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Gav + Ro’s Playroom Tour

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Gav + Ro's Playroom Tour

I’m so thrilled to finally be sharing another finisher space in my house!  I feel like all I ever do is plan and Pinterest board my ideas to death and they never actually come to be.  But I’m changing that with project sheets (I’ll share about that soon!) and it’s working!  This particular level of our house used to be completely different and fairly haphazard but with a complete (unexpected) basement renovation, it was the perfect opportunity to change some things around.  Continue reading

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Our basement serves as more of a family room than any other space in our home.  The built in bookshelves/desk is down there, the TV, Gav’s playroom and so on.  I’ve enjoyed transforming the space from wide open and empty, to sectioned off and purposeful.  Once I had divided the basement up, I was left with this spare corner.  That’s when Gav’s (and eventually Ro’s too) creative corner was born!

His Ikea table and chairs was probably the best $20 bucks I’ve ever spent there!  It’s the same one that you see in all of the awesome hack DIYs on Pinterest.  The Hanging cups and organizer are also Ikea purchases.  The rest is pretty much all thrift and yard sale finds.

A lot of fun, child/boyish art and plenty of supplies.  The Angry Bird tin holds a plethora of stickers and the posters are from Scholastic book orders from Gav’s preschool.

I love this little arts and learning center and eventually it can evolve as the boys get older and need more of a homework station.
XO, Kelly

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A while back I shared my plans for Mr. G’s new playroom.  Well I’ve shared a lot of plans for the rooms in the house and I promise some reveals are coming soon!

Anyway…Mr. G’s playroom theme is monsters and the color scheme is bright and colorful.  There is a lot of empty wall space so I figured it would be great for him to have his own gallery wall.  Pictures of him, monster art, etc.  Today I’m sharing one of the pieces I made just for this space!

What You’ll Need: Large Canvas, Paper Mache Letters, Paint, Fabric (optional)

First thing I did was paint a chevron pattern on the canvas.  At first, I was disappointed that the lines didn’t come out clean, but then after looking at it, I thought it looked almost like fuzzy fur.  Perfect for a monster’s playroom!  The texture of the canvas had actually helped out with this furry effect.

Now paint the letters.  You can paint the entire letter or just the tops, it all depends on if you’re going to do the fabric step.  If you are, cut strips of fabric and glue them to the border of the letters.  This furry stuff was leftover from Mr. G’s monster costume I made for his first Halloween.

Now that I look at it, I may even add some eyes to this PLAY monster!

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