We made our big move cross-country and survived (though barely) and I am now happy to say that after two and a half months, we've got ONE COMPLETE room that I am thrilled with. Seriously, it's my favorite room so far in our house - it's colorful, it's bright and it has tons of character. Yes - it's a bit girly but c'mon, we're a house full of girls. AND, if you dig in some of those toy cubbies you'll find some matchbox cars and trucks - promise. :)
|welcome! the bonus room/F.R.O.G. (family room over garage) is on our second floor and has french doors to either lock in our monkeys or 'hide' the mess!|
|Polka dot wall decals found here! They are from LookSugar on Etsy and wow - so easy to put up! I used a ruler and a level and went through making marks with a pencil every two feet to get the grid then went back and put up each circle. A little time consuming but WORTH it. My 4 year old even helped put up some of the circles! LOVE the effect and one of my favortie elements in the room!|
This is a couch we've had FOREVER. There's always a lot of talk about 'do we get rid of it?' BUT then we find ways to use it in our homes and it stays. Really, it's pretty comfortable and down the road I might get a slipcover for it but for now - it works!
ESPECIALLY since I added these cute pillows and blankets! Lots of bright colors but I love the turquoise/yellow combo. The chevron and daisy prints were found at JoAnn's:
|The floral print pillow was made using two napkin from World Market. The afghan an fun and fabulous thrift store find!|
|The "I am a child of God" printable was found here.|
I had lots of fun using found items and pictures as wall decor in this space. The "R" and "D" used to be in our bedroom but spray painted gold, they have new pizazz! The "You are my sunshine" print was found on Etsy here, the hoop art was newly made and re-purposed and the pink/coral display shelf is a wooden divider that packaged some toys at one point.
I loved this idea when I originally saw it online here, clipboards to hang and change out artwork! Are you kidding me? GENIUS!!!!! Also genius? The people who make Command hooks!!! I used them a LOT in this space so there'd be less mess to deal with next time we move.... My poor husband filled a thousand holes in our last house because I just hung pictures with whatever nail I could get my hands on - sometimes that meant decking nails. Oops! Lesson learned!
|GREAT inspiration girl quotes found here!|
Ugh, the dress up clothes! When I first had girls I loved the idea of having them play dress up - then they did actually start playing dress up and I realized what a pain in the keester it was! I believe we own 10 tutus and countless crowns, beaded necklaces and quite a few Disney princess dresses which are currently in shreds because my oldest often insists on wearing them to the park, grocery store and many other locations. :) I was desperate to figure out a way to store everything!
At our old house I did have a few wall hooks but not enough and all the dress up clothes ended up in two large baskets. A good idea? You'd think BUT not if someone wanted a dress at the very bottom of the basket! Then EVERY SINGLE ITEM in that basket was crazily thrown out of said basket everywhere around the room. (sigh). I needed more hooks and a cubby system! SO.... more hooks purchased at Target (5 to be exact that each have two hooks) and a cube storage with fabric baskets to hold shoes, accessories, crowns and hats. As we like to say in our house: "NAILED IT!"
|the gold mirror was a clearance find at Hobby Lobby and used to be painted with stripes - now it's a lovely and 'REGAL' gold! Perfect for my princesses!|
|so far it works.... talk to me again in a few months. :)|
|Lots of storage for legos and bristle blocks, and a fun gallery wall featuring artwork found around the house, more clipboards with quotes and fabric bunting. There are SO many amazing free printables available on the Internet - just do a search via Pinterest for 'printables'.|
A very fun new addition to our playroom this year is this teepee! I think I'm the most excited in the family about it but that's ok. I know the girls will play with it more once they realize how fun it is to hide in! :)
Thanks for taking a tour of our fun new play space!
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