Science-Lab Playroom

A dull playroom is transformed into a cool science lab for two young boys.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe total cost of the project was $700 plus the cost of the aquarium.
Designer James Koster gave the two young science aficionados the science-lab playroom they dreamed about. Their cool, new room comes complete with an aquarium, evolutionary timeline, a color spectrum and a solar system.

Makeover products
human-body chart, laminated periodic table, insect-classification poster: Ward's Natural Science
ant farm: Steve Spangler Science
sharks of the United States poster: Argus-Mariner Consulting Scientists
paint: Behr - Castle Moat 580-6 (ceiling), Clear Water 530 C-2 (upper wall blue), Azurean 530 B-5 (ocean blue), Tart Apple 420B-4 (green stripe), Bloomsberry 640 B-5 (lavender stripe), Blaze Orange 260B (orange stripe) - all eggshell finish
bucket for pulley system: Target
supplies for solar system: A.C. Moore
club soda vortex experiment: Giant Food
window shades: Ayers Hardware
lumber for aquarium wall: The Home Depot