Before and After: Playroom Makeover
Host Joan Steffend and designer Peggy Sellwood transform a basic family room into a lively kid's play land with vibrant color and fabrics.
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Peggy Sellwood completely transforms this boring space into a colorful and lively family room.
Before the makeover this family room was plain and boring. The furniture in this space was poorly arranged and there was no color to be found.
With a few simple additions, a new layout, and lots of color this space is transformed into a vibrant family room. Check out the details that brought this family room to life.
Peggy begins by painting the walls a deep turquoise to start the colorful design. New knobs and a colorful paint job give the armoire a brand new look.
The big-screen TV is hidden behind canvas dropcloths that are livened up with splatter paint in a variety of bright colors. Grommets installed at the top allow them to be hung from planter hooks secured in the ceiling.
The vertical blinds are transformed with fabric for a patchwork effect.
Peggy constructs a playhouse that brings in much-needed storage. A hutch is cut in two and attached to the playhouse, which is simply a box constructed out of plywood. Scraps of trim and molding and a colorful paint job give it personality.
More storage is added underneath the countertop. A tall bookcase is turned on its side and enhanced with turtle-shaped cutouts made of fiberboard.
An old coffee table is turned into a craft table by painting the top with chalkboard paint. A colorful paint job and foam cutouts complete the transformation from coffee table to craft table. A heart-shaped hook constructed out of scrap wood holds a craft caddy made out of a plastic bucket and fabric.
Itemized Design Elements $26 - paint (Hirshfield's: Wash 'n Wear - Carnation Gold, Veronica Pink, Picnic Green, Jade Jewel, Mikado Orange)
$72 - fabric for vertical blinds
$3 - knobs (The Home Depot: Liberty - P10515CBIRC)
$32 - paint for under counter
$54 - canvas curtains for hiding TV
$119 - playhouse
$8 - bookshelf
$20 - craft table
$12 - chairs for craft table
$25 - pillows
$9 - handprints
$63 - light fixture (Menard's)
$26 - paint (Hirshfield's: Wash 'n Wear - Carnation Gold, Veronica Pink, Picnic Green, Jade Jewel, Mikado Orange)
$443 - Total Cost
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