Rather than moving, I ended up buying the house.
The wall sat empty chocolate brown for a couple of years until I decided what I wanted to do to brighten it up a little. I really only used the room when it was dark anyway to ride the bike on the trainer after kids' bedtime.
After building a hinged storage bench for lounging, the room was becoming more livable.
The vinyl tree & bird decals and turquoise painted mirror made it more inviting, and that's when I moved my yoga mat into the room.
The roses are real! They are so pretty and were marked down to $4.99/doz last weekend. I kind of wish they were fake so they'd last longer.
Here was the wall as the playroom. The bookcase held the TV that was negotiated to my son's bedroom as a trade for moving the VersaClimber into a corner of his room.
Here is the tall dresser before a fall makeover in which I painted it the same brown as the wall color. I guess it was destined to be in this room.
The green wall now. We need to figure out what to do with the frame over the dresser. I considered taking down the rest of the photo gallery, but it is mostly hidden behind the door when it is open and my daughter wanted to keep it.
Here was the wall before we built out the closet into an office:
Same wall now. See the bird perched over the light switch? Another feature she adores. She can flip the switch to turn on the closet light to read from bed.
If you're new here, you may not have seen the closet turned into an office. I'm not kicked out of the closet yet.
View from the closet as the playroom:
View from the closet as her bedroom:
So far I get to keep my yoga mat in here.
We ordered her bedding from Target. She decided she wanted to wait to sleep in the room until her new bedding arrived. I didn't mind. It was going to take me a few days to settle into the idea of her sleeping downstairs all by herself. Just like a tween, she now comes home from school, grabs a snack and then heads to her room and closes her door. Instead of plopping down in front of the TV, she is reading or writing. When I'm in her room, I tell her that I like it even better as her bedroom than as the playroom.
-Room 365 Interlocking Circles twin comforter and two throw pillows from Target.com.
-Vinyl Decals from eBay seller coocoodecal.
-Wall Mirror from One King's Lane (originally black with gold) painted turquoise & white.
-Storage bins Macbeth Collection via Hautelook.
-Turquoise Bone Frame, Turquoise Clock & Turquoise Peacock Pillows from Joss & Main.
-Lamp & Shade, wall butterflies, small green laundry basket & brown pillows from Target store.
-Tiny & brown tri-fold mat are from Costco.
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