Saturday, December 26, 2009

Playroom Makeover!

It all started with this mirror.

I found it out on the curb a couple houses down from ours.  I wasn't sure what to do with it at first.  Then I had an idea.  How about a dress up mirror?  Oh, and while we are doing that, we might as well redo the whole playroom, right?!!  And that's what we did.  Here are our before and afters.

PLAYROOM BEFORE


PLAYROOM AFTER
 
We hung a tension shower curtain rod and some curtains to create a fun entrance (I think this might be my daughter's favorite part!)


The dress up mirror has some vinyl words on it, as well as rope lights and a feather boa.  We hung hooks on both sides of the mirror to hang costumes up.  



Here's the cute little table and chairs where they can "create"


The "magnet board" is just a piece of sheet metal screwed into the wall.  The magnets are small toys of my kiddos that I hot glued a magnet to the back of (we seem to have tons of these random small toys around).



Oh, and a mirror ball just for fun (or if I want to have a late night dance party :)




We did almost all of it on Christmas Eve night, after the kids were in bed.  We left it as one last surprise after we ate breakfast and they LOVED IT!!!  Oh, and Santa brought lots of fun dress-up costumes too!








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26 comments:

Michelle said...

That came out adorably!!! What a fun room!

Its So Very Cheri said...

What a GREAT surprise.

I hope your day was filled with lots of wonderful memories

Cheri

Jamie said...

It all looks great! Such a fun room and I Love that you made it a Christmas surprise!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

The dress-up mirror is adorable. Nice work!

Live.Teach.Create said...

I think this is an amazing idea and what a great thing for Santa to bring for the kids!

Wendi said...

You are probably the most creative person I know, Lynette!!! I only have one question...can we come play?

DOEHLER DAYS said...

What a wonderul Christmas surprise! Great job!

Sarah said...

Great job! God's blessings, Sarah :D

Bloggy Mama said...

So amazing!!! I am totally wanting a playroom... want want want. Wow!

Ocean said...

Looks great! Looks like it's a really fun room!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

give a girl a mirror......

Kelly said...

Such a wonderful and fun room. ~Kelly

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Kelly said...

Great playroom! I am planning a playroom redo as well, I love the dress up mirror!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

so fun!!!

Amanda K said...

What a fun Christmas Gift! The room is so cute!

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

That is one adorable room! And I can't believe you did it all in practically one night! The night before Christmas no less!

Vanessa Washburn said...

What a fun play room! I love the words you chose to go with each area.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I love all the vinyl words on the wall!

Stacy of KSW said...

I love it!! I bet the kids do too - I've been working on a playroom makeover of my own for about - um ... 8 months now :)

Susan said...

This is so very adorable. My kids have a wonderful dress up collection and I have been meaning to give them a mirror. This is certainly encouraging :)

Great work, mom and dad!

Its So Very Cheri said...

You've been featured.

Cheri

Meg said...

I love this idea! I know it's an old one, but oh-so-smart. The curtains are a stroke of brilliance and the little dress up corner is wonderful. I should hang up some hooks for my kids dress ups (duh!) I think any kid would love a play area like that. Great job!

Kim said...

Aww, I bet your kids are havin' a ball!

AUDRA said...

I must say, I LOVE this!! And I have two girls that would LOVE this as well!!!
Great, great, great idea!!

I would love it if you could link this project up to my link party this week
http://simpsonizedcraftsandthensome.blogspot.com/2010/05/socialize-with-me-monday-til-sunday.html

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

Very cool!!! And I love how you guys did it all on Christmas Eve to give as a gift to your children. You guys rock!!

Visiting form the Someday Craft link party!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

What a great gift. My kids would love to wake up to a new playroom on Christmas. I will feature this mirror at the Mirror show on Friday!