I am so excited! I finally "finished" our play room! I say finished like that, because, lets be honest it will probably change, but that's the fun part of decorating! And I am still in search of something big and fun for the empty wall - I have some ideas in my mind and want something old, so finding it is the hard part! :)
I wanted a space in our home for the kids to just be kids, you know the "wild & free" type of kids! :) I love that we have this space right off the kids' bedrooms and upstairs, we have an open railing so I can see them and hear them (not always a good thing) from the main floor. They have a space that they can go and pull out every toy they want and I can keep the main floor less of a toy mess (although as I write this, there is a pile of legos on the kitchen table).
We are the mean parents that did not add any tv hook up options in the kids' rooms (but at the rate technology is changing tv will probably be completely wireless by the time we have teenagers). We did; however, put a small tv with a dvd player in the playroom. It's a fun spot to do family movie nights, hence the couch in the playroom.
I got this beautiful buffet and had no where that it would work on the main floor, but it fit perfectly under the tv upstairs. I did not want the tv to be the main focus of the wall. so around the tv I added fun shelves (from Target), the arrows were the perfect color (from Hobby Lobby), I got each of the kids their initial (from Hobby Lobby) and I made the rhino heads - a boy and a girl, one for each kid (I just thought they would be fun)!
I bought the couch from a friend. She already had the cover on it, which is perfect since it is a kids' area and I knew it wouldn't stay clean. I want to get a new cover, I'm thinking yellow or green, but haven't found the right one yet. The sign was one I made when I was pregnant with my baby girl - both kids were going to be in 1 room, so I needed something that worked with my very boy room decor that was a little girlier and I still love this sign.
There you have it, our playroom! Plenty of room for the whole family to spread out and play or watch movies (not on the couch, haha!). This is exactly what I wanted for this room!
I hope that you liked this room too!
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My baby girl is getting "old'! Haha! Well, she will be 3 this summer!
She decided that no crib could hold her (she was way too young when she started climbing out), so we made the crib into a toddler bed and started planning what to do for her "big girl bed".
My first thought for her bed was a pretty 4 post bed, when I got on pinterest I found "house beds" that I loved. So I showed my husband a picture and he got to work!
I absolutely love that he can build pretty much anything I want! I did a paint wash on it - 50% paint and 50% water - there was not as much wood grain showing as I was hoping, so I quickly grabbed a rag and wiped it off as I painted. I love how it turned out. I added the lantern lights on the bed for a night light, they were one of those random finds in the Target dollar section, although, they were $3 and I bought 2.
I love all colors and bright pops of colors are the best! So I painted the her room really dark (Intellectual by Behr) that way the bright colors would stand out against the dark walls. Her wall hanging (I found that at At Home), her drapes (I got from Target) and her hanging flags (I made them) are all bright and beautiful by themselves but are so fun together!
A child's room should be fun, right?
We have one "blank" wall under the flags, but I want a dresser there & just haven't found "the one" yet, so this is how it will be for now!
She is a lucky girl with a double closet and I made the bottom half of the second closet a dress up spot. She is a girly-girl - she loves shoes, shopping and tu-tus. I painted this mirror (from Ikea) and hung it in the closet. I put a bin (from the Dollar Store, score!) to hold her shoes and non-hangable dress up stuff. I had the butterflies from a home I staged and decided that they NEEDED to be in her dress up area! :)
I think this room turned out perfectly "Myla"!
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He requested a black room, it is his favorite color and he wanted his room like the bat cave. We didn't want his room to be an actual cave, so we talked him into Intellectual by Behr. It is dark enough that he still calls it black, but the dark gray will grow up with him and looks great with the white trim.
We had a "blank" canvas!
I DIY-ed the super hero pictures you see hanging above the bed out of Good Will t-shirts.
I made a "fort" under the bed and added Christmas lights and some paper lanterns.
I made the cityscape shelf & hooks.
I made the outlet switch plate covers as well.
I also covered cork board squares in a fun comic book fabric.
My super boy loves his room! I hope that you liked it too!
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May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. My parents did foster care as I was growing up, and thanks to Facebook - I can still stay in touch with some of my foster brothers and sisters. My sister and brother-in-law did foster care for a time and I have friends that do foster care and friends who are social workers. I also have 5 siblings that were adopted out of foster care! As you can tell, foster care is VERY close to my heart.
The families that do foster care are amazing people. Yes, they get paid, but lets be honest, it is not much. These children in foster care are children that need love, a home, a place to feel safe, something that all children need, but due to circumstances these children cannot get it from their parents at this time. A lot of time there is healing and extra love that is needed for these kids, which can take a lot of work and time on the foster parent(s)/family. So to foster families, parents and social workers out there THANK YOU! You are amazing, by opening your home and loving another you are changing their world for the better.
I have heard people use "foster kid" in a mean way - meaning that they are less than other kids and because they are "foster kids" they must be bad kids. It is so sad to me, because they are KIDS, just like my kids and your kids. They have the whole world at their finger tips, they just need love and guidance to get thru it - just like all of us.
My first experience with foster care as an adult, was when my sister and brother-in-law got their first placement. They had 2 brothers (I think 4 and 6 yrs old) move in, they were the cutest, most fun boys (the oldest did have some anger issues). I went to meet these boys and fell in love almost immediately! My nephew was only about 9 months old, so the only toys in the house were baby toys. I noticed that the boys only had a few clothes and not much to speak of for toys. I dragged Derek to the store and loaded up a cart with as many things that I thought little boys would like - games, balls, toys. (I say loaded up a cart, but lets be honest, I didn't have much of a budget for random toy buying :-) ) When we brought the toys over the next day and stayed to play soccer, there was such a feeling of joy from these boys that these were THEIR toys. It hit me fairly hard, I always had toys growing up and never noticed that need when we had a new foster brother or sister move in. These kids just wanted something to be THEIRS.
All that being said, with this month being Foster Care Awareness Month, I am dedicating this month to all things kids! :) And I wanted to use my little platform here to say, if you have a heart for kids, think about how you could get involved, as a foster parent, a mentor, or a friend to a foster child or family. And if you have toys or clothes that are not needed in your home, but are still good, donate them! Locally in Michigan we have a great thing called the Foster Care Closet, they collect donations and give them to foster families/kids! http://www.fosterclosetofmichigan.org/ And I am sure there are others like it all around the country. Also, say a prayer for the families with children in foster care, the families who do foster care and the children who are in foster care.
Sorry no design pictures today, but stay tuned for some fun kid's design!
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I'm Megan. A wife, a mother of 2 and a home/interior design consultant. I love creating beautiful spaces and beautiful things. Just trying to figure this whole thing out! ;)