Playroom with Leftover Paint
After I painted Estelle & Nora's bedrooms I had a lot of leftover paint. I hated to see all that nice Sherwin Williams paint go to waste. Nora had been using one of our basement bedrooms as a playroom. Everytime I walked into the space it seemed so blah. It's gray walls definitely did not say "come and play". The lonely lamp in the corner giving off poor light didn't help either. The toys were tossed in the space with no rhyme or reason. Nora didn't like going to play in there even though most of her toys were in that room. It dawned on me let's make these walls more fun and add some better light. I had seen on Pinterest a lot of kids bedrooms where people simply painted large triangles to look like a mountain scene. Then they stenciled on clouds. I thought the color "Breaktime" in Nora's room would make perfect mountains. I didn't have as much of the "Smoky Salmon" paint left over from Estelle's room. That color would work perfect for the clouds. Add in some IKEA paper lanterns for extra light and we had a very affordable fix with a lot of impact. I must say It exceeded my expectations. It was also a very easy process and fun in an instant gratification kind of a way.I know Nora certainly likes it and now plays in there on the regular. Mission accomplished!
Here is what the blah room looked like before. Would you want to play in here? I wouldn't and I didn't.
The process was really as simple as these photos show. Tape large triangles on the wall with painters tape for the mountains. I ordered a self adhesive cloud stencil off of Amazon. It worked great and would re-stick to the wall after I painted each cloud. I used a hair dryer to make the process go much faster. I would even recommend getting several stencils to make it go even faster. I gave this table an update by painting the legs in Nora's "Breaktime" paint. I found the coordinating fabric you see at Hobby Lobby. I staple gunned the fabric on the top and then staple gunned clear vinyl over that to make it a wipe-able craft table.
Here is how it all came together. It's not all picture perfect like some of the playrooms you see on Pinterest, but it's a real version of a playroom. It serves it purpose and get's used a ton. Nora and her pals have a blast down here. I even do too!
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