Although i still have a few little things i want to do, its 98% DONE
Just to remind you, this is what i started with…
Since then, i painted ALL the walls with chalkboard paint (black). I was a little worried at first but it all turned out good because the wall color only goes up about 3/4 and then i have molding to break up the space. Also with the white couch and the bookcase the space is definitely not dark.
The walls were super easy to paint, i did primer the space before with a dark gray primer and then it just took 2 coats of the chalk board paint – i just used a regular roller and it turned out nice and smooth – like a babies butt ;)
do you remember this table?
And these chairs?
And this dresser?
I painted the top of the table blue, bottom half white and then the chairs got a couple coats of red spray paint. The table is the perfect spot for the kids to keep their snacks or to work on puzzles/drawing/coloring. Then the dresser got a coat of blue paint and makes the perfect tv console – it hides all the game equipment. I just took out the top drawer and added a shelf for the DVD and satellite box. I even kept the original hardware – just spray painted it white.
I built this shelf about a year ago when we finished the playroom (this is in our basement). The shelves were just built out of MDF.
I built them just the right size to fit the tin buckets for toys.
Well, that’s pretty much it. All in all it turned out to be a great space for the kids and they are loving writing on the walls. I even go down there and write times table and their chores!
And can i just tell you, i got that couch off the classified for $75, the entire thing is slip covered and will be so great to just take those babies off and throw them in some bleach. I LOVE white slipcovers – i seriously want to marry then :)
I still need to sew the pillows, make some chair cushions, and put some vinyl letters on the tin buckets to organize the toys – later.
I totally think this sums it up….!!!
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