Monday, October 3, 2005
Room for Improvement: Little Girl's Bedroom
On today's room for improvement, we're creating a fun-filled playroom for a very special little girl. She loves fairies and flowers, so let's see how we transform a blank canvas into this enchanted world for her.
WSVN -- Yreen: Hi Martin.
Martin: Hi Yreen, nice to meet you.
Martin: Tell me about the space.
Yreene: have extra toys and other items that we keep in this room along with a huge TV. I wanted a place for Bianca to hang out.
Martin: There is hardly any room to play in there because there is so much furniture so that's one of the first things we need to deal with. Decorative accessories and color will also make the room come alive. This huge television is taking a lot of needed space so is really has to go, remember we are working on a playroom, not a theater so keep that in mind. I want to create the illusion of an alcove by painting this area dark pink -- perfect backdrop for the bed.
Sheer panels over walls, softens the entire room. Now I am adding these sheer panels right on the walls themselves to kind of soften them up a bit, it's going to envelop the entire bed and make it look really whimsical, and then I am adding as a final touch a netted canopy too. Now that we have pink behind the bed I want to continue adding color throughout the rest of the space by just adding some purple stripes, plus it makes it more playful too.
Scrapbook details make excellent wall décor. I am finishing up with the final phase of painting and once it dries, I am hot gluing these flowers which I found at the scrap booking aisle and it's going to give it a nice 3-dimentional touch. Take a decorative place mat and put it inside a pre-bought frame and voila, you have inexpensive wall art.
Colorful plastic storage bins are inexpensive and look great. If you need storage for crayons and toys these plastic bins have a long way, now they come on decorator colors so they look great and are easy on the budget. Price tag: 99 cents
Martin: We're almost done, but not until we replace the TV, this one works much better in the room. Before the furniture placement wasn't maximizing the floor space. Now bright colors, fabrics and textures will give Bianca a big hug everytime she plays! All for a budget of under $500
Martin: One, two, three go ahead. Oh my goodness!
Yreen: That is so beautiful, Martin you did such a great job!
Martin: When creating a playroom the backdrop is just as important as the actual toys. So have fun with different paint colors and designs, it will give the room personality and enhance the entire experience for your little one…until next week.
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