A Spoonful of Sugar; Kids Playroom; Guest Project

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Londen from Sixty-Fifth Avenue also sent this pottery barn inspired kids playroom.  I think it looks great, here is what she did:

We were starting to be taken over by toys in the living room so a playroom was definitely in order. After looking for inspiration for the design, I found one in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog. Forget inspiration at this point, I loved everything about it and knew I wanted to recreate it but on a budget. 

This was my inspiration picture….
And this was the small room I had to work with.
I was not looking forward to painting over those dark walls. I read that the Aura paint by Benjamin Moore would be perfect for this project and it was. It covered the dark paint with 2 coats and no primer! It was awesome!

Next I commissioned my sweet husband to paint the trees and a few birds. I showed him this picture and he went to work.

Pottery barn was charging $100.00 for one decal!

 My handy Dad built a couple of bookcases for the room. This was his first time building furniture and they turned out great! These were a perfect first project because I was painting them. I only needed three tubes of caulk! Just kidding, only two! Love ya Dad!

There is a closet on the side wall so the bookshelves are not centered.

This dream house lived in the playroom until Santa brought the little one her very own train table. She is Thomas the trains #1 fan for over 2 years running. My dad to the rescue made the table.

On the other wall I made this butterfly art with a punch and a bunch of old magazines. I bent the wings a bit to give it a three dimensional look.

I really love that butterfly magazine art, that is awesome.
What do you all love the most? 

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Cassity started Remodelaholic with her husband, Justin, to share their love for knocking out walls together. She is an interior designer, wife, and mother of two. She and Justin have remodeled three homes from top to bottom and are working on their fourth. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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Comments

  1. Nikki says

    >I love the trees and birds that your husband painted…those were awesome…and i can't imagine how much money you saved!!!

  2. Katy says

    >your husband is fantastic!!
    My favorite is that butterfly art though — that is such a cool idea.

  3. Beautifully Inspired says

    >WOW!! That is wonderful! I love everything you did! Great Job and thanks for sharing your creativity.

    Nicole

  4. House Queen says

    >First of all….EVERYTHING rocks!!! Your hubby did amazing work!!! I have to say, however, that I am CRAZY about the butterfly art!!! I may have to do something like that for my boys…maybe not butterflies though…they might no appreciate that like I do…Hey…don't be surprised if I feature you on my blog soon…I have to show off what you have done!!! Have a fab weekend girl!

  5. Jen (and her men) says

    >This the the cutest room and I'm so impressed by your ability to make it look like the inspiration room!! Will your hubby come paint at my house :) AWESOME!!

  6. ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie says

    >A stunning room! Kudos to hubby for his painting! And that butterfly art? Genious!!

    Amy

  7. angelina says

    >i love it all. it looks so inviting:: well done, i 'd love to do something like this. a room all their own, just for play.
    xxx

  8. amanda says

    >Love, love, love the paper butterflies! That is such a great idea. I'll have to look for a butterfly punch.

  9. Laura PARING DOWN says

    >I agree. I love the butterflies the most, but I HEART that your sweetie painted those beautiful pieces on the wall.

    :) Laura

  10. Bookworm's Lunchbox says

    >I love the whole thing, but the butterfly art is pretty cool. I was thinking that could be done with other punches. Hmmm. The Ideas are spinning. Love you CAss!!

  11. Shel at Dreamy Nest says

    >Gosh – I love it all! The butterfly art – the tree and the birds. Love it!!

  12. mrs.pabody says

    >Wow – it looks awesome! Your husband should start a painting business. . . or with that skill level he probably already is an artist!!! I love your blog. :)

  13. Angel says

    >This is just gorgeous! I loved those PBK trees too and her husband did a fabulous job painting them.

  14. Meghan says

    >Now I wish I had a little girl! Amazing, beautiful and at one point scrolling down I had no idea it was your room vs the PB room! Wonderful job!!

  15. Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue says

    >Storibook Designs~
    I have never seen Dallas's work. I will be checking her out, thanks!!

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