Alright, I’m calling it…
this playroom is open and ready for business!
It may have taken FOUR months to complete, but I’m glad we didn’t rush it. Sometimes I get an itch to “finish” a room and I just start buying
crap things that I don’t really love…then inevitably I’m ready to redecorate a few months later.
While I’m sure the room will still change and evolve a lot as Arden gets older, I think the basic pieces are ones that we’ll be happy with for awhile. And the best part? I sold the furniture that was originally in this room (not pictured because I failed and forgot to take a true before pic) on Craigslist, and made enough money to cover the majority of the new stuff. All those hours of watching Design on a Dime has finally paid off! Thanks HGTV 😉
So without further ado, here’s a peek into Arden’s fun new space…
This activity wall is my favorite part of the room. It has a magnet board, mirror, chalkboard and a height ruler that my dad made. Hidden in the closet to the left is a bottle of Windex for cleaning tiny fingerprints off the mirror each night 🙂
That chicklet smile. I die…
So I’m kind of obsessed with the Expedit bookshelf from Ikea. I love that you can use bins or drawers–or just leave the cubbies open. The only thing I added was a piece of fabric on the backside to cover the cords from our electronics.
I’m also a big fan of these felt toy bins. They’re cute and injury free…perfect for a rough and tumble baby who literally likes to roll over them.
This wall makes me happy…
I asked Arden what she thought of her new playroom and this was her response…
But seriously, I think she likes it… 🙂
And Hazel? She takes her job of covering the rug in white dog hair VERY seriously…
It makes me smile to picture Arden as a toddler, serving up delicious meals from her play kitchen, doing puzzles on the floor, or snuggling next to me to watch a movie. We are going to play our hearts out in this room and I CAN’T WAIT! 🙂
Shelves: Ikea – Expedit
Arrow Pillow: Target – Threshold Arrow Pillow
Aztec Pillow: Ikea – Lappljung Ruta Cushion Cover
Stag Head Chalkboard Print: Etsy – OliveandBirch
Tissue Pom Poms: Etsy – Paperwhite Designs
Paper Lantern: World Market – Maru 16″ Round Paper Lantern (capri breeze)
Mirror: Ikea – Kolja Mirror
Picture Frames: Ikea
Magnet Board: Purchased at Bluebonnet Festival from Family Matters
Chalkboard – Old picture frame DIY