A Modern, Bright & Fun Playroom Makeover

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It’s the big day for Shabby Grace Blog.  The reveal of Miss Eva’s playroom is here!  My handwork has definitely paid off.  I’m really loving this new space in our home.

If you’re new here today, welcome!  Some bloggers and I have been participating in a “New Year New Room Refresh Challenge.”  This challenge is hosted by the lovely, Casa Watkins.  Two weeks ago, we presented our room and plans.  Last week, we showed off our goodies from our sponsors (Minted, Framebridge, RugsUSA and Lampsplus) and this week, half of us are revealing our rooms!

Before we begin, I want to thank our sponsors one more time.  You were a HUGE help in this playroom makeover and greatly appreciated.

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Be sure to check out my first two post regarding this room!  (Week 1 Post / Week 2 Post)

Here is my original “To Do List.”

  •  New Paint
  • Remove Chair Rail
  • New Base Trim
  • Trim the Window
  • New Desk
  • Gallery Wall
  • Area to Display Eva’s Artwork
  • Larger Area Rug
  • Create Centers:  Art, Kitchen, Reading, Baby etc.

I can proudly say, I accomplished them all except one…. “displaying Eva’s artwork.”  I purchased what I need to display her art, the problem is, I don’t know where to hang it! LOL I’m so scared to hang something if I’m not 100% sure where to put it.  I’m still brainstorming and I’d rather sit on it then put unnecessary holes in the wall.


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Please disregard the shine on the pictures.  It was hard to avoid this.   I really really like how the gallery wall came together.  Here’s a breakdown of the pieces:

Pining for Pineapple  //  Stacked // Best Version 

[White Storage Unit, Black Baskets and Rug:  Ikea]

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It has a great mix of colors!  I was on the hunt for one more piece and came across this vintage Chinese checker board.  LOVE!  It was the perfect shape and it’s the same material as the license plate.  Perfecto!

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You guys!  I love this side of the room more than anything!  Her little White Wood Desk from Lampsplus, the back, white and red mix.  Oh my!  The desk is solid and beautiful.  It’s simple and matches her room great.  She can grow into her desk.  Her reading corner really came together too!  What do you guys think?

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The black shelves are the perfect modern touch!  The personalized gumball machine [Sweet & Bubbly] is from Minted.  The picture of Eva and her dad (black and white) is from Framebridge.  The touches of red really make the space!

[Desk:  Lampsplus / Black Shelves, Black Task Lamp, Jars, Red Tray & Accessories:  Target]

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Her little magnet board with some of her cousin’s pictures.  Too cute.

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Her crayons and marker’s are on the top shelf, so an adult can get them for her!  #markereverywhere

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This big E is perfect for this little reading nook!

[Gray Pouf and Metal “E”: Home Goods]

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I had gutters cut for her books.  They hold a lot of books and I like that the books face outward.


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PR 10Muchhhhh better! I can’t get over how big this space feels now!  Her baby doll area is to the left, kitchen then her dress up area!

[White Crates:  Joann Fabrics / Gray Mirror & Teal Wall Hooks: Target / Wall Hooks & Yellow Baskets: Ikea]

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The open area above the kitchen will be filled soon with an amazing homemade sign!  Keep you posted on that, it going to totally COMPLETE the space.

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Be sure to PIN the image above!  Let me know what you think below and thanks for following along on this makeover journey.  Head over to the other blogs below to see their rooms.  Some blogs are revealing their rooms next Tuesday, oh yah!  Be sure to check back next week too!

What’s your favorite part of the makeover?

 New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge Participants:

TDC Before and After

55 thoughts on “A Modern, Bright & Fun Playroom Makeover

  1. This is one of the cutest kids spaces I’ve ever seen, and you’ve managed to think of every possible scenario for her to play in, and have it readily available for her too! I love it!

  2. I can’t get over how creative you are and how every area was thought out to use the space completely! Great job Chick. Eva should have a great time playing and making memories.

  3. oh my, I LOVE the room color and color palette you chose to go with in terms of the whole room. the red accents pop against the wall. This is definitely a space Miss Eva can certainly grow into.

  4. Love it! It looks so much better with the brown gone AND the chair railing. The color is so fresh and bright. You did a great job. I also love your use of color groupings! Perfect!

  5. Wow Sara! Great beautiful space! I love the gallery wall you created and that rug : ) My kids would love a play space like this…so pretty!

  6. Sara–love it all!!! It doesn’t even look like the same room and I know little Eva must love playing in there. The gallery wall looks so great and the vintage Chinese checker board is awesome! The reading nook is just perfect and I know you must be thrilled with how it all turned out. Great job!

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