Thursday, November 8, 2012

New Home Remodel...Room #3 - The Playroom

This is the face of a happy baby who is in love with her new playroom

One of the things I was looking for when house hunting was an area that I could turn into a playroom for my little princess. It was really important for me to have this space so I could create an area where she can play, learn, and grow (& a spot where I could store all her toys).
When we moved into our new home this summer the downstairs was being used as a 4th bedroom:
I called this "the nipple room" because that's the only thing I could think
of to describe the hideous color on the walls of this room.
It quickly became the storage area where we unloaded the moving truck with everything we owned.

Well I can't stand clutter and with Madyson's first birthday approaching this December I knew I was going to need a place for all her new things so the hubby had a lot of work ahead of him...
First off we made a trip to Lowes to pick out a color.
I chose Valspar's Summer Sun for the walls:
I was attempting to make the room gender neutral (in case future baby #2 happens to be a boy) but when I was finished it was clear this room was made for a little princess.
Here are some pictures from the nipple room transformation:

My lil' supervisor


After it was all painted then it was time to decorate!
 I had my sister Shannon create these for me, then my hubby printed them out at work..
a quick trip to Michaels for some frames and we were all set!

I got this wall decal from etsy:

I searched EVERYWHERE for the perfect playmat and found this one on Amazon.
It had GREAT reviews and even though it was pricy it was exactly what I was searching for!

Then for some more wall decor:

I got both this clock & bulletin board from etsy.


When I saw this playhouse @ Pottery Barn Kids I had to get it!

Next we needed a place to store toys & books. I went back online and found storage bins & a book rack for a very reasonable price on Amazon!
Every little girl needs a chair to read her books in...
I got this at Pottery Barn Kids too a while ago and it looked perfect in her new room!
Every playroom needs a table & chairs set as well. This cute little set came from Amazon too:
I always wanted to be an elementary school teacher. I majored in English Education in college but never pursued my dream. I can't wait until Madyson is old enough to "play school" so I can teach her everything I know :) This table will get a lot of use when we start !
I love these animal alphabet cards that I found on etsy.
 I got a clothesline and hung each card up with a
 pastel colored clothespin to match the decor of the room:
I found this cute little rug at Bed Bath & Beyond for only $19.99!
.............AND A DRUM ROLL PLEASE...............

It's so nice to have an area where she will be able to play for years to come !


  1. HAHAHAHA the nipple room? How did I NOT know you called that room the nipple room? Her playroom looks SO great!! I can't wait to have my first tea party there and do some arts and crafts!!! :)

  2. The room came out so nice and girly. Love it! Wish I had a room like that growing up!

  3. That turned out very cute! Looks like fun and I'm sure she will enjoy it! I especially love the wall decal.

  4. I used to LOVE playing school! (no surprise that i'm a teacher I guess!)

    Love your remodel! What a world of difference from the spare bedroom (nipple room, ha!) to what it is now! What an awesome place for your little one to play! I'm sure she loves her new and improved space!

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