Girls’ Dream Playroom Makeover: Part 2

Girls’ Dream Playroom Makeover: Part 2

Eek! It’s finally here! I’m so excited to be able to share Part 2 of my girls’ dream playroom makeover. If you haven’t seen Part 1 yet, stop reading, go take a look, and then come back here. If you have seen Part 1 then you know that I had so much fun creating this space and am so proud of myself for having conjured it all up in my head without being able to see it live. That’s a huge win for me. So, I know you don’t want to hear me blab about it anymore so let’s just go take a look, shall we?


I said it in Part One of the Girls Dream Playroom Makeover reveal and I’ll say it again. This room was a h-o-t mess (literally and figuratively; it’s above the garage and is always warm and always messy).  The space was pretty much a catch-all for everything, had no rhyme or reason to the layout, and was basically just a drab space. In order to fully appreciate the after of this side of the room, you have to take in the before.


As I mentioned in Part 1 of the Dream Playroom Makeover reveal, the room is split into two parts: the inside of their “home” shown in today’s post and the outside (shown in Part 1). I honestly can’t pick a favorite spot in this space so let’s just go around counter clockwise and take a look at all of it. There are links to almost everything throughout this post. I hope you love it as much as we do!

The paint color on the walls is Bare Pink by Olympic. The chandelier is from IKEA (there’s one hanging in each of my girls’ bedrooms, too). I covered our “futon” with a pink fitted sheet (because actual Futon covers don’t work for ours) and tossed a pink throw blanket and ivory throw pillow on there to spruce it up. I couldn’t get rid of the “futon” because it’s a back-up guest bed for when we have a full house. Plus, I like having a place to sit when I’m up there. 🙂

Happy Home Storage Bookcase

The Happy Home Storage Bookcase from Delta Children was the last piece to be put in place in the room and it was so worth the wait. It sits right smack in the middle of the space and is an awesome feature piece. I love that it holds their books, puzzles, Cinderella figurines, and stuffed animals while also fitting into my whole “home” theme by being it’s own little house. I mean, the name is “Happy Home” – perfect, right?! I like to think of it as the “door” that leads outside and back in, so to speak. It’s a great size and is super adorable. My girls love it (and so do I).

Bookcase | High Chair | Bassinet | Baby Doll (Similar) | Wall Decal

Baby Doll Space

I decided to put the baby bed and high-chair in-between the corner kitchen and bookshelf because 1. It just so happened to fit there, and 2. I liked having the high chair next to the kitchen. My girls love to pretend to feed their babies; they’re the cutest little mommies.

High Chair | Bassinet | Baby Doll (Similar) | Wall DecalDollhouse (New Version) | Mirror, Dress Up Stand, Storage Bins | Bookcase

Kitchen Area

Corner Kitchen

Oh man. My girls love-love-love this space. While they had a play-kitchen before, this one is brighter and big enough for them both to play with it at the same time. I added a 3m hook to the left side so I could hang their pretend apron and chef hat. I also got rid of all their old pots & pans and replaced them with these pots and this dish set (that matches the colors perfectly). Inside the fridge is new (sturdy) pretend food that I bought, too. We love this kitchen!

Laundry Room

Next to the kitchen is their “laundry room” that holds their cleaning supplies and washer/dryer unit. Our mop & broom hang on hooks in our laundry room so I thought, how cute would it be to do the same with theirs? so I got online and found this 4-hook hanger and it fit perfectly. I get a kick out of how cute it all is hanging there. The washer/dryer unit matches perfectly with the kitchen and my girls are obsessed with it, too. The little laundry basket at the bottom is just darling and they love the chalk board on one side and the iron/ironing board on the other. The ironing board is the perfect height to fit their little vacuum under it. The vacuum is old so check out the newer version and this cuter one.

Flower Rugs

I wanted to pull in the floral element of the “Magic Garden” to the “inside” of the “home” so I got this set of 3 plush flower rugs for this side of the room.

Kitchen | Coffee Maker | Pots & Pans Set | Cookware Set | Pretend Food | Tea Set | Bake Chef Set (Similar) | Washer/Dryer | Wall Hooks | Mop/Broom Set (Similar) | Vacuum (Newer) | Vacuum (Cuter) | Flower RugsHigh Chair | Bassinet | Wall Decal | She Believed…

Words of Truth

In between the closet and the entryway door, there’s a small space that fits a toy box my husband built but it is otherwise dead space. I was cruising through Hobby Lobby and thought, how amazing would it be to have words of Truth and affirmation surround them while they play? So this wall was born. As with all of the other pieces on the walls, I had to make sure I hung these high enough so the girls couldn’t pull them down.

Proverbs 31:25 | Proverbs 3:10 | Live Big Little Girl | 1 Peter 3:3-4

Art Table

My girls love to color and draw so I set up this designated space so they can do just that. I love watching their little imaginations blossom and I fell in love with the wall decal (it’s a quote from Walt Disney); I love how it fits the floral theme of the rest of the room and the hanging mum balls make it feel a little magical. Even though I got super washable markers, crayons, and colored pencils (Did you know twistable colored pencils are a thing now?! No sharpening required!), the pails only sit on the tables when an adult is in the room with them. Little girls can’t be trusted. 🙂

Hanging Mum Balls | Curtain Wire | Wall Decal | Colored Pails

Area Rug

I also got this ah-mazing rug for the middle of the room. It’s seriously the softest rug ever. My girls like to lay down and make “rug-angels” (think snow angels but with carpet). I honestly don’t think I’ve ever felt a softer rug under my feet. Mine is 5’3″ x 7’6″.

So there you have it! What do you think? Tell me in the comments!

Be sure to check out Part 1 of the Dream Playroom Makeover!

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  1. Abby
    February 11, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    I love this room. Was definitely inspired by it and slowly bought the kitchen set, bookshelf, and washer/dryer. I can’t wait for my daughter’s playroom to come together. Thank you for the great ideas!

    • Shannnon
      February 11, 2018 / 5:58 pm

      That makes me so happy! I’m glad I could help!!

  2. Rose
    November 26, 2017 / 9:35 am

    Wow, you did a great job with the room. I can’t help but notice that it is predominantly pink, house, cleaning, cooking, dolls, dress up. I always worry about that kind of socialization with girls. I think play rooms shouldn’t have a gender. But it looks beautiful, obviously did a lot of work for your kids.

    • Shannnon
      November 26, 2017 / 11:52 am

      Hi Rose! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your thoughts! I think we’ll have to agree to disagree on the playrooms having a gender thing. My girls love the color pink and all things “girly” so the room was designed based on what they like. They also love to “help” Mommy and the kitchen and cleaning toys are their favorites to play with (second to the dress-up clothes). That said, they have lots of STEM toys and a ton of things that would be considered gender-neutral in the drawers and toy box in their playroom as well as in our living room, their bedrooms, and outside. 🙂

      Thanks again!

  3. Maryam
    October 25, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    I’m doing room for my girl. I love love love this room. Where did u get this kitchen from? I’d love to know that .

    • October 25, 2017 / 3:31 pm

      Hi Maryam! Thank you! There are links to the kitchen in the blog text and underneath the photos! I hope you love it!

  4. Amy Lewis
    August 22, 2017 / 7:48 am

    I’m in the process of making a playroom, I could really use some good ideas. I don’t know where to begin. All I have is chalkboard paint. If you have the time I have the ears to listen. Thanks so much. AMAZING JOB

    • Shannnon
      August 22, 2017 / 4:48 pm

      Hi Amy! Thank you so much! Shoot me an email and let me know what you have in mind and I’ll see how I can help!

  5. Lucy
    August 20, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Wow you are obviously a super devoted mum for putting all of this together! I can’t help but wonder why you only have toys that are geared toward domestic “keep house” play like cooking and cleaning. Have you heard of GoldieBlox? It’s a construction set that teaches engineering skills and is designed for girls…It’s never to early to get a girl into STEM! Especially when women only make up 20% of the workforce! Definitely would be a great addition to the words of truth and affirmation section!

    • Shannnon
      August 20, 2017 / 8:27 pm

      Thanks, Lucy! My girls have lots of toys that you can’t see in the photos; they love to build and play with cars and tools and all kinds of stuff. Their favorites are dress up and “playing house, though, so they love those areas of the room but have lots of other options in the storage boxes and in the play area they have in our living room downstairs. Thanks for reading!

    • Shannnon
      July 20, 2017 / 12:33 pm

      Aw thanks! It’s a fun room!

    • Shannnon
      July 10, 2017 / 6:37 pm

      Thank you, girl! I love to sit up there!

  6. July 10, 2017 / 10:26 am

    I wish i had two girls for them to enjoy ha- now i just need to figure out how to make our playroom girl AND boy friendly hmmmmmm 🙂 xoxox

    • Shannnon
      July 10, 2017 / 11:15 am

      Oh girl! It’s totally doable!!

  7. Jenny
    July 9, 2017 / 3:01 am

    Shannon, I love this idea so much!

    • Shannnon
      July 10, 2017 / 12:42 am

      Thank you, Jenny!!

  8. July 9, 2017 / 12:59 am

    Oh. My. Gosh! Can my girls come play? Holy cow, talk about amazing work!! Way to go 🙂

    • Shannnon
      July 10, 2017 / 12:42 am

      THANK YOU!! Come on over, girl!! xo

  9. July 9, 2017 / 12:29 am

    I love their ROOM SO SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish we had the space for a play room, you did an amazing job!

    • Shannnon
      July 10, 2017 / 12:43 am

      Thank you, Brittany!! Move to Atlanta, the houses here are huge! xo

  10. July 8, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    Why am I jealous of your daughter.?! hahah this is Amazingggggg!!!!

    • Shannnon
      July 8, 2017 / 11:09 pm

      Ha! Thanks girl! I think I’m going to read them all these comments and be like YOU GIRLS HAVE NO IDEA HOW LUCKY YOU ARE AND HOW AWESOME YOUR MOM IS! Hahaha!

  11. July 8, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    I bet your girls love playing in here! You’ve done a great job pulling together all of the elements! There’s plenty to play with yet somehow it still doesn’t look cluttered. Bravo!

    • Shannnon
      July 8, 2017 / 11:10 pm

      They really do! And THANK YOU so very much!!

  12. July 8, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    love their little corner kitchen! but the whole space is dreamy

    • Shannnon
      July 8, 2017 / 11:10 pm

      I love that corner, too! It’s so fun! Thanks, friend!

  13. July 7, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    This playroom is amazing! Totally saving this for later! We’re redoing my youngest’s room and this has so many good ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    • Shannnon
      July 7, 2017 / 9:40 pm

      Thanks, Janette! I would love to see it when it’s done!

  14. July 7, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    This room Is amazing! I can’t wait to decorated my girls rooms

    • Shannnon
      July 7, 2017 / 5:20 pm

      Thank you!! It was so fun!

  15. July 7, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    I LOVE that bookcase! Such a cute playroom you have some lucky littles!!

    • Shannnon
      July 7, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you so much! I feel like someone should come tell them how lucky they are because they really have no idea! LOL

  16. July 7, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    I love it! My favorite pieces are the Home storage bookcase, the play dress up organizer, and the bloom pillows.

    • Shannnon
      July 7, 2017 / 3:55 pm

      Thank you! It’s all so fun, isn’t it?

  17. July 7, 2017 / 10:01 am

    I am absolutely in love with this entire playroom! You did an amazing job and I’m sure the girls just love it!

    • Shannnon
      July 7, 2017 / 10:18 am

      Thanks, Jacki! When are you gonna fly me to Tampa so we can do yours?! Offer stands! ❤️😉

  18. Kristen
    July 7, 2017 / 8:49 am

    Geez louise I am so jealous of this playroom! I love the baby doll area and the laundry room?!?! So flipping cute!

    • Shannnon
      July 7, 2017 / 8:57 am

      Thank you!! My girls love that part, too!

  19. July 7, 2017 / 8:44 am

    Everything is so cute- you thought of every detail! I’m obsessed with the bookcase, it’s so cute!

    • Shannnon
      July 7, 2017 / 8:56 am

      Thank you so much! I certainly tried to!

  20. July 7, 2017 / 8:43 am

    OMG stop, this is so so so cute! I want to come play haha

    • Shannnon
      July 7, 2017 / 8:56 am

      Haha! I love being up there!

  21. July 7, 2017 / 8:14 am

    You did an AMAZING job on the playroom! It truly is a little girl’s dream room come to life. Kudos!

    • Shannnon
      July 7, 2017 / 8:39 am

      Thank you, Cait!! We’re excited about it!!

  22. July 7, 2017 / 5:39 am

    I absolutely LOVE it! Aya would love this as well. I am feeling inspired to redo her playroom as well after seeing this!

    • Shannnon
      July 7, 2017 / 8:39 am

      Thank you, my friend!! Let me know if you do it!

  23. July 6, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    This is the sweetest playroom I have ever seen!! You have got some pretty lucky little girls!

    • Shannnon
      July 7, 2017 / 1:51 am

      Thank you so much! They don’t know how good they have it!

  24. Justine @ Little Dove
    July 6, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    Such a pretty and fun space! I love the pink on the walls too, it’s so perfect!

    • Shannnon
      July 7, 2017 / 1:51 am

      Thank you! We definitely have a lot of fun up there!

  25. babiestobookworms
    July 6, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    I love this! The whole room is so bright and colorful and adorable! I am about to redo my daughter’s room and I definitely will have to try some of these ideas!

    • Shannnon
      July 7, 2017 / 1:52 am

      Thank you! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    • Shannnon
      July 7, 2017 / 1:52 am

      Thank you so much! I wish I had this when I was a kid!

  26. July 6, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    Oh my!! This room is more than perfect 😍 I am in the process of redoing my kids’ playroom, so will be using A LOT of these ideas. Love the kitchen/laundry room and the art table area! Good job momma!

    • Shannnon
      July 7, 2017 / 1:53 am

      Thank you so much!! I can’t wait to see your remodel!!

  27. July 6, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    You are fabulous mama!! What a great space for your girls to dream, create and laugh!! Love it all

    • Shannnon
      July 6, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Thank you SO much!! I hope it’s a space they always remember! xo

    • Shannnon
      July 6, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Thanks so much!!

    July 6, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    Seriously so gorgeous Shannon

    • Shannnon
      July 6, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      Thank you SO much!! xo

  29. July 6, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    oh my goodness! This room is so dreamy O_O I love it! That washer dryer is amazing and I’m so jealous, I wish I had all of this when I was a kid. Your lil ones are so lucky 🙂

    • Shannnon
      July 6, 2017 / 1:48 pm

      Oh my word! Thank you! I wish I had it when I was little, too! Thanks again!

  30. July 6, 2017 / 11:51 am

    I am so jealous of this playroom space! I love the art table and the bookcase, especially! Great job! 🙂

    • Shannnon
      July 6, 2017 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you, Sara! Both are so fun!

  31. July 6, 2017 / 11:04 am

    Their room turned out so good. It’s so girly. I love it.

    • Shannnon
      July 6, 2017 / 1:49 pm

      Thank you, Jasmine! We are definitely girly girls over here!

  32. July 6, 2017 / 10:58 am

    Wow you did SUCH a great job with this play room! I love the little washer and dryer!

    • Shannnon
      July 6, 2017 / 1:50 pm

      Me too! If only it really washes clothes and then I could get my girls to do it! 😂

    • Shannnon
      July 6, 2017 / 1:50 pm

      Thank you, Ashley! I kinda wanna live in there!

  33. July 6, 2017 / 9:20 am

    It’s so magical! If I loved part 1, part 2 was the whole perfection. Everything is so beautiful.

    • Shannnon
      July 6, 2017 / 9:53 am

      Oh my word! Thank you SO much, Sarah!! So sweet. Thank you!

  34. lilflowermama
    July 6, 2017 / 2:47 am

    Wow, Shannon, this room is so magical and so worthy of Pinterest, I mean seriously! Love, love it!

    xo, Nicole

    • Shannnon
      July 6, 2017 / 9:53 am

      Aw thank you, Nicole!! Let’s not talk about how messy it is right now. LOL

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