Playroom: The Project Details

May 3rd, 2012

Okay friends, time for the project breakdown on the playroom reveal earlier this week.  I’ll tackle the four projects from easiest to most challenging, here we go!

The Play Table:

After shopping around online and finding only plastic tables in my budget, I spied this ad on Craigslist the weekend before the install and literally jumped for joy.  It was a used Pottery Barn Kids chalkboard table with a storage center in the middle for crayons, art supplies, etc. and four solid wood chairs.  It was perfect!  I quickly emailed the owner and drove over to grab it mere moments after she replied to my email telling me it was still available.  $45 buckaroos was a total score! pb table craigslist ad

The chalkboard surface was worn and scratched but the rest of the table was in great condition, so I sanded the surface with the orbital to get it nice and smooth. Next I taped off the wood and primed the surface, and followed it up with two coats of teal paint to bring it back to life.

teal paint on table

Such a cute addition to the space with plenty of space for arts and crafts.

play table after cg

 

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Best of April, Etc.

May 2nd, 2012

Hi everyone, I want to say thanks for all the kind compliments on the kids playroom makeover, we appreciate your support so much!!  It’s time to say hello to May and so long to April so here’s a roundup of the top ten not to miss articles from last month! 

april 1

1. Organized Paints for the Home; 2.  DIY Makeup Brush Holder;  3. Easter Table  4.  Gold Leaf Desk Chair;  5. Mirrored Cabinet Makeover  6.  Interview with My Children

april 2

7.  Resurfaced Courtyard;  8.  Container Gardening: Thriller Filler Spiller,  9.  Wood Shim Window Box Planter;  10.  Paint Swirl Vases

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There are several new articles over at Centsational Style, including these four, click on the button below to read them!

12 sources for wallpaper  statement chandeliers
stylish bookcases color spotlight yellow

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For the local readers interested in attending the Home Depot gardening workshop tomorrow evening in Roseville, California, I learned it’s at the Stanford Ranch store on Fairway Drive and it starts at 6:30, hope to see you there!  I’ll be sharing lots of creative ideas for container gardening. 

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The winners for The Vintage Pearl giveaway were announced here and both winners received an email from me! 

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Next Tuesday May 8th is the ‘Look What I Planted’ Link Party about all things garden, so if you’ve got seedlings or annuals or a little garden growing, be sure to link it up!

fwf planted

 

Coming up next, the behind the scenes look at the kids playroom makeover and all the little projects that make up that super cool budget friendly space!

 

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