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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


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®.

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  • Leila
    March 11, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Resident physician who lives in horrid, yellow hospital lighting most of the day – would love to brighten up the mood at home with #100reveal.

  • Carol
    March 11, 2015 at 12:50 am

    our girl’s playroom is ever evolving and we are currently updating it from her kinder years to reflect her personality and interests now that she is seven. love the brightness of the GE lights; my girl’s playroom could definitely use a refresh with welcoming lights.

  • sandi
    March 11, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Oh my, my spare bedroom that I want to turn into my studio definitely could use #100reveal bulbs.
    Love what you did to the children’s space – so fun to see how far a play kitchen has come from my days at playing in one.

  • Debren
    March 11, 2015 at 1:34 am

    my daughter just switched her pink room for the grey guest room. What a difference! Boy, do we need lighting help!

  • Alison Cooper
    March 11, 2015 at 7:01 am

    Our lot has a lot of trees so not much natural light and its always an issue when painting, etc.

  • Kris
    March 11, 2015 at 7:02 am

    I’d love to b brighten up our bedroom. The GE reveal LED lights would brighten it up and take away the yellow hue I can’t stand!

  • Beth F.
    March 11, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Our Master Bedroom is dark, and all my pictures come out that orangey color. I’d love to have some bright new lights in there!

  • Isadora
    March 11, 2015 at 7:52 am

    My living room is in desperate need of good light, and some accessories to set off my new couch. #100reveal

  • Natalie
    March 11, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Laundry room for sure, thanks! #100reveal

  • Jenny A.
    March 11, 2015 at 8:06 am

    #100reveal – I could use new lighting for our basement bar.

  • Kathleen
    March 11, 2015 at 8:47 am

    My living room doubles as the playroom. I’d love new lighting and some organization decor! #100reveal

  • Jennifer
    March 11, 2015 at 9:51 am

    I am right now getting my new little adopted 7year old boys room ready. I would love to use #100reveal from Target and GE to help me welcome him to his new room!

  • Leslie J
    March 11, 2015 at 10:11 am

    We do most of our playing in my son’s bedroom. He’ll be 4 this month and his room is in need of some serious updating! #100reveal

  • Amanda
    March 11, 2015 at 11:58 am

    This is perfect timing because we are updating so many spaces in our home right now, as we wait for the arrival of baby #2! #100reveal

  • patricia g
    March 11, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    We have a living room that could use some updating

  • Hillary
    March 11, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    My sewing room desperately needs new lighting and some storage! #100reveal

  • Heather
    March 11, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    The playroom is in the basement which could always use more light, not to mention cute craft organization! #100reveal

  • Meg
    March 11, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    I don’t gave a playroom but we have a corner of our living room that is our playspace. The #100reveal prize would really help us because there is nomoverhead lighting in the room & better lighting (+ cute Target accesories) would make it a nicer play space for us.

  • A.M.
    March 11, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    i would love to set up my basement as a crafting space with GE reveal lighting! we need better lighting in there anyway because there is only 1 small window and a door, and the walls r all really dark wood paneling.

  • Kim
    March 11, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    I’d like to do some things in the living room, where the adults play.

  • Raquel
    March 11, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    The #100Reveal would be perfect for MY playroom! I’d love better lighting for my creative work space in the basement, always a challenge. Maybe this would be just what I need to continue to develop my creative, artistic side.

  • Carley
    March 11, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    I’d love to get a new light fixture for my office & use the #100reveal bulbs!

  • Sharon
    March 11, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I really enjoy a nice reading nook with a cozy chair and a soft throw, and #100reveal lighting.

  • Beth
    March 11, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    I have been slowly transitioning my house to LED bulbs for energy savings: would love some #100reveal bulbs to complete the job!

  • Jess
    March 11, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Our recently refinished basement TV room is just simply furnished with no flair yet. I’d love a nice lamp with a #100reveal bulb in it to make the space bright!

  • Megan m
    March 11, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    My studio could some new storage and lighting.

  • Alycia
    March 11, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I need to makeover either our dark master or our kids playroom, which has bare walls! #100reveal

  • Haley W
    March 11, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    My at home Pilates studio would love some updates! #100reveal

  • Cara
    March 11, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Our play space/family room/dining room is currently a work in progress. Fresh lighting would definitely bring it a step closer to being finished! #100reveal

  • Katlyn Richter
    March 12, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Wow – amazing what a difference this lighting has made in your spaces. Our downstairs family is in need of some lighting help. I recently brought 4 new lamps into the space to warm/cozy it up, but I think this lighting would make a HUGE difference.#100reveal !

  • Vidya
    March 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Definitely the laundry room – it’s a cave right now #100reveal

  • Mandy Ford
    March 12, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Such a great space! Do you mind me asking where you purchased their round white table? My boys need a new activity table and that would be perfect.

  • Neiddy
    March 12, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Our master bedroom needs an update, I need better lighting and new decor. Thanks for the chance to win #100reveal

  • Megan
    March 12, 2015 at 10:49 am

    I would love to set up my daughters little nook with better function. She is in need of a play table now that she is a little bigger and that corner is dark so lighting is a must! #100reveal

  • Katie W.
    March 12, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Our master bedroom needs a major facelift! #100reveal

  • shells
    March 12, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    would love to get some decent lighting in the nursery, the dark purple walls have meant that it’s a cave in there right now! a #100 reveal is just what I need!

  • Kathleen
    March 12, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    While we don’t have a dedicated play room, our unfinished basement houses swings and climbing things. I’m sure the window-less space would benefit from better #100reveal lighting.

  • Jaclyn Reynolds
    March 12, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Would love a #100reveal makeover in our home. I would work in our basement to have a larger reading nook space. Right now, we have small reading spots in our bedroom and livingroom.

  • Bridgette
    March 12, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    My daughters playroom could really use a #100reveal makeover.

  • shannon s
    March 12, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Yes we have a playroom, but I have sons. I would love to do an update incorporating legos. Great ideas

  • Mia
    March 12, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Our boys’ bedroom. We just moved, and it could use a little love. #100reveal

  • Laura B
    March 12, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I have plans to put both boys, ages 1 and 2, in the same bedroom soon. I want to use #100reveal in a few new lights for the room. One will go in the reading tent.

  • Lauren
    March 12, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    So moving recently put us in a house that has two full bedrooms and a very odd shaped room. It’s long but the width is less than two arms length. I have thought about so many things to do but it doesn’t have a cable outlet and no internet connection. My next plan is to do a craft room. I’m super excited and have already started looking at furniture at Target!

  • Coryn
    March 13, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Perhaps it is not the best space for relaxing and playing, but my master bathroom is begging for the improved lighting from #100reveal ! The yellow cast from the current lighting has got to go!

  • ryan
    March 13, 2015 at 11:11 am

    so many projects, so little time (and money). :/ #100reveal

  • Kara
    March 13, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I could use some GE reveal #100reveal in the Man Cave since I’ve had to move my office up there.

  • Rayna
    March 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    What a difference the bulbs make! I have very little natural light in my living room and am thinking these bulbs are a great idea…

  • Sylvania
    March 13, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I am working on our enclosed sunporch, which serves as our mudroom, library, craft room, storage area and cat zone! Phew! GE Reveal bulbs could make it much more pleasant in the chaos.

  • Laura MCG
    March 13, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    i would love some better lighting for my little girls playroom – the lights are too dim and take forever to “warm up” and be reasonably bright! #100reveal

  • Ashley
    March 13, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    We are getting ready to set up a playroom in our new house – this would be perfect!

  • Zoryana
    March 13, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    We just cleaned up and purged my son’s room which is also his play room and would love to update with better lighting and some accessories! #100reveal

  • Joni
    March 14, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    My living room has lots of natural light, but at night it is in serious need of good lighting. A floor lamp and #100reveal bulbs would really help.

    March 14, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Our playroom has morphed to a reading room/library as the kids have gotten bigger. I bet better lighting would be a great addition! #100reveal

  • Julie Drzymalski
    March 15, 2015 at 7:47 am

    I re-did my breezeway adding a sliding door and new window for better insulation, sunny yellow paint to brighten up the dreary winter days and a nice throw rug. It’s my favorite reading spot but could use some #100reveal lighting for better reading in the evening and a new chair to curl up in!

  • Harmony B
    March 15, 2015 at 9:29 am

    My hallway is in need of a lighting makeover.

  • tara of
    March 15, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Our basement is our playspace and is in desperate need of lighting! We only have overhead lighting on a switch which can be too harsh for early morning or before bedtime so #100reveal bulbs would be great!

  • Sam
    March 15, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Our sunroom needs some sprucing up – accessories and #100reveal bulbs would enable us to use the space.

  • BethH
    March 15, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    We would love to add some storage to our the nursery!! #100reveal bulbs would be great to add to his overhead lighting at table lamp!

  • Natalie
    March 15, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    We bought a new (55 year old) home last August and have a baby due this August. Needless to say, there are LOTS of improvements that need to be made and we would love to win the #100reveal prizes!

  • Kristin
    March 16, 2015 at 12:03 am

    I’m getting ready to create a space for my daughter to play school in our sunroom. #100 reveal would definitely help improve the lighting out there when the sun goes down!

  • Cherish
    March 16, 2015 at 3:48 am

    We are currently re-doing our play area for our little girl. #100reveal lighting would be a great solution for the reading nook I have planned.

  • Mart Walker
    March 16, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Our play”room” is in our living room, as is our office… and we have no overhead lighting! And limited windows.

  • Mart Walker
    March 16, 2015 at 4:23 am

    Our play”room” is in our living room, as is our office… and we have no overhead lighting! And limited windows. Some #100reveal bulbs would definitely be put to good use!

  • Whitney
    March 16, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Arg! It’s a giveaway and you’ll probably never see this… what aisle did you find the wire mail cubby in? I can’t find it at our store. :(

    • Jen H
      March 16, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      At my target its by the wall art.

      • Whitney
        March 17, 2015 at 11:59 am

        Thanks! Unfortunately mine doesn’t have it then. :( And neither does the one my mom went to in Phoenix.

  • Lauren
    March 16, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    I’d love to further tweak our living room/dining room/play room (hello, tiny NYC apartment!)and part of that would be making the windowless part of the room more daylight-esque a la some #100reveal bulbs.

  • Megan R
    March 16, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    My daughter’s play space in her bedroom could use a little organizing and pretty added to it like you did here. So cute. #100reveal

  • Ann
    March 16, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Our family room/playroom – we live in a split level, so the room is half underground. It always feels a little bit depressing to go down there just after the sun sets, due to the awkward florescent lighting. It needs help!

  • Elizabeth
    March 16, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    We’re re-doing our master bedroom and I have put #100reveal buls on my shopping list. Why spend so much time picking the right paint color and bedding when it’s not lighted correctly?

  • Jen H
    March 16, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    We are building a home..been renting 10 years so I am super excited to make a cozy reading spot in it..the whole family loves to read! Also I used the lightbulbs in my livingroom and theres a big difference! I am a huge fan!

  • beth
    March 17, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Working on our reading nook, new lighting would be great!

  • Carole
    March 17, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Our playroom is now a teen hangout room, for music and games, but the lighting is less than inviting. Sounds like a good time for #100reveal to come to the rescue!

  • Meredith Merriman
    March 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    My tiny house with a family of five is driving me crazy! Maybe a little #100revealmakeover could help calm my anxious heart for a new place

  • Sandra P
    March 19, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    There are several rooms in my house that would love to get the #100reveal treatment. Good job in your playroom! I’m going to target tomorrow to check out the wire racks. Thanks!

  • Carisa
    March 20, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    i am seeking up our LAST nursery….baby #3!!! And would love #100reveal touches!!! Lighting is key!! And we are going gender neutral this time because the baby gender will be a surprise!!! (We have never done that before) exciting days ahead! Thank you!!

  • shannon s
    March 20, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    I would live more lighting for my sewing room I am setting up. Sewing helps me to relax.

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