Welcome to the final week (week 8) of the One Room Challenge – when you get to see all the final reveals of these bloggers’ spaces.
There is no week 7 because I had no updates to share! I was hoping for a braided rug addition but it just didn’t work out in time, unfortunately.
Before we get into the final reveal, let’s take a quick look at what this playroom looked like before.
Not very exciting, was it? The room was lacking good storage for toys, color and an organized art table for my kids. Overall it was just very bland. No character or charm!
Playroom Makeover Reveal
And here is the final reveal!
UPDATE: This playroom had a new upgrade which you can see here.
We already had most of the other accessories in this room, so it was just a matter of finding their rightful homes in this playroom. Hopefully, that new braided rug will make its way in here soon.
I linked everything for this room below (including some similar finds that I DIY’ed.)
The artwork above the TV console and the horse print on the other wall is from my own vintage print shop. I had them printed at Walgreens for less than $20 and already had the frames. And the two fabric buntings were handmade.
One wall called for more of a statement piece of art and I love this hip-hop print that I got from Etsy and had printed at Walgreens.
To soften the windows a bit and add some more complimentary colors, I chose these deep navy velvet drapes from IKEA. They are inexpensive but don’t look or feel that way.
I reused our existing toy cube storage and reorganized it a bit. It took a lot of decluttering but it feels nice to only have toys in here that my kids actually play with. I stacked some of their favorite books on top and bought a cute bubble lamp from Target. It has a built-in dimmer for cozy movie nights!
One of the projects I tackled during this challenge was making my kids a toy box. This room was lacking color but also warmth, texture, and charm. I definitely wanted to bring in more of those beautiful wood tones. This toy box is on castor wheels, so my kids can pull it around the room wherever they want!
Now about this art table. I used the existing kids playroom table and got rid of the old chairs. The stools feel much more charming and fit the table better. I organized their art supplies so now it’s easy for them to grab paper, stickers, and markers. We occasionally eat lunch up here at the art table as a treat!
I DIY’ed a wood stool for their art table and scored another vintage stool from the thrift store. The third stool is a HomeGoods find. When I say I tried to save money – I really mean it! The stools not only serve as little seats for the art table but they’re also side tables for when they eat snacks next to their chairs.
Ideally, I want a sectional couch in this room. But since we are trying to do this all on a budget – I ended up sewing two bean bag chairs. (These bean bag chairs from Serena and Lily were my inspiration!) My heart skips a beat every time I walk in and see them sitting in their cozy bean bag chairs – I’m just feeling so happy that they actually use them!
I didn’t have a huge budget for this playroom. I DIY’ed through a lot of the projects and reused what I could. The major impact was getting some color in here. I just love this wall color – it’s Stardew by Sherwin Williams. I used my kids own art for the gallery wall and repainted the black gallery frames white.
And – that’s a wrap for this makeover!
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