Friday, January 29, 2010

Pottery Barn Kids Playroom Remake

We were starting to be taken over by toys in the living room so a playroom was definitely in order. After looking for inspiration for the design, I found one in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog. Forget inspiration at this point, I loved everything about it and knew I wanted to recreate it but on a budget. 

This was my inspiration picture....

And this was the small room I had to work with.


I was not looking forward to painting over those dark walls. I read that the Aura paint by Benjamin Moore would be perfect for this project and it was. It covered the dark paint with 2 coats and no primer! It was awesome!


Next I commissioned my sweet husband to paint the trees and a few birds. I showed him this picture and he went to work.


Pottery barn was charging $100.00 for one decal!


 My handy Dad built a couple of bookcases for the room. This was his first time building furniture and they turned out great! These were a perfect first project because I was painting them. I only needed three tubes of caulk! Just kidding, only two! Love ya Dad!


There is a closet on the side wall so the bookshelves are not centered.








This dream house lived in the playroom until Santa brought the little one her very own train table. She is Thomas the trains #1 fan for over 2 years running. My dad to the rescue made the table.



On the other wall I made this butterfly art with a punch and a bunch of old magazines. I bent the wings a bit to give it a three dimensional look.




A butterfly artwork tutorial can be found Here.


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97 comments:

  1. I got lost as to what was yours and what was Pottery Barn's. I'd say that makes this renovation a huge success.

    Is that husband of yours rent-able? ;)

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  2. You crack me up! We are kindred spirits. I have the same kitchen and "looK" in my daughters playroom! Love those pottery barn ideas!

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  3. Wow, that looks great! I would love to have an extra room to use as a playroom, I hate all the extra clutter in the kids bedrooms.

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  4. Awesome job. I think your trees look much better PB. You are so right, your dad is very handy. Sure keeps you in line with a budget when you can recreate it yourself!

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  5. this is aazing. great work. love the idea of the butterfly art, so cute. Oh, and your husband and dad did a brilliant job.

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  6. WOW - your husband seriously drew those pictures on the walls?? Your pictures could totally be in a PB catalog. And the bookshelves are awesome... and the butterfly art... love it all!

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  7. That is so fantastic! I love how the room turned out. And your butterfly art is too sweet.

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  8. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL ROOM! Good for all of you! I get excited when I see such gorgeous job for our little ones rooms!! And the butterfly art, so great idea!!!

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  9. Oh how I LOVE this project...we call my oldest our butterfly...and if you don't mind I may completely borrow your butterfly artwork...I LOVE your idea!

    It looks great...and I understand and feel that it gets completely out of control with the toys sometimes...

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  10. What a DELIGHTEFUL place to dream and play in!! Your husband is so talented and your dad did a GREAT job at his first furniture gig. I am also making a mental note of the Aura paint by BM. You never know when you need to cover dark paint. When can Thurgood and I come over to play?

    Cheers~
    e

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  11. Oh my gosh!!!! I am so loving this room! Those butterflies are perfect in there....love this room. I cant wait to read more...
    Thanks for finding me because I have now found you~
    xox Susie

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  12. That is about the cutest room I have seen. Your husband is a great artist!! Tell him good work! The result is prettier than your inspiration. Lucky little girl that gets to play there!

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  13. You and your husband are one talented team!!! Thanx for droping by! Your daughter has the ultimate playroom!

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  14. soooo cute! i love the colors and of course, the little birds and trees. great job!
    p.s. mind sharing the wall color?

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  15. How beautiful? Which one was the Pottery Barn picture? Yours is perfect!!

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  16. Wow- the room turned out great and I love your butterfly art!! Great post and happy Monday to you.

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  17. Creating children rooms is always fun,
    but this is a dream!!You and your husband and dad are very talented.It would be great to be a child in this room and to know they made it for me!

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  18. WOW! What an amazingly talented husband you have - oh to see-it-paint-it would be a dream!!

    The room turned out great, so fun for your sweet girl!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog ~

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  19. Amazing job!! Thanks for stopping by my brand new blog! :)

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  20. Wow, how talented are you...not to mention your hubby and your dad!
    I would love to "borrow" that butterfly idea and will post a link to your blog if I do a post about it (hope that's okay).
    I am now following your blog,love it!
    Angex

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  21. This looks fantastic! You did an awesome job recreating the room. I think that I like yours much better than the PB one.

    Thanks for visiting!

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  22. So glad you found my site. Thanks for all the kind comments. I love this pb playroom!! Seriously looks just like it came from the catalog. I am working on a pb activity table for my kids right now, I just have one more thing to do before it is finished.

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  23. so super cute - I'm adoring that little bird & those bookcases -- whoo hoot!

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  24. Oh my gosh ~ GORGEOUS! It looks so nice! Thanks for coming by and visiting me!

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  25. ran across your blog, love this....great job!

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  26. That room turned out so nice! Thanks for stopping by my blog, yours is adorable!

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  27. What a sweet, sweet room! LOVE it!

    I'm hosting my first giveaway on my blog, and I wanted to invite you to stop by for a chance to win fine art print(s):
    http://theredchairblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/introducing-prairie-storms-prints-and.html

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  28. WOW! That looks fantastic - what an inspiration.
    Have a great weekend, and thanks for visiting my blog.

    Danielle

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  29. wow beautiful!! can you please share your wall paint color and what paint you used for the wall graphics? thank you!

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  30. It turned out really cute! Your husband did a great job on the painting and that butterfly wall art is AWESOME!!!! Great job.

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  31. Amazing! You all are a talented family! I bet your daughter loves it!

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  32. WOW! What an incredible end result! That turned out fantastic... your husbands painting skills are incredible! I'd say the room is a dead ringer for your, uh "inspiration" room ;)

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  33. Amanda,
    The main color for the walls is Benjamin Moore Caribbean Mist. For the trees and birds we used regular latex paint. If you want the other colors we used let me know and I will look it up for you.

    Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments!

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  34. It's fantastic! I love everything about it, and that butterfly picture is too cute for words. Great job!

    p.s. thanks for your lovely comments on my space.

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  35. Your daughters playroom is adorable!!~ It reminds me of my blog I chose like the same colors and have a little bird button. I just started blogging for a month now, it is so much fun!!~ I see you are new as well. I will stop over again. I am hosting a fun foto friday Meme party if you are interested, you could actually use that pic of your daughter because it is a real hoot!~ I wish the best for your family and hope the diagnosis is benign....

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  36. Wow... It looks INCREDIBLE! Your daughter is one lucky girl to have such a talented mommy and daddy. Not only does it look like PB shot their mag in your house, but that butterfly artwork is also SO creative!

    ~ Joanna

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  37. Absolutely fabulous! I love working with inpiration pictures. And I think your hubby is a keeper!

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  38. Beautiful work! Looks like your hubby has some mad painting skills and I absolutely adore the butterfly art!

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  39. i'm so incredibly jealous. it's sooooo pretty. if only I had a girl.

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  40. That came out great! What a wonderful spot for your kids.

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  41. That playroom is awesome! I see a lot of rooms that were inspired by Pottery Barn but never look quite as good as the catalog (our playroom included) but yours looks even better! Great job.

    New Follower!:)

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  42. B. E. A. UUUtiful!! I love it. I am currently woking on my kids playroom and having too much fun with it. I'm gaining more inspiration from what you've done with yours. And what's with husbands being such great artists?? I got one of those too;)

    katie@ www.hipposanddinosaurs.blogspot.com

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  43. Your playroom is wonderful. I want one in my house, but I'm not sure my teenage boys wants trees and butterflies...I guess I would just have to make it a fun room for me! Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Visiting from Better After, the room looks amazing!

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  45. That is so darn adorable. What a lucky little girl. LOVE the light fixture!

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  46. I think its amazing!!!! Just curious? What size of butterfly punch was it that you used? Or where did you find it? I'd love to make that for my little girls room. Thanks if you could.
    april@sweetrubyblankets.com

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  47. AMAZING, absolutely amazing!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  48. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I'm so glad I found your blog too...I love it! This is the most beautiful playroom I've ever seen! So perfect and girly and lovely! Thanks for sharing :)

    Tracey

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  49. What a wonderful girls room. I've seen the butterfly punch picture before, but never thought to use magazines. What a great idea.
    Dana

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  50. Ok, that butterfly art you did is to die for. How did you do it? You need to do a tutorial on it, I want one!

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  51. Looks great! Love the butterflies. I made some for my daughter's bedroom as well. Don't you love the PB inspiration. I am working on the summer catalog now for the playroom ;)

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  52. This is absolutely amazing. I love everything about it. So inspiring. I am finishing my daughter's playroom and wanted to do some trees and animals too. Was thinking of painting them as the decals are too small and pricey. Love how yours turned out. Following you too.

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  53. WOW! It is absolutely fantastic! And the butterfly art totally made my heart flutter. I'm going to have to show this to my daughter, she's going to want to do that for her room. Beautiful, thank you for sharing!

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  54. I love this. . . especially the framed butterflies! I've got a butterfly idea rolling around in my head lately. This just makes me want to get it done!

    So cute!

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  55. That is the cutest playroom EVER!

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  56. stopped by via Remodelaholic's spotlight. You're not in No. Calif by chance, are you? I could really use your husband on some of my jobs! ;)

    Just darling playroom. I have to check out Aura. I've only used Behr Paint + Primer, which I loved.

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  57. Gorgeous! Your husband did a fabulous job painting. And the pieces your dad built are wonderful too. Loved the butterfly art, I might just try that myself. Your room would fit right in with my daughter's big girl room. Stop by and take a peek. :)

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  58. The room is simply gorgeous!!! Yours turned out way better than your inspiration room!

    Be Blessed!

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  59. omg- your husband needs to have his own land-scaping and painting business.
    pve

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  60. Thanks for your comment on my blog!

    The work you and your husband did on this wonderful room is just amazing ~ both of you are very talented and it shows in every nook and cranny :o)

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  61. Beautiful!! You are such an inspiration. I wanted to do something like this for a very long time and looking at your blog....i want to do it right now....Keep it up and thank you for sharing all this with us.

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  62. I want to be a child again and have this playroom! How beautiful!

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  63. I came over from the CSI project and I want this playroom for MYSELF, never mind the kids!

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  64. Wow I love everything about it! Your hubby is great with a paintbrush and wow your dad can create awesome furniture! Lucky gal!

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  65. You ALL did a great job! My favorite part is that butterfly art -- I have a similar project in mind but yours is MUCH easier and prettier!

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  66. Wow - that is one awesome playroom. Your husband did a wonderful job on the murals. And that butterfly art is fantastic!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the CSI Project! We really appreciate it. I hope you will come back next week for our Hardware Store challenge!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  67. I am in LOVE with this room. What a great job!! I want to play in it too! (Thanks for following my blog...I am now your follower .laugh. )

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  68. I love love how you painted the walls! It so cute! You just inspired me to try this! This past winter we did the PB Owl theme in my daughters room! Fabulous job! Oh and I a new follower! ;)

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  69. this is absolutely stunning. the birds remind me of these Ikea decals we bought for my sons room. Problem: with a fan in there, they fall off constantly and it's just a big mess. I think i may need to try this. Im following along as of NOW!

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  70. Wow ... this is SO inspirational! That's amazing! And I am in LOVE with those butterfly pictures - I totally have to do that for the nursery I want to do in my house for my little grandbaby! LoVe! :)

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  71. I am %100 ridiculously impressed! WOW!!!! Tell your hubs he did an amAZING job with those painting.....incredible! Those PB decals are unreal expensive......I like yours a TON better!!!

    way to go!

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  72. So pretty!! Great job!! I love the butterfly art, I will have to try that!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Can you please tell me where you found the pink wooden kitchen set.
    Thanks so much!
    Kelly
    mrskbj (atgmail.com)

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  73. I can't believe your husband hand-painted that art on the walls! So cool. And the butterfly art is just genius. I'm laughing to hear your daughter loves Thomas the Train:) My little guy is just 6 months old on Saturday.

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  74. I love that room, so cute. The butterfly art is amazing!! You could sell those!! I will definitely be back to read more of your blog, but for now laundry is calling my name :( oh and my 4 year old...

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  75. So cute! Now our playroom seems so dull!

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  76. i prefer handpaint to decals anyday, but that hubby of yours is sweet to do that.

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  77. Love this! What an adorable room. I'm linking to it from my blog today. Thanks! :-)

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  78. What a great job it is darling. You, your husband and Dad are all so talented!! Oh where did you get the butterfly punch!!

    I have a New Giveaway from My Sparrow, do come and enter!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  79. What a beautiful job you did on this room! I have all boys so it won't work for me but I'll have to pass this along to my friends!

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  80. By the way I'm your newest follower! Love your blog!

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  81. I am so glad I found you vie Julie (Hooked on houses) my gosh what a great make over you should hire your husban & dad out you have all done such a great job its fantastic!

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  82. Congrats!! You guys did a fabulous job on the room. What a team effort. The trees and birds are adorable. I love the butterfly art too. Thanks for the tip on the paint. Great coverage without primer.

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  83. I just stumbled upon this gorgeous room!!! I am about to start on my daughter's playroom, and I have completely scrapped my old ideas! I'm doing this one! Would you mind sharing all of the paint colors used for the trees, birds, etc?? I adore this room!!! Thank you!

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  84. I love this room! The framed butterflies were something I wanted to try, but wasn't sure just how I wanted it to look. Now I have a better idea. Thank you for sharing!

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  85. I just found your blog-- wow! You guys have done such neat things with your home. I love the butterfly-magazine art work in this playroom... it's such a terrific idea, and so much better than cookie-cutter store-bought art work.

    I loved your living room too, and think it is great that you're collecting pieces as you go and not making it an "instant room". Accents are so much better when they come with a story. Super work all around!

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  86. Where did you find the double frame for the butterflies?

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  87. Best job on this. I did not expect furniture on a Wednesday. This is the great story!

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  88. I just stumbled across your site! I've just started my own site and hope that it will be as inspiring as yours.

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  89. Honestly, I like your version better than Pottery Barn's. It's fun to use places like that for inspiration, but you can really customize when you do it yourself.

    Actually, your whole blog/house is a tribute to just that. I just found it through Hooked on Houses and I will be a regular visitor!

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  90. I love, love, love what you've done with your playroom. This is so going on my pinterest page. I am always looking for ideas. Thanks!
    http://updatingour1986home.shutterfly.com/ Here's our home I am constantly looking for ways to make more functional and family friendly.

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  91. Your playroom is still so lovely - you've done a fabulous job! I have this linked to my playrooms post too today, for inspiration!

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