So as you may remember from my first post about the playroom makeover, that the room we have designated as a playroom was just too messy and overwhelming for me to want to spend time down there with my daughters. Here is a photo of the room last week.
I want to begin by saying that I feel truly grateful and admittedly a little uncomfortable with the amount of space that we have been blessed with in our new house. The only way that I can comes to terms with this feeling is to be certain that we share our space with others and bless their lives. In order to do this, I needed to create a space for kids to feel inspired and not too overwhelmed by the chaos of disorganised toys. Or let's face it, kids can play anywhere, I just don't like the chaos!
I had a burning desire to create a tent where my girls can have quiet time to read or have a tea party. Once again, the budget is minimal so I needed to come up with a cost effective way to make my shabby chic vision happen. I happened to be in a dollar store (my guilty pleasure) and these garden stakes caught my eye.
They were $2.00 each, and I purchased 6, so the project cost me $12.00 altogether!
Since the playroom is carpeted, the stakes stay upright when leaned against each other. I used twist ties to attach all the stakes together.
When all the stakes were attached, I covered the tent with 2 old roses sheets I had found at a thrift store ages ago. I used pearls from my Christmas decorations (purchased from Walmart) to tie back the front, hung a stainless steel star with pearls and lined the floor with an old quilt, a bean bag and pillows.
I sewed adorable bunting flags made from vintage bed sheets and lace and strung it across the wall above the tent.
(see the Country Chiq Etsy store to purchase:
The seating area next to the tent will be moved eventually, but because a couch wasn't in the budget, we purchased two little chairs from Ikea and I added a few accessories I had lying around the house. Apparently the space is meant for a princess and her unicorn!
Don't you just love this ruffle pillow? I had bought it at Winners for $12.00 about 6 months ago and it was just waiting for a home!
Mission accomplished! A sweet lil' tent made for two princesses and their very happy mom!