Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Project: Playroom

My boys are 3 and 2... it's about time they had a more 'put together' playroom!  My budget was $65, and I stayed under it!  I have worked on it for the past month, and here are my results:

Found this dresser for FREE on Craigslist... after paint and supplies I ended up spending $50 refinishing it-

 This was my first painting project (my husband usually does it for me ;) )  I am proud of it!
I LOVE how unlike the shelves and baskets I have tried previously, this does not look cluttered... and every type of toy has it's own drawer!

 I used the 'road' part of their old train table to make their chalkboard.  Just added chalkboard paint and WA-LA (my youngest was too excited to draw to let me take a picture....):
 I got the bookshelves for free off of Craigslist as well (LOVE Craigslist!)  Just spray painted them black and they were as good as new!
 I 'decorated' using their current toys to save $$ but also so I didn't have MORE 'stuff' in the room.

It is still a work in progress, but it is coming along nicely!


  1. It came out just darling~ I love the contrast on the drawers! I host a link party on the weekends if you would like to come share sometime! :)

  2. It looks great! I would have never thought of using a dresser...wonderful idea :)

  3. Thank you! I tried baskets, shelves, EVERYTHING, but they never put it away well enough so their toys and room always looked cluttered... this is working REALLY well :)

  4. Just stopping back by to say thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday this week! :)