Here it is! My favorite room in the house – so far. Our playroom makeover is complete and has been played in many times already.
For under $1000, I was able to totally transform a dark, cluttered room in our home to a bright and cheery playroom that is kid and adult friendly on a budget!
In case you missed it, here is the before photo:
Before, our room was dark, cluttered and very unorganized. Nothing had a proper place and toys were just stuck in every nook and cranny.
Now, our playroom is bright, cheerful, organized and much more spacious.
Very durable and stylish, this unit conceals toys behind doors and in canvas storage totes from Target on sale for just under $10 each. It’s amazing how much cleaner the room now stays now that each toy has it’s own home.
The seating/reading area is a favorite of all the kids. The toddlers feel very independent climbing up in the chairs and the preschoolers enjoy their reading time alone. A perfect nook in the room!
When the search for a new changing table for this small wall area came up short, I decided to try out my crafty skills and paint my current one. I used a celery green paint to match some of the furnishings and gave it a good 2-3 coats one afternoon. By evening it was dry and looked brand new!
I added a shelf from Homegoods, that was just sitting in the garage, above the table to hold wipes containers for each toddler in my care. The containers and baskets on the shelves below contain diapers, extra clothes, blankets and pillows. The perfect $8 solution!
Along with $15 decals from Target and finger painted art from the kids, I decided to add another personal touch to the room walls. I snapped a photo of all the kids on the porch swing, blew it up for $7 at Walgreens and framed it with a $5 frame from Target. It came out adorable and very professional looking!
I love this room!
With a little hard work and vision, my dream of having a Pottery Barn room was created on a Target budget in a very short amount of time!
Next up on my Project Home Organization – the entry way!
It’s a goodie, too!
UPDATE: JCP doesn’t have this exact system anymore. But, they do carry one from Linden Street. It looks just the same. I actually ordered 3 more cubby pieces, but they were a brighter white than the ones I have, so I can’t use them. But they look nice. Here’s the link!