May 27, 2010

The Quest for the Perfect Playroom - The Final Chapter!

Alright. It's DONE!!! Can I get a wahoo? Here's a little video tour of the completed playroom. Hopefully you'll enjoy the tour guide - my nephew Camden. He makes a great Vana. Thanks also to my brother-in-law for putting together the video. He rocks!


Now here's a flashback for you. This was the playroom BEFORE we moved in.  (Note: NOT our stuff!)


Yikes! It kind of made my head hurt.


Now, if you missed any of the series, here's a link to everything I've done.



The mini mailbox. My father-in-law put this together for me, along with the ladder. He's awesome.

The train - part one, part two, and part three. I also owe a HUGE thanks to my 'lil sis and her husband who helped me make the train idea a reality.


Thanks for pulling into the station! I'm going to take a nap now. Have a great day!

71 comments:

  1. I am absolutely blown away!

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  2. That's awesome! (the previous decor...FRIGHTENING!!!!)

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  3. This is fabulous!! Such a great room for kids. Love it!

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  4. un.be.lieveable!!!
    but made the mistake of watching the video with my son!
    the room is so great!!!

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  5. Wow! What a fantastic before and after. It was so bright before, I felt like I was getting a headache also. But the after is AMAZING!! You did a wonderful job.

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  6. WOW! You did some awesome work missy! That video made me miss Cam Cam. That kid cracks me up! Seriously impressive!

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  7. im speachless! This is absolutely awesome!! I really love the apple tree! so cool!

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  8. What a fantastic job. Looks like hours of fun for the kids. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Um....do you even know how amazing that is?? Best play room ever! (and I think me three year old daughter has a crush on your son, she wants to watch your video 100 times!) :o)

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  10. Oh, sorry-Nephew!! :o)

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  11. This is totally awesome! Really and truly and awesome job!

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  12. Holy Awesomeness! I have LOVED this entire series. So incredibly awesome. And that video was even the best part. I love seeing it all put together. Just fabulous!

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  13. totally amazing! Way to go! Your kids (and playmates) will remember that forever!

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  14. AMAZING room!! Makes me want to be a kid again!! And your video rocked! Your darling nephew is absolute "Hollywood" material!

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  15. That's the best playroom I've ever seen. Good job.

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  16. Wow...now that is a seriously FUN playroom!!! I LOVE the train and all it's unique parts. I bet you are gonna have a lot of mommy's wanting playdates at your house!!!! Now I am just curious...what did you do with all the stuff that was previously in the playroom?

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  17. That is quite the playroom! I wouldn't want my kids to play in it just because they would mess it up!

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  18. My youngest, Maddie, watched the video tour with me and said wistfully, "I want to go in that room!" Well done, Cheri! I'm always impressed by you!

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  19. Katie - It wasn't our stuff. That was the room BEFORE we moved in. Thank goodness it all belonged to the previous owner. Yikes, I hope my kids never have that much stuff!

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  20. Oh no, how sad - I can't watch the video. Says it contains Sony Music material and is therefore not available anymore?

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  21. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!!!! That play room is awesome!!! Holy cow!!! I can not believe how creative & amazing that room is! Nice work team! Nice! Your host is adorable, btw. =)

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  22. It's stunning!! What a great playroom!!

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  23. this came out fabulous! Very creative. what lucky kiddos :)

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  24. Can you be my mom?!?! That is one amazing play room!

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  25. It is amazing! And your boys are ADORABLE! Great job.

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  26. Holy cats, this is awesome!! Those frames and the words are TOO cute!

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  27. Awesome! I love that train wall. It reminds me of my "quiet book" that my mom made me when I was a kid.

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  28. Okay Cheri this is how I first found you! Now I remember! That adorable tree wall! SOoo cute. Excellent job.

    p.s. I'm assuming the previous owners of your house don't read your blog, right?? (mine does, lol!)

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  29. Wowie. THIS is the exact kind of thing I aspire to someday, when we own instead of rent. Thank you for laying it all out!

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  30. That is such a fun playroom! I love the wall of photos and the mailbox in the wall. I bet your kids just love playing in there.

    Thanks so much for linking up to the CSI Project! We really appreciate it. I hope you will come back next week for our Hardware Store challenge!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  31. Congrats on finishing the room. It looks amazing and sooo much fun. You can tell it was made with A LOT of love (and sweat I'm sure!)

    Thank you for sharing with us, and tips on how you did it.

    I thought your nephew was an AWESOME presenter!!

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  32. Amazing! I completely agree with the "before" photos. Way too much going on! Whew!

    The apple tree wall is my favorite, it's just so cute.

    Job well done!

    www.thatredheadedstepchild.com

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  33. Absolutely adorable I love it you did a awesome job on it!

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  34. That looks awesome! I love the photos on the wall.. I might have to steal that idea someday! :)

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  35. DARLING! i love it all! what a great decorator you are:)

    please stop by sometime:
    http://lovelypapershop.blogspot.com

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  36. WOW! LOVE everything about this room! You've managed to scooch whimsy in there without it being garish. This is beautifully done! Love the real life elements you've added. Kudos! I'm impressed. Bet your little man is too. :)

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  37. LOVE the originality and element of fun in this room! Great job!

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  38. Hi..I’m Barb….I am from Fri. Hodgepodge...Everything is so cute!!
    I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

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  39. This is adorable! My two boys would go CRAZY to be able to own such a cute play space. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. adorable! i LOVE the mailbox! come link up to making monday marvelous! happy memorial day :)

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  41. Absolutely adorable - great job !!!! I foresee many hours of fun and imagination play in that room !

    thanks for sharing,


    gena
    www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

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  42. Just stopping by from Tip Me Tuesday. That room looks so cute. I think the train is adorable!!!!

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  43. This is adorable, you did a great job!

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  44. I'm including this, and the nursery your sister designed, in my post today. Hope that's okay. Please let me know if it's not. Hope you're having a good day!

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  45. That's incredible! I love the peep through window. If I were a kid, I would wanna come over to your house to play ALL the time. Great job!

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  46. Your kid's room is terrific! I was amazed at all the cute ideas you had and actually brought to life. My favorite is the apple tree with the ladder and bucket..such fun!

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  47. Did I miss what color the paint was!? I LOVE it!

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  48. The paint color is Russian Blue from Behr, but it's at 50% so it's lighter.

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  49. It's official. You're a genius.

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  50. I have been wanting a bigger house so that I can use the spare room as a craft room...now I want it for a play room! That is incredible. I'm soo jealous! :) You rock. Seriously.

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  51. I just found this! It is so awesome! Our son is bored in his play room, even though it's filled with toys. These are really great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  52. O my! I guess I'm looking at this a little late...but I just "found" it and had to say, this is amazing! I hope someday I can be that creative as well! I hope your boys still love it...and that they stay little enough to enjoy it for a long time! :)

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  53. OH...Wow!!! I want to come play, I want to be creative, I want a toy room. This rocks !!

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  54. WOWEE!! This is AMAZING! Where do you come UP with ideas like this?!?! LOL!

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  55. Well done!!!!!! It inspires me to make our dungeon fun like that!!

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  56. Well done!!!!!! It inspires me to make our dungeon fun like that!!

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  57. LOVE this!! You are so talented! Wish I had the space to copy this! Great job Momma!! :D

    http://thriftylikeme.blogspot.com/

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  58. Okay, that has to be the awesomest playroom EVER!! I am so inspired now. Our playroom needs some sprucing up. Seriously awesome!!!

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  59. What a pitty I live in a appartment in Barcelona (Spain)!!
    I wish to have a big play room to "copy" your increible ideas...
    Congratulations from Barcelona, Spain.

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  60. So inspiring!! I want this room for my 2 boys!!

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  61. awesome...you are so creative and I'm sure your boys love the interactive pieces that you've added for them!!

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  62. Oh my goodness! I love your playroom. I have two boys (5 & 3) and they would love this! I have so many ideas now. The train with the look-through is absolutely ingenious! BTW...I loved your comments about boys climbing onto the mantle if you don't give them something to climb! SO TRUE!!!

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  63. What a fun playroom! Your kids are very lucky. Love the peek-a-boo door. It's brilliant.

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  64. O what FUN!!! My Little Mister would just LOVE this room! I wonder... if it will fit in my passage, as we dont have any space for a playroom :)

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  65. This is AMAZING!!!! My boys would love something like this. Someday......

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  66. thats so cute ..is there a window in the train?ti next room?

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  67. Any tips for someone wanting to try the mailbox idea? I'm guessing there's a cleat of sorts inside against the wall?

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    1. Yes, there is a cleat of wood. The cleat is shaped exactly like the mailbox and it's screwed into the stud. Then the mailbox fits over it perfectly and the mailbox is screwed around the perimeter into that cleat. I hope that makes sense!

      Cheri

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