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Project Playroom

It’s been a long and slow process but Project Playroom is finally complete. This remodel was a fun collaboration with paint company, Colorhouse. Their low odor paints contain no VOC’s, no reproductive toxins, no chemical solvents, and no toxic fumes (HAPs free). I know that’s a mouthful but to sum it up, if you care about your health and the health of those in your home (particularly any little ones), this is the paint to use.

I selected a soft pink (sprout .06) for most of the room and then used chalkboard paint (nourish .06) to accent one wall. Stay tuned…I have a special discount for colorhouse paints at the bottom of this post!
chalkboard wall chalk playroom

playroom kitchen art shopping cart

dress up playroom kids girls room

kids chair tabouret pink

overstock kids tabouret chairs  |  blabla kids apple pillow  |  ikea table and bookshelves

dress up center tassel garland

genwoo tassel garland  |  ikea clothing rack and hooks (spray painted gold) | home goods mirror (spray painted gold)

toy organization kids playroom

playroom library book organization

land of nod playhouse tent

land of nod kids yellow cottage play home  |  miffy lamp (the adorable bunny!)  |  target table and rug  |  kidkraft savannah dollhouse  |  step2 grand walk in kitchen
 chalkboard wall ikea hack

ikea shelves chalkboard wall

custom calligraphy alphabet blocks (these are absolutely stunning and for 2 weeks only, you can get 25% off using code dressupfiles1)  |  ikea shelves (spray painted brackets gold)  |  FREE printable art here and here  |  Anne of Green Gables book  |  stuffed bunny

diy magnetic board letters

If you follow me on instagram (@dressupfiles), you would have seen me post this DIY magnetic board I made. I got the idea off pinterest (where else?) and used this drip pan,this spray paint and these wooden magnetic letters.


treehopper toys alphabet wall art  |  antique chair sprayed painted in kyrlon peekaboo blue


cloud decals from etsy shop newyorkvinyl (use coupon code dressup for a discount!)
Once the decals were up, I drew faces on them using permanent marker. It does not leak through to the wall at all.


kids playroom basement

A big thank you to Colorhouse for these fun and safe paint colors! Colorhouse premium paints are 100% acrylic with low-odor and superior coverage. If you live in Chicago or New York, you’re in luck because Colorhouse paints are now available at select Home Depot stores in your city! Click here to find a store near you. And as promised, mail in rebate discounts for Chicagoans here and New Yorkers here.


Chic Street Sneaks

new balance 410

new balance 410

new balance 410Been searching high and low for the perfect sneakers and I’ve finally found them. I was looking for a sleek, chic, clean looking pair that looked more at home on the street than at the gym. These New Balance 410’s in black and white fit the bill. An added bonus is that they are unbelievably comfortable. Wear with skinny jeans and your longline cardigans or with a calf length straight skirt and sweater. Also perfect for running around with the kids in a pair of ripped jeans and a striped sweatshirt.

new balance 410NEW BALANCE 410 Sneakers
ARITZIA coat (similar) and top (similar)
FOREVER21 high waist jeans
CELINE cabas tote
SHLIMP & ULRICH necklace

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