Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Playroom Makeover!

Luke left on Wednesday to take our youth group on a 3-day ski trip. I joined Pinterest on Wednesday evening after the girls went to bed since I was lonely and bored and everyone said I needed to just bite the bullet and join. As soon as I did, I started to feel the creative juices flowing and decided to take on a project while Luke was away.

We have this awesome little sunroom right off the kitchen that we are using as a playroom. It is perfect because Anna Kate can play in there while I work in the kitchen and I can see her and she can't get into any trouble. Problem is, it's also the room with the back door where we always come in the house (as do our good friends and family) and it was always very disorganized and had nothing as far as decor. Not exactly the most pleasant entry into our house! So I spent Thursday thinking through ideas in my head for what I wanted to do it, but didn't get to actually start on it until Friday afternoon. Luke was coming back Saturday, so I needed to work fast, but with the help of my mom and dad, we got it all done! Here are some before and after pics!



And some close-ups of all the new features:

Cafe curtain

Yes, I made it myself! Luke got me a book for Christmas called "One-Yard Wonders" that has over a hundred different projects you can do with a sewing machine and one yard of fabric! Thanks mom for helping me learn to make a ruffle!

Toy shelf with canvas baskets

Special thanks goes to Dad for putting together the shelf...and for going back to Walmart at 9pm to get a new one when we opened up the first one and saw that it was broken! Oh, and the picture doesn't show it very well, but the back of the shelf is a cute white with pink polka dot fabric.

Wall plaques handpainted by my mom and me

I love these...what a great reminder to me of how even playtime can be a time where I train up my girls in the way that they should go!

Dress-up area

The picture is just a framed piece of fabric and then we wrote on the glass with a dry-erase marker! If you can't read it, it is Psalm 45:11: "The King is enthralled with your beauty."

So, we did, in fact, finish our little project before Luke got home, and he was definitely surprised! Anna Kate was so excited to see her daddy and show him her new playroom (she keeps saying "Oh Wow!" every time she walks in). This is how she sat for 15 minutes waiting for him to drive up.

We sure missed Luke, but at least we had a project to keep us busy while he was away!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice play room. The dress up area is my fave!