This is the kid's playroom .... it was painted YEL-LOW because that is absolutely what I could not live without. Seriously, we have been in this house for a little over 3 yrs and we have nearly completely renovated the whole darn thing (on a BUDGET I might add).
Anyway, it is beach themed ~ and yes, I know those are silk hydrangeas up top - not very beachy, huh? There is nothing wrong with your computer monitor ~ those blue marks are because I ran out of paint and the quart of paint that I bought was not exact, so you could see where I painted over it. I hated it, but we had SO much going on in the rest of the house, this would have to wait.
This is the playroom today ~ amazing what cold medicine can make you do. I had the whole dang thing done in a day and NEVER RAN OUT OF ENERGY!! I painted it "Sea Sand" (appropriate, huh?) and wallpapered the bottom a faux grasscloth (cheeeeeaappp) and even cheaper when using a gift card! Paint was left over from the guest bathroom that is very near this room. Also, this is only a 3 wall room, it's the typical "Children's Retreat" often placed in David Weekly homes. We love it. I wanted to make it more kid friendly ..... make it a true "retreat" for them.
We trimmed out the window and kept the chair railing that was up. I insisted on using the same curtains and other decor that was in the room. A lot of it is sentimental to me for reasons that would probably be dumb to you, BUT I wanted to keep them and yes, they DO match. There are MANY different colors in the fabric and it is called "Cabana" -- again, appropriate!! My problem is decorating and furniture arrangement and THIS my friends, is where my contest comes in to play!
This wall ...... what do I put there? A shelf? Shelves? I do have some beautiful beach portraits of the kids that I would like to incorporate. There are 3 of them in black and white. I would also like to use 2 large pictures ~ see below ~ those can be placed on either side of the window as well, but I'm keeping my options open on them.
This is the other side of the room - it's about 8x10 with just the 3 walls. The other wall houses a LARGE PBK white bookcase,tv set, that has most of their toys and a tv, with the wii, DVD, etc. I was thinking of placing a kid's club chair in that corner, maybe a computer armoire in the other corner (that would FIT and is made for a corner) and then possibly a window seat/bench in between the two. I'd like to throw in a couple bean bag chairs or some LARGE floor pillows.
*** The white doors are LARGE cabinet doors that a friend of ours (who happens to make custom cabinets for a living) made for us. They were free and VERY welcomed. Cover up 2 LARGE - what used to be - wall units. They are VERY deep and hold lots and lots of stuff. ***
*** This desk is going away eventually and the computer will be moved to a corner computer armoire *** If that helps any of you to envision what I'm talking about here.
So send me your suggestions! I'm offering up a $25 gift card to a store of YOUR CHOICE (so long as I can get it online) for your suggestions. Link me to your blog and I'll give you another entry! I will use a Random Drawing to pick the winner, but all you have to do to enter is LEAVE ME A SUGGESTION or DESIGN TIP of what I should do in this room, including furniture placement, what to put on the walls, etc etc etc. It's a beach theme room and ties in with the other parts of the house and my kids are 4 and 6.
Contest will end Saturday, January 31!