Saturday, March 13, 2010


I have a few elements to show you that I am thinking about using in the playroom. These are all just possibilities. Some will work and others might not make the cut, however, I like to pull together what I like and then work them into the puzzle where possible. I am showing you a bed that I had in my file and really planned on getting, it but I missed out.  It was on sale and is no longer available.  When things like that happen I like to think there is something better out there for me. So back to square one on the bed. Here is what I was planning on using, it is a trundle which is what I really need..........

Would this have been perfect or what? was on half price for $199! Oh well! So goes life!

My Kiddos love laying on the floor so I am thinking these floor cushions would also be a good idea.

I am crazy about letters and I thought a grouping of letters might be another nice option. Probably in all white.

I saved this photo for the lamp shade. Isn't this a darling idea?

I love this window seat designed by Ann Spiro. I have a window in the middle of the wall and space on each side that I planned on putting book shelves. I have to see if Hubby can build this for me. Did I tell you Hubby is a very handy fellow? Handy, but not always willing, if you know what I mean. I also love the rug used here.

I think some silhouettes or even letters peaking out from the bookshelves would look really cute. I loved this idea.

I would also like to have some custom silhouettes made of my kiddos. I am thinking of using either white background with the colored silhouette or the colored background with white silhouettes. This is all up for debate in my brain. As I get more elements together the answer will come to me.

For the walls I ran across this next piece on a blog and I am sorry to say I don't remember which blog but I really liked the idea of putting our last name on this piece.

You can actually customize it and choose all of your own colors. I think this would make a wonderful gift for a new baby, don't you? I will not have this done until the very last. The reason I will wait is because the colors I use in this piece will be very important to the room. I do not want it to get too busy. After it is all put together I will be able to tell which colors will work best.

I really like the wainscotting and the bright splash of green, which is very close to the color I am choosing. I might have to do a little arm twisting to get Hubby to agree to this treatment since it will envolve more work for him.

 This is just another layer of the process of the re-do of the playroom. I have already realized I need to make a change with the room.  After looking at the picture of the girls bedding I have decided the sheets just are not working. They just appear a little too cutesy and young. Remember I am making this for a Big Girl not a little girl, my how fast they grow-up. Kind of sad but I digressed.  Back to the sheets. Upon further thinking I am going to shop for something different. You see we all do trial and error. In the design process it is not always a slam-dunk the first time around. It is a trial and error and sometimes it is live with it for awhile and see if it grows on you or if it has to Go!! Next element to find is a rug. I am off to look at Dash and Albert rugs.  I am thinking a stripe will work, what do you think?

I hope you are enjoying this little journey with me as I plan the Re-do of my playroom.

"Enjoy the Process" Of :
 Figuring out your own design path of your next room re-do.



Allie and Pattie said...

Kathysue, from the pictures you always post, I can tell your house must be a very happy place! I love these ideas
xoxo Pattie

kim said...

Kathysue, I love all the ideas you are considering. I know what you mean about the hubby is a great handyman, but not always willing. I would love to have beadboard wainscotting added to the powder room. He is not willing though. I may have to try the wallpaper version. I love those Dash and Albert rugs. I have a few small ones. I think those would look great. Can't wait to see the finished room.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You always have the best ideas, and then they do turn out so wonderful. I like all of your ideas. I just know it will be a gorgeous room. Hugs, Marty

txbelle said...

Kathy, what a fun space this will be for the grandkids! I love the colors and all the great ideas. Hope you have it finished when we're there this summer, cause I can't wait to see it finished! Love ya, Vicki

xinex said...

So many great ideas, KathySue. I am sure whichever you pick will be perfect...Christine

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Kathysue I love the monogram wall! How precious that would be. The round gingham cushions are also adorable. :)

Torie Jayne said...

Fabulous inspiration! Loving the cutwork bed and those cushions are so cute! Have a sweet day!

Blondie's Journal said...

You have a lot of inspiration here, Kathysue. I like the room where you are eyeing the lampshades. It really is an interesting room with lots of different elements that take a moment to blend. I really like this room.

Good luck with the playroom!


Carolyn said...

Great inspiration pics and glad you are enjoying the process!
Have a good weekend,

ashlina said...

hi there. just found your blog. so inspired by all the beautiful photos.

keep sharing!

mbkatc230 said...

Kathysue, you've got some great inspiration photos here. I LOVE the window seat wall, it adds alot of interest to the room and what a great storage solution. But I must admit my favorite thing are those little silhouettes peeking out between the books - genius! Hugs, Kat

Sirkka´s photo and art said...

I love the silhouettes.

Haven and Home said...

Love all these, especially the letters and silhouettes

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love all of these Kathysue...what a fun room it will be...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kathysue...I'm with Kat...those little critters peeking out are the cutest thing I've seen! I enjoyed your pretties post, too! I've been with Baby A and I am pooped! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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