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Friday, April 12, 2013

Garage to Playroom 



Hey Everyone!!

I hope you all are having a great week. I have been a little under the weather, but thankfully things are starting to get better! As you may know from the hubby's twitter, the playroom is officially done, and I couldn't be any more happier with how it turned out!!! I will warn you, this will be quite a long post because of all the pics but if you like DIY type projects then keep reading :)! 

This all started with a weekend spent browsing pinterest (yes, yes pinterest posts got me too). My son's room has always been so crammed because of all his toys and now that he is really into reading, I wanted it to be more conducive to reading and relaxing. Our garage has been a sore eye since we moved into our home but it was just for cars so who cares right. When I told Tony about the idea he was totally supportive as long as it was MY project lol. I agreed as long as he helped me with the clearing out portion of the project.

First step, was to find all the things we stored in the garage a new home. We gave a lot of things away and put some things in a storage unit.

The next step, was taking care of the garage floor. The floor was in desperate need of care, so we started by pressure washing the floor to get off as much of the chipped paint as we could. Then, I had to take a paint scraper and get off all the loose paint that didn't come off with the pressure washer. Now it was time to paint! I used epoxy garage floor paint in midnight blue color for the floor and Turks and Caicos exterior satin paint for the walls. I wanted a bright and fun play area so my color palate is pretty huge ( as you will see) lol! It took 4 coats of paint on the floor because we couldn't get some of the paint off and it took two full coats on the walls. I also decided to add a chalkboard to the wall, so I measured out a large square and bought chalkboard paint to paint it. It took two cans of chalkboard paint to fill the square.

This pic was before the last coat of paint on the floor.

Now, it was time to build some furniture! I found plans for some cube storage chairs online. I headed to Home Depot, purchased my wood, and it was time to go. The instructions were very simple and easy to follow. I built 4 cubes and spray painted two blue and two yellow.

I then wanted to make some artwork for the walls. I took some MDF board from the scrap pile at home depot and began to work. I painted them with some left over garage floor paint, added some letters I got from Michaels that I spray painted red, and wa-la I had cute signage. I added hooks and metal chains from Home Depot to give it an industrial look.

I saw a post on Pinterest with some inspiring playroom signage but the person was selling them for a couple hundred on Etsy, I decided I would try to make them for less. I took some left over 10x10 wood from the cube chairs, spray painted them black and white, and used paint pens (from Michaels) to write the messages.

At this time, I was on bed rest so I had a friend take some plans i found for a play room table and make the table for me. Once I was better, I spray painted it red and picked up so extra touches to complete the playroom. I found some pieces of cork at CVS and spray painted them black and white to hang artwork on. I also bought some white framing from Home Deopt and framed the chalkboard to give it a 'picture' look. 

Now it was time to accessorize! I went to Ikea and found some cute pillows (that I secured to the cube chairs using a glue gun), a black and white rug, some inflatable seats, and a roller to roll out art paper on the table. I found some pails to put in the cube chairs from the dollar section at Target and I filled them with markers, crayons, and scissors. The last thing was to move his toys into the room and organize them.

Here is the finished product:

I hope you enjoyed this post and it inspires you to be creative in your own home!

Stay Fab,
Sheri <3>



  1. AWESOME!!! I LOVE DIY projects in the home and the kitchen!! A custom play room made with love....gotta love it!

    I love how you were industrious and creative. I am sure it was a lot of work. Is your little one always ready to go play in his new playroom?

    Thanks for sharing your project Sheri! :-)

    1. Yes he loves it and wants to spend the whole weekend in there lol! Thank you for reading, I am glad you enjoyed it!!

  2. Who are some of your favorites to follow on pinterest?


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