Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Playroom Details : I Love you Art, Baskets, Kids Table

I have been busy working on the Playroom all summer and will be doing the big reveal tomorrow!  

When I saw this art on Pinterest I knew it was the perfect piece to add to the room.  I LOVE it because it has the alphabet so it is educational AND it says I LOVE YOU.  
It was a super easy, cheap project!

photo via Pinterest

I found unfinished wooden letters at Joann Fabrics for $1.50 each and then I used a 40% off coupon so the letters were a steal! 
I then stained them with a grey stain.  I cut a piece of plywood to the size I wanted and spray painted it black.  I painted the I and the U with green spray paint, the heart (a heart made of card stock, also from Joann's fabric) pink.  I distressed them a bit and then used hot glue to put them on the plywood.
After that was all done I had it framed with old barn wood.
It was a cheap project that takes up a lot of space on our large wall and I just love it.  Avery looks at it and starts singing her ABCDs.

Here is the final product!

I looked all over for a kids table for the Playroom and really liked the Caroline Table from Pottery Barn Kids and the Everlasting Table from Land of Nod, but I wanted it to be robin egg blue so I didn't want to buy a new table at a premium price and then have to refinish it.  I found the perfect ugly table at an auction and the table top size was perfect, but it was way too tall!  You can see in the before pics it was a really strange gold distressed color.
I painted the table Robin Egg blue, distressed it and then I cut the legs to the height I needed to make it a kids table.  You can always cut legs on tables to make them the height you need!  Check out this kids table for only $75!!

I was on the hunt for the perfect baskets to fit in the Ikea bookshelves I bought for the playroom.  I wanted the playroom to be kid friendly, but still fit my style.  I found the perfect baskets at Target.  They are a neutral linen material by Threshold.

I wanted to add a chalkboard label to the baskets so I could better organize them and add some extra detail.
I found these wooden boards at Michaels for $1.99 and then painted them with chalkboard paint.  Each bag had 4 boards in there.  After I painted them I hot glued them to each basket.

Here is the final product.

Come back tomorrow for the final reveal of the playroom!

1 comment:

  1. Do you have a how to on painting the chalk wall? Did you have to sand the texture down first? Any suggestions you may give?