The Playroom’s #100reveal Makeover

I’ve been making over four spaces in my home over the course of four weeks, using just $100 from Target each time, plus GE reveal® LED light bulbs. I’ve also had a total of $4000 in Target gift cards and plenty of GE reveal® lighting to give away so that each week, 10 readers win everything they need for their own #100reveal makeovers! The rules and information are at the bottom of this post, so be sure to enter.

You’ve already seen what I’ve done to update my dining room and work space, and this week I worked on our playroom.

The Playroom, Before

The room is divided into a few different zones with one side set up for art projects, plenty of toys on shelves and a big open space in the middle for playing, and then what I jokingly refer to as the kids’ apartment, over by the window. There’s a nicely stocked play kitchen, a small table and chairs for hosting tea parties, and a couple of chairs that divide the space and provide a spot for the grownups to sit. That’s the side I focused on for my #100reveal makeover. I used my budget at Target to pick up a wire cubby, a large wire basket, a clock, picture frame, and some fake flowers for the kids’ table.

#100reveal Makeover Supplies from Target and GE reveal® Lighting

The cubby, picture frame, and clock were hung on the wall to the left of the play kitchen. The cubby is acting as a pantry, the sweet print in the frame is from Petit Pippin, and I figure every kitchen (pretend or not) needs a clock.

Playroom Toy Kitchen

Clock, Petit Pippin Framed Print, and Cubby with Play Food

I like to have fresh flowers on our dining table, so the kids like having them for their table too and an artificial arrangement is more practical for them to play with. The wire basket holds stuffed animals for tea parties.

Making it Lovely's Playroom

Wire Toy Basket

I sewed those patterned curtains years ago for my studio, back when I was running my stationery shop and before Brandon and I had any kids. I loved the pattern then and I still do, all these years later! (The fabric is called “Mom’s Couch” by Moda, but it was discontinued ages ago.) There are three lights in the playroom: one in the ceiling fan, a floor lamp, and a matching task lamp. Swapping out their bulbs for GE reveal®& LED bulbs really made that pattern in the curtains pop! The white walls looked far better at night too, without the former lighting’s yellow cast.

The difference between GE reveal® and ordinary lighting

You can see more of this week’s #100reveal makeover in action in the video below.

Wire Toy Basket

Eleanor and August patiently waited for me to finish up working on the room so they could come up to play. The new additions were a big hit, and the lighting made it much nicer to be up there as the sun went down.

Playing in the Playroom

Tea Party in the Playroom

Giveaway

Do you have a playroom or other fun space in need of some updating? Comment below about setting up the perfect place to relax and play using GE reveal® and a $100 gift card to Target, mentioning #100reveal for your chance to win!

There will be ten winners drawn. See the complete rules for more information, and good luck!

GE LightingI’m so excited to be a GE reveal® #100reveal sponsored blogger. Opinions are my own, projects have been chosen by me, and additional products used in the project were selected by me and provided by GE reveal®.

Teaching at Columbia

Seeing as how we’re nearly midway through the semester already, perhaps I should mention the job offer I accepted?

Columbia College Chicago

I’m teaching a class at Columbia College Chicago. The course is ‘Blogging Beyond the Basics’ and I’m an adjunct in the Interactive Arts and Media division, co-teaching with an instructor from the Journalism department.

Columbia College Chicago

My students are juniors and seniors, split pretty evenly between young men and women, and (with a few exceptions I’m sure) they love Chicago and Kanye West. They’re funny. They’re smart. They’re studying marketing and advertising, public relations, journalism, and the various design fields, and I’m really enjoying teaching them.

Five Months Old (Calvin’s Monthly Photo)

Five Months Old (Calvin's Monthly Photo)
Five Months Old (Calvin's Monthly Photo)

(I’ll be taking a photo of Calvin sitting in the Eames rocker and wearing his pin each month until he’s two years old. I also took monthly photos of his sister, Eleanor, and his brother, August.)

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