We are continuing to make progress on the playroom. I am so glad Rob tackled the major parts of it before I was in the final trimester with baby #4. I am starting to slow down with the projects on my end, but my to do list seems to just get longer and longer.
I picked up some wooden letters that spell out the word PLAY for the wall behind the couch.
Rob asked a fellow teacher if he had any maps he was not using anymore in his class. He gave us several and they turned out to work perfectly. Plus, we have a few more for other projects in our future. I had picked up a large canvas from Home Goods, and hung it on the wall. Then I received some pillows I'll share below, and decided that a "transportation" themed playroom would be a fun choice. Then I was able to get some direction....literally.I took the maps and cut them out around the letters leaving a little bit of room for trimming later. Then I put some Mod Podge on the letters and put them face down on the map itself. Then I used my handy dandy Pampered Chef scrapper to help get out all the bubbles and wrinkles. I sealed the top of each letter with another coat of Mod Podge the next day. Then gave it another day to fully dry.
Then Rob trimmed around the edges with an exacto knife. We placed hanging pieces on the back of edge letter to hang them on the wall.
I took the two blue pillows on the couch from the bed in the boys room. I purchased them from The Pillow People on Etsy two years ago. I purchased the yellow pillow covers off of Amazon to cover the pillows the couch we bought of CL originally came with. The license plate pillows were a clearance find by my best friend, and she picked them up for me a few weeks ago and said they could be a Mother's Day present. What a great friend! Plus she helped me figure out that I could go with a transportation theme when I paired them with the canvas I bought earlier.
I wanted to hang up some of the recent pictures of the kiddos done by my friend Michelle at Michelle Albright Photography. I found these great white frames from Target for approximately $20 a piece. I ordered size 11 x 14 photos for the 8 x 10 spaces, and their little faces fit great. I did not want them to look too small. The fourth frame is obviously blank for Baby Boy Vaughn coming in August.
Next up I will be sharing our DIY chalkboard project that is directly across the room from this couch. Our daughter has definitely enjoyed it so far, and has already given everyone their own designated space on the board. We will see if everyone follows instructions soon enough.
Other Playroom Posts:
Playroom Part #1 - Blank Space into a Room
Playroom Part #2 - Doors, Trim and Painted Stairs
Playroom #3 - projector