!
 
Love the kids' playroom ideas in this post! Perfect playroom decor that will grow with the kids and so much of it can be used by adults later on!
 
Love the kids' playroom ideas in this post! Perfect playroom decor that will grow with the kids and be usable by adults later on!
 
A kids' playroom doesn't have to be overly cutesy. There are tons of playroom decor options that kids and adults will both love. This room is a great example!
 
A kids' playroom doesn't have to be overly cutesy. There are tons of playroom decor options that kids and adults will both love. This room is a great example!
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  1. Sarah says:

    PLEASE fix the artwork- totally not level!

  2. […] had been wanting an ottoman to use in our twin girls’ playroom (which you can learn more about by clicking here) now that they are using their bean bag chairs less, but we didn’t want to spend a bunch of […]

  3. Libby says:

    Where did you find the wall lamps? I’m looking to do these instead of lamps in our play room. Thanks!

  4. erin says:

    This is so adorable! Great ideas!

  5. […] Hey friends!  Just popping in to let you know that I have an AWESOME new tutorial up over on Remodelaholic today.  I am teaching you how to install recessed lights when you have no attic access above the room.  We desperately needed more lighting in our twin girls’ playroom, but with a bedroom directly above it, we thought we were doomed to have to hire a professional that quoted us over $1,000.00 for the job.  After some research, we figured out how to do it ourselves and it turns out it was much easier than we expected.  Click here to head over to Remodelaholic to check it out!  PS- You can also check out the full reveal of our twin girls’ playroom by clicking here. […]

  6. Ashley says:

    What type of laminate did you use?

  7. WOW! This is an amazing room! I love all of it. Thanks for the tip too about the magnetic primer. I have my son’s playroom on my hit list so am going to keep your room in mind as inspiration :)

  8. Liz says:

    Wow! This is such a fantastic room for your kiddos to play and be creative in! I love it all, but the rack of dress up clothes is so precious… :) Beautiful job!

  9. Those dark laminate floors are beautiful, and hard to tell they are laminate. We are also going with laminate in our house because of our dogs, not the kids because our kids are grown now. My absolutely favorite part of the room are the hanging dress up outfits! Not only are they colorful and decorative, but just so adorable hanging there. I know your girls will enjoy this room for years.

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