Friday, August 3, 2012

The Makings of a Playroom!

When we moved into the our new house, I think the room I was most excited to decorate was Harper's playroom/my office. It was a funky layout, I planned to make it super colorful & of course couldn't wait to paint a chalkboard wall! I am so happy with the progress so far & wanted to share a few pictures!


In the background there you see Harper's soon-to-be growth chart! Saw the idea on pinterest of course & I think there is a similar one at Pottery Barn, so we decided to make our own! I will post before & after pics with a tutorial once it is finished. You can hardly see it, but the bottom is "ombre-d" with gold glitter paint! :)


A colorful tissue garland, simple desk & chair from Ikea and colorful accessories were everything I had in mind! I also stole the rug from Harper's room while we wait for another one to come in the mail. It is from Home Decorators Collection and I wish I could have one in every room!


Some organization on a shelving unit from Ikea, Crate & Barrel baskets that I have all over the house & more accessories on the side wall. This is where I will eventually hang a colorful gallery wall & house all of Harper's toys.



Pillows & a blanket on the floor for Harper to get her roll on! Also, there are two small pocket doors that go into the alcoves of where the garage is. I have a million ideas of what I want to eventually do with these, hoping to turn them into little playhouses & maybe even a toy "bakery" complete with an awning one day! Good thing my husband is a handyman! :)


I also printed one of my favorite etsy prints to hang in the room! If anyone is interested in purchasing this for your fun playroom or nursery - I wanted to offer the digital OWLPHABET print at a discounted price of only $10 in my etsy shop! :) This price will be good for the entire month of August! 


More to come as we make more progress (and probably paint more chalkboard walls!) all around the house! 

42 comments:

  1. Just love every little bit of it!! :)

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  2. So fun! You should make a mini chalk board for Harper when she gets a little older! Kiddos could use it to play school ;]

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  3. I actually make custom growth charts! I can make any design! Let me know if you are interested!! You can email me at alexiscavazos@gmail.com

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  4. Love the chalkboard wall and can't wait to see your spin on the growth chart. Pinned the same idea, but would love to see how you bling it out ;)

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  5. Wow it looks amazing! You did such a great job! ;)

    Marissa
    www.thesimpleswan.blogspot.com
    A Fashion, Beauty, and Mommy Blog

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  6. it looks adorable already! I can only imagine all the fun holiday themes your going to do on your chalkboard!! You have the best handwriting...mine would like a 5 year old did it!

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  7. Did you make the tissue paper garland?

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  8. Love the look so far! You are seriously so talented when it comes to your lovely handwritting! Girl you should go into business with that talent!! (or are you?) Please do my wedding invites in the future! ha. :)

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  9. Love all of your posts and have loved following your story. Your decorating style is killer! You make me so excited for decorating my own place one day very soon. Can't wait to see more rooms of your home that you share!

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  10. did you buy the tissue garland?? or did you make that? can you post a tutorial??

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  11. The chalkboard wall is amazing! Love all the pops of color :)

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  12. beautiful! love it

    I've been documenting my pregnancy through chalkboards inspired by you ;)

    www.becomingthebarrs.com

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  13. GOOD JOB! CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THE FINISHING PRODUCT!

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  14. yay, i've been waiting to see photos of the new home!! I saw a rug VERY similiar same color & feel at Tj maxx for 60$, there were like three of them!! All really big!!! I wanted on in black, but we haven't had any luck just got one from IKEA for now.

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  15. What a cute quote for a playroom! love it!

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  16. I have a lot of those crate & barrel baskets too, they are the best! This is such a cute space, LOVE it! :) & love your chalkboard wall, I can't wait until I can do one in my home. Excited to see the finished product :)

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  17. I look at this room and it's gorgeous! but if I had any of those things in the room with my 11 month old twins, it would be in the biggest mess. They can make a mess out of anything tho. If they taste something they don't like, they actually spit it on the floor and play in it, it's just a handful! but good job! It's such a lovely room!

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  18. So darling! What a special space for momma and baby :)

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  19. Everything looks great so far. I'm loving all the small pops of color. And I wish I knew how to write on a chalkboard like you. I'm uber jealous.

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  20. I love that you are so persistent with your blogs! If this was around when I was a child, I would LOVE to be reading all about what my mother was going through. I only hope that I'm able to do the same. I once kept a workout blog.. that lasted about a week. ;)

    But, thank you so much for sharing! I told my sister in law about your pregnancy chalkboard (thankfully she didn't use it so I can now!) Looking forward to more of your great ideas!

    Your little girl is beautiful!!!

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  21. Where is your patio furniture ftom??

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  22. Love the ikea storage table. Can you link it?

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  23. as someone with the handwriting of a 6th grade boy, I so envy your stunning hand-lettering. What a fun talent to have!

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  24. Looks awesome! Love that Ikea table with the baskets. Do you know what it's called? I have been looking for something similar and I imagine its reasonable there. Can't seem to find it on their website.

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  25. I would like to follow you on Pinterest but I can't seem to find you! Can you/or someone send me the link!?

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  26. You did a great job!
    I am also interested in your white table. You said Ikea right? I need a table like that for my mudroom.
    -Thank You!
    Heidi

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  27. LOVE IT! Every bit of it is adorable and I would do anything to have your PERFECT handwriting!!! Can't wait to see more :)

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  28. totally love the chalkboard wall!! xo
    can't wait to see more pics!

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  29. I love the garland- bought or made?

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  30. Do you free-hand your chalkboard messages? It's always so nice and neat!

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  31. I love the custom prints and the chalkboard wall... chalkboards make me just swoooon! xo

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  32. What brand of paint did you use for the chalkboard paint? Would love to know!

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  33. Please post my info about the growth chart! I want to make one soon and need some good ideas! Love your blog! It has inspired me with mine.

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  34. What kind of chalk do you use for your chalkboards? The colors are so vibrant!

    Love your blog!

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  35. i think someone said this earlier..but what is the name of that ikea table?? i want to use one like that for a changing table but cant find it!! :(

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  36. Idea for inside of small pockethttp://pinterest.com/pin/75224256247013884/ door

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  37. Awesome! I love a chalkboard wall:)

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  38. Where did you purchase the rainbow garland? Or did you make it?

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  39. So cute! Love your ideas. ...and beautiful house! :-)

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  40. Just curious if you remember the name of the white shelving unit from IKEA ? I ♡ it !!!

    By the way, I ♡ your blog & have been following from Day One of the Baby Garvin chalkboard. I look at least 5 times a day for a new post (obsessed much-ha!!).

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