My Play Room: Rylin

Richardson, TX

We love when design decisions embrace how a family is living right now and Rylin's need for a playroom is a perfect example of this. Angela shares how she rethought this space and made it super special for him: When the toys in my living room outnumbered the books on my shelves, I decided it was time to convert our underutilized office/guest room into a playroom for my son.

The walls were already painted a deep grey and the perfect backdrop for the multitude of primary colors that were taking over the grown-up spaces in my home. I started by backing the built in shelves with a fun stripe wrapping paper from Target and then tackled DIY projects that included a puppet theatre closet curtain-painted on a no sew table cloth material, a ribbon bed skirt-taped to my craigslist trundle bed frame painted orange, chalk board square art-punctuated by painted frames from Goodwill, and a "curtain" of leftover birthday party bunting.

It was a fun project for my tiny budget and I found places for all those things you don't know what to do with...like the mini PEZ collection from years of Christmas stockings and the random castle music box from my husband's grandmother.

Rylin loves his new little oasis and we love our living room again!

Thanks Angela! Readers, visit Angela at her blog Everhart Album.

(Images: Angela Everhart)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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