A Bright and Beautiful Playroom

After going a week over schedule (these things happen, especially since we are all volunteers with jobs and/or kids), the playroom at the safe house is done. Okay, honestly, will still need to hide some cords, put up another picture behind the sofa and install a couple window coverings but almost! It is close enough that I want to share pictures.

When I call it bright and beautiful, I mean BRIGHT. I prefer to work with more toned down colours in my own home but it was a blast to go wild for this project and do something that I would not normally do. It stretched me out of my decorating comfort zone in the best of ways and taught me that I (with a fantastic team) can do something different and still have it turn out well, a valuable lesson if I want to decorate for other people. Another valuable lesson learned from this project was how to work with a team of decorators. As the team leader I acted as coordinator and often mediator between the strong personalities on our team, and though it was stressful at times it was great to see how everyone came together in the end to make it happen. Here it is!

Oh…but I must include some before pictures again to first emphasize how terrible it was:

Our first order of business was de-cluttering. There were so many toys stacked on top of one another that there was no room to play. Not to mention the fact that the toys they had were junk...

Our first order of business was de-cluttering. There were so many toys stacked on top of one another that there was no room to play.

The couches were in good shape so we decided to keep them due to our limited budget.

The couches were in good shape so we decided to keep them due to our limited budget.

And now…like a proud mama I’ll show you far too many pictures:

Yay for hidden storage! We jazzed up these ikea storage bins by sewing on leftover fabric from making the pillows.

Yay for hidden storage! We jazzed up these Ikea storage bins by sewing leftover pillow fabric onto the fronts.

We were donated this red beanbag chair so we decided to run with it and integrate red throughout the room.

We were donated this red beanbag chair so we decided to run with it and integrate red throughout the room. Above the sofa is where we still need another picture.

If you saw the subdued palate of my own home you might be surprised to know that I picked the paint colours and fabric for this room

A bummer...the powers that be won't move the tv down a foot so it looks better suited to the height of the bookcases. Still need to hide those cords though.

A bummer…the powers that be won’t move the tv down a foot so that it would  look better with the height of the bookcases.

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I love the result and can’t wait to get my hands on another room in the house. Thank you to all the lovely ladies and the sweet kiddies who patiently waited while we took over your playroom!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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