A Spoonful of Sugar; Kids Playroom; Guest Project

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 Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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

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

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


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


  7. >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.

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

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

    🙂 Laura

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

  12. >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. 🙂