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Mission Dr. Seuss Playroom accomplished:

Playrooms are hard to decorate. We all long to have a beautifully organized one like this…

but let’s face it…TOYS HAPPEN!

It is hard to tuck plastic slides, plastic wagons, a train table with one cah-jillion trains on it, Rescue Heroes, and 10 foot tall stuffed animals into nice little bins. I am sure you can relate to your playroom looking like this…

My friend wanted me to decorate her playroom. She was “over” the gray walls, lack of storage and zero decor on the walls. (Notice the rug? SCORE!!!)

We decided to go for a Dr. Seuss theme and took our inspiration from Pottery Barn.

We started out by painting the walls yellow. Then I hand painted the clock on the left wall.

I told you about how we both scored the laminate storage armoires. We painted hers with chalkboard paint (primered first) and then I hand painted the “one fish, two fish” on them with white paint. I tried to make it look like it was written in chalk.

Her big splurge was the 6 foot tall Cat in the Hat wall decal from PB. I guess she didn’t trust me to hand paint it. I am glad she made that decision – that would have been a HUGE project.

Then we added the famous Tar-Jay white laminate storage bins with cloth bins on either side of the armoire for added storage and color.

I think it turned out so fun! We have a few more tweaks to make it perfect but it looks 100% better wouldn’t you agree?

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36 Comments

  1. Wish I could just have all of you creative women hop on over to my house for a while. The playroom looks great. I bet the little ones are going to love it! I have my calendar marked for the 31st. Jackie

  2. It is so much more bright and fun and full of personality now! You two did a great job! Your hand painting of the art on the wall turned out fabulous.

  3. The room looks awesome! So bright, cheery, inviting, and most important – fun!

  4. The room looks awesome! So bright, cheery, inviting, and most important – fun!

  5. The room looks awesome! So bright, cheery, inviting, and most important – fun!

  6. The room looks awesome! So bright, cheery, inviting, and most important – fun!

  7. So, I never told you thanks for the huge upgrade with the playroom. THANK YOU! It looks great, and my mind can rest easier with the better organization. No more clutter and plastic totes.

  8. I love Dr. Seuss! I have always wanted to do a Dr. Seuss themed nursery. Of course getting married would have to come first πŸ™‚

  9. Thanks again Beckie for the awesome playroom for Garrett and Kate!! You did a super job and it was so fun painting with you! (Look at that…Andy even commented on the blog….is he a follower or just a closet stalker??)

  10. LOVE IT! I just saw someone who had a bathroom with this theme…they used real water spouts to hang their towels on. HOW DARLING!

    We are about to tackle our play room – I can't decide on a light yellow or light blue…oh the decisions….arghhhh!!!!

    Blessings to you!

  11. I,personally, enjoyed the messy playroom picture. It made me feel at home. The playroom is gorgeous.

  12. That has got to be the FUNNEST playroom ever! what kid wouldn't love to play there everyday? And with great organization to boot. I love it!

    ~Amanda

  13. I love this blog! I'm so glad I found you via the DIY party today! Cute Dr. Seuss room. I love it! I will be back for the "roadkill rescue" party. I think that's such a good idea! πŸ™‚

  14. I am not a big fan of Dr. Seuss, but room is stinking cute! You and your friend did a great job.

  15. Beckie!! That is ADORABLE! You are amazing with that clock! Did you do it free hand??

  16. I am soooo jealous! Please move to Souderton and make me a room just like that. Pretty please?!

  17. Now that I've seen it in person….I LOVE it! It's so cute! You can come decorate my toy room when I get one someday! πŸ™‚

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