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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Playroom Tour! (updated)


My playroom post has been one of my popular posts which makes sense because it's one of our favorite rooms in the house!  I started getting emails and messages last week saying all of the photos on my playroom tour post weren't showing up anymore.  I ignored them thinking it was just a bug that would work itself out.  I kept getting more and more messages so I decided I better check it out!  It turns out about half the photos from my blog have just disappeared :(.  I have tried everything I can to retrieve them, but poof they're gone.  Deep breaths, I'm letting it go and moving on!

So I decided to snap a few new photos of the playroom, but then realized that this post probably needed to be updated too!  I love how much my kids play in their playroom.  The space is fun, colorful, and practical!  When I first turned our home office into the girls playroom it was soooo girly!  Now that Briar is mobile, he actually goes into the playroom all the time and plays with his toys.  So it's a little less girly now with a good mix of dress up things and vehicle toys :).  I put all of Briar's toys on the bottom shelves so that he can easily access them and I just love walking by and seeing him play.


Corner kitchen here.  Similar corner kitchens here and here.  Tiered baskets here.

We've had  this kitchen for almost two years and the girls still play with it all the time!  It's held up really well and is a nice size for older toddlers.  Eric spray painted all of the hardware gold (not sure of the spray paint brand, it was a matte gold from Michaels) and I sewed little floral curtains.  I tried to use a peel and stick backsplash, but had trouble because there are curves in the kitchen's backsplash.  I ended up modge podging some wrapping paper instead and it turned out so darling.

For the backsplash, I traced the kitchens backsplash (which was just a board) onto the floral wrapping paper.  I cut out the wrapping paper and set it aside.  I painted a thin layer of modge podge onto the backsplash (board) and then laid the wrapping paper that I had cut out onto the backsplash.  I smoothed it out with my hands and made sure that there weren't any air bubbles.  Then I painted another thin layer of modge podge onto the wrapping paper.  I waited for it to dry completely and then painted one more layer of modge podge.  It took a little time, but was actually super easy!

We also spray painted the tiered rack gold.  The paint has chipped a little where the baskets hang from the stand, but it has actually held up really well!  I love how many of you have tagged me in photos of your play kitchens with this rack!  It really is a great storage rack for a playroom!

I've tried to keep up on the comments on this post!  If you have any other questions, please leave them in a comment below!

Marisa :)
@hellobabybrown

Wall color is "whisper white" from BEHR paint, my favorite white wall paint!


Play table is old and no longer available,  similar table here.  Large shelving unit from IKEA.  Rug c/o Rugs USA (size is 5'x7'5").  Star garlands from my fave  Pearl and Jane.







The girls color on this chalkboard wall all the time!  Art print c/o  Sugarboo And Co.


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99 comments :

  1. WOW! What a beautiful room - and your DIY skills are amazing! Love the touches on the kitchen and the table x

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  2. Hey Marissa! I have all the heart eyes for this play room! What kind of gold paint did you use? Thanks and Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi! Thank you :). We just used a basic gold spray paint from the craft store.

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    2. Love everything about the playroom! Especially how you spray painted the hardware on the kitchen gold! Did you use a primer before/after the spray paint? :)

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    3. Did you use any specific kind of spray paint? I've spray painted a metal cupcake stand before, and it immediately started scratching off. :/ Did you use any sort of primer or top coat? Thanks so much!

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  3. It's beautiful! Bet your girls are having a heyday playing in there!

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  4. It's amazing!!! Can you tell me where the rainbow blocks are from?

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    1. They are from a shop called Flora and Peg! https://www.floraandpeg.com

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  5. Do you remember where you got the garment rack with their dress ups?!

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  6. Would love to know the color of your walls. Thx!

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    1. It's Behr paint (from home depot) and the color is whisper white!

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  7. Any chance you want to come to Maryland and do our playroom? This is absolutely gorgeous!!

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    1. Um yeah that sounds like fun! Thank you :).

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  8. Love how this turned out so much!! That kitchen is everything!!

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  9. Is this the shelf you have or does yours have a back?!

    http://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/30275861/

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    1. That's the one! Ours does not have a back.

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  10. Colors are on point! On preview (i didnt read title at first) i saw strange backsplash - not usual one with mosaic and similar and came to see how do you manade to deal with all these drops and mess in your pretty kitchen but when i`ve looked somewhat deeper i can surely tell you did a great job to your beloved ones.

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  11. This playroom is beautiful! Thank you for sharing. It has definitely given me some ideas for my daughters' play area. How did you place the floral paper on the play table? I want to get that IKEA table now because of how you prettified it! 😉
    ourmapletree.com

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    1. It's just wrapping paper! I got it from Paper Source! Thank you!!

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  12. Hey. Can you tell me where you got the Green, Red, Yellow and Pink glasses from?

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  13. Hi! Everything is really pretty, my favourite item are the star garlands, so festive! Happy 2017 from Spain!
    Marta

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  14. will you adopt me?

    best playroom ever!

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  15. Love this play room!!! It's so pretty and whimsical....my girls would love this space! Great job:)

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  16. Oh wow! This is gorgeous!
    What brand is the corner play kitchen? I love it, I've never seen one that goes kiddie corner like that. Much better than a harsh angle. Hoping you can find a brand mark somewhere on it to let me know! You'd be my savior!

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  17. This might be the BEST playroom I've ever seen - currently pinning away! Bravo! xo

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  18. Gorgeous - I have the same rug and just love it!

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  19. I know this is a little delayed. But where did you get your curtains from? Everything is gorgeous!

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    1. They are from World Market, I got a pack of two panels for like $20!

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  20. Hi Marisa- I'm a content creator for Reasons to Skip the Housework and would love to feature this post in our Playroom roundup! We will use one photo with a prominent link back to this post. Please let me know if you'd rather me NOT feature your post! Beautiful work!

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  21. You should do a VLOG about this room that way we can see the room in a 360 view. I'm trying to copy this as best as I can. I was able to find that exact kitchen corner kitchen but in brown. It's gonna be a lot of labor to get it to look like yours. But anything for our kids right lol

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  22. Can you tell us where you got the shopping cart (or what looks like a shopping cart) from? It might be a baby stroller. Can only see half of it from the image you shared. Thanks in advance :)

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  23. where are the gold baskets that hold the food from? Did you paint them? This is so pretty!!

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  24. For all of those who have asked, the play kitchen no longer comes in white :(. I did link the exact kitchen in a different color above in my post (along with a few corner kitchens that are similar)!! I hope that helps! Xo, Marisa

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  25. LOVE EVERYTHING!!

    Question: have the gold painted baskets held up well? I'm contemplating doing that to some of our items to achieve the same look, but with rowdy boys in the house, I'm afraid they will scratch easily. Would love to hear how it's held up for you! Thanks!!

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    1. sorry, forgot to select "notify". please excuse this extra comment here....

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    2. Yes they've chipped a tiny bit right where the baskets hang on the stand (it runs when they swing back and forth), but I think they've held up really well!!

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  26. Yes they've chipped a tiny bit right where the baskets hang on the stand (it runs when they swing back and forth), but I think they've held up really well!!

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  27. What a BEAUTIFUL playroom! Where did you get the fabric for your kitchen curtains that you made? They look like they match the wrapping paper you used for the backplash?! Adorable!

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    1. It's the rifle paper fabric from cotton and steel, I ordered it from an etsy shop!

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  28. I ran across a photo of this room on pinterest. I'm in LOVE with EVERYTHING in this room! Every.Single.Detail. is gorgeous and perfect for this room. Thank you for sharing and giving me the inspiration I was looking for for my little girl's room.

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  29. Are the brown little crates on the second shelf the ones that come with the Melissa and Doug play food? Thanks!

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  30. I am in LOVE with this playroom! I am wondering...did you paint the Ikea table and add contact paper to the top????

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    1. We painted it and then modge podged wrapping paper on it, I wrote about it above!

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  31. This is so inspirational!
    Can you tell me the size of the rug?

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  32. Hi! Are these your photos? Is it possible to publish one of them in a magazine? Do you have an e-mail address so we can discuss the details?
    Thank you!

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    1. Yes, these are my photos. Please email me at Marisa@hellobabybrown.com! Thanks.

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  34. Did you use gold or rose gold to spray paint all the kitchen accents?

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  35. Hi! I’m curious now that your babies have been using it for a year, has the gold spray paint held up or has it begun to peel off? I bought this kitchen weeks ago for a Christmas present for my little girl and I’m making her a playroom in the spring. I want to do something similar! I’m inspired! But before I spray paint, want to see how it holds up! Thank you!

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    1. Hi! It has completely held up, not really any chips. Good luck!

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  36. What kind of light did you use in the room?

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    1. Just the standard light that came with the home, but the room has a giant window and gets a ton of natural light.

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  37. What kind of light did you use in the room?

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  38. How long did it take for kitchen to restock?! My littles need this kitchen!! Lol. The espresso isn’t very pretty tho.

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    1. Last time it took like six months!! I always post on Instagram (@hellobabybrown) when they restock and tell people to hurry!!

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  39. Hi Marisa,

    Does Your Mother in Law have a tutorial on the donuts :)

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    1. Unfortunately no she doesn't and she's passed away so I can't ask her, I know that each one took her a really long time! I'm sorry I can't help.

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    2. Oh no worries. They're super cute. I will see if I can search some online :) I hope you keep them forever such a special sentiment.

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  40. What gold paint did you use for all the accents on your kitchen and wire baskets? I spray painted an IKEA cart and some animals for my daughter previously but the paint was always sticky. Would love to know what you used that. It looks so pretty and obviously doesn't come off like the one I tried.

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    1. I had the same question! Hopefully she will let us know after the holidays. ~Trinity

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  41. I replicated your play kitchen for our twins. Thank you for the inspiration they are going to love it!

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  42. What spray paint did you use for the ikea table and chair set? And what wallpaper did you use for the table please let me know!

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  43. Such a sweet playroom! And the gold hardware, love! So inspirational. Did you use a matte gold spray? Also, did you use a primer before/after the spray paint? Thank you!

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  44. Hello! Do you remember what the Ikea shelving unit was called? Also, does it have a backing to it or are they open shelves?

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    1. I'm not sure of the exact name, but it does not have a back.

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  45. Hi! GORGEOUS room! We just got the huge IKEA cubes for our little girls playroom but I'm having trouble finding clear bins that I can fit 2 to a cube! Do you happen to remember where those were from or their size? I know - not the most glamorous part of the room but so functional! :)

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    1. I agree, not pretty but functional! I got those clear ones at Target, but about three years ago. I bet they have something similar still though!

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  46. I love this kitchen!! Could you please tell me how much wallspace it takes up on either sode? The total dimensions don't really help with that.

    I'm definitely going to paint the hardware gold AND redo the backsplash 😍

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  47. Such a gorgeous room! Can you tell me where you purchased the silhouette portraits? Thanks!

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  48. Hi, Love the kitchen we are doing something similar with a different model kitchen! How did you do the dials on the oven and markings on the washing machine?

    Thanks x

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  49. Love this playroom, especially the kitchen! Where did you get the gold cookware?

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  50. Wow amazing! Where is you get the cube shelf from?

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  52. Love this! Do you mind telling me the brand of the mixer please.

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