A playroom is a place where children’s imaginations run wild. Whether they are playing games, watching movies or just simply playing pretend. Once I became a mom and my son Presley started crawling, I immediately started planning his playroom. I thought of several fun ideas but the only thing I knew I wanted was a teepee and I also wanted the room to be
unique. I ended up looking on Pinterest and couldn’t find a room that looked like what I was envisioning. The only things I found were a teepee and a wooden sign that I ended up making myself. I wanted a rustic lodge feel and something slightly “cowboys and indians”. It’s one of the first rooms you see walking into our home so I wanted it to be eye-catching 🙂
I started with ideas on a color palate and built from there. I found the perfect wallpaper online and then started creating the room. Here is the beginning of the transformation (the first 2 pictures were taken with my iPhone)…
The piano was moved and a sweet local lady came to hang the wallpaper.
Welcome to Presley’s Hideout!! I had so much fun decorating the cubby holes around the TV. A few toys, a retro orange lamp, some books and a few other random things and voila! 🙂
We found this unique antler chandelier at Home Depot online. I was surprised at myself that I actually wanted an antler light fixture but it made the room complete. Luckily Shane, my husband was on board with this idea! Nothing say’s “lodge” like antlers hanging from the ceiling LOL.
I made a cute flag garland for the top of the teepee in orange and brown burlap. I just cut out triangles of each color and hot glued them to rope. Super easy and affordable!
I got some free scrap wood at Lowe’s, wood stain and a wood carver to carve out “Presley’s Hideout”! I stained the wood first and then carved the name out! Only $3, just paid for the stain! What I love most about the teepee is that when P is a little older he can paint or draw on the canvas!
I made the sign below with another piece of scrap wood from Lowe’s and used rope for the letters and border. I think it’s fun to display things Presley makes!
If you haven’t caught on yet, next time you’re at Lowe’s and need wood, ask if they have any scraps left over first! Most of the time they will also cut the scraps for free.
I found this fake deer head on craigslist and just spray painted it white. It now hangs above the closet door 🙂
Lumber yards are a great way to find unique pieces of wood. I found a great free stump locally! I took all of the bark off the outside to give it the natural wood look. I love how it turned out! One of my other favorite parts of the room are the cute wing back chairs. They definitely help bring the lodge look into the room.
I used an oil drip pan to display all of Presley’s magnets. He loves playing with all the different animals and letters. You can find the drip pans at Walmart in the automotive section and the magnets HERE.
I found these cute wood frames at Hobby Lobby and used some other cowboy décor I already had on hand. The wooden shelves are from Homegoods, one of my favorite stores.
I absolutely LOVE the sign that say’s COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES. It’s a short phrase but has a huge meaning. If you’re a mom like me, you want your kids to explore, never be afraid to be them selves and just have fun.
There’s Sandy! She really only costs a nickel and still runs like a charm 🙂 She’s been mine since I was in 1st grade and now I’ve handed her down to Presley!
Last but not least, is the wood sign I made. It was only $8 to make. All that’s needed is wood from lowes and a bottle of black acrylic paint. I got the idea for this sign HERE 🙂
Well I hope you had fun in Presley’s Lodge! 🙂
Each week my goal is to help other mom’s out there with creative ideas for every day life. If you have a topic you would like me to discuss, PLEASE email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll leave you with one of my new favorite quotes that pretty much sums up what being a mom means to me.
I am your parent, you are my child
I am your quiet place, you are my wild
I am your calm face, you are my giggle
I am your wait, you are my wiggle
I am your audience, you are my clown
I am your London Bridge, you are my falling down
I am your Carrot Sticks, you are my licorice
I am your dandelion, you are my first wish
I am your water wings, you are my deep
I am your open arms, you are my running leap
I am your way home, you are my new path
I am your dry towel, you are my wet bath
I am your dinner you are my chocolate cake
I am your bedtime, you are my wide awake
I am your finish line, you are my race
I am your praying hands, you are my saving grace
I am your favorite book, you are my new lines
I am your nightlight, you are my sunshine
I am your lullaby, you are my peek-a-boo
I am your kiss goodnight, you are my I love you
Author: Maryann K Cusimano
You can download a FREE printable of a shorter version HERE