Playroom Update


We have done so much already with our playroom! You can see our original post here.

I’ve put hints and sneak peeks on Instagram. You can follow me (@dorydoyle), or you can just take a look here:


and here:


And here are some pictures that are not posted on Instagram:

Doyle Playroom Update

Doyle Playroom Update

Doyle Playroom Update


Here is our list and what we have done so far (and the updates on the budget).

  • Trade the current TV stand/sofa table in the living room with the TV stand/credenza in the current dining room (credenza will become the new TV stand in order to hide the cords from little fingers and mouths and the TV stand/sofa table will become the changing table in the playroom)
  • Replace glass doors on new TV stand with mesh doors for speakers
  • Buy containers for serving platters to stack in garage (estimate $50)  spent $80
  • Paint new downstairs changing table a fun color (estimate $10)
  • Buy a changing pad for the new downstairs changing table (we will use a spare cover from the one upstairs) (estimate $25) – spent $0 on changing pad (gift card) + $9 changing pad cover (I saw one I loved)
  • Buy the 4×4 white Expedit from IKEA (estimate $139) spent $199 on 5×5 Expedit
  • Buy 3 Sprouts storage boxes (7x$26) to fit inside Expedit: dog, dragon, gorilla, kangaroo, peacock, rabbit, unicorn (estimate $182) – spent $134.11
  • Buy 3 Sprouts toy chest: whale (estimate $35)
  • Buy 3 Sprouts storage caddies (4x$22) to fit inside Expedit: bee, mouse, owl, pig (estimate $88) – spent $77.95
  • Buy 3 Sprouts wall organizer: flamingo (not because we need it, but because I can’t pass up anything with flamingos on it) (estimate $26)
  • Buy 3 Sprouts laundry hamper: goat (estimate $25) – spent $32.62
  • Paint walls (estimate $40)
  • Paint chalkboard half-wall in between windows (estimate $10)
  • Add molding to section off chalkboard half-wall (estimate $20)
  • Move current dining room painting to office
  • Sell wine cabinet
  • Move Mickey Mouse (Gulliver Mickey) and Peanuts (uncut baseball cards) artwork from office to playroom
  • Buy and attach 2 quilt hangers to wall (estimate $20) – spent $50
  • Buy 8×10 or 10×10 rug (estimate $500) – spent $459.94
  • Buy drum shade hanging light (estimate $50) – spent $165
  • Paint drum shade hanging light with alphabet
  • Buy Yogibo Yogi Max bean bag “chair” (estimate $250) spent $450 on chair and storage ottoman from IKEA
  • Bring extra books down to Expedit
  • Bring stuffed animals down to laundry hamper
  • Fill toy chest with blocks
  • Move in pack and play
  • Move in small wooden activity table
  • Move in activity table from my parents’ house
  • Get plant hangers and hang current mobiles from nursery off the walls on either side of the Expedit
  • Make colorful fabric bunting to hang along the wall – spent $6 on felt for circle garland
  • Get/make curtains and curtain rods for windows – spent $44
  • Buy baby gates to section off the roomspent $60
  • Make paper airplane wall decal

I also wanted to include a list of the ideas that we had and how they matched with our original budget. You can also see how the original idea changed into the finished product (and the budget difference). I think it is important to note that, while it looks like we went over budget, we used some money from yard sale sells to help us out (about $450 total). So actually, we are definitely under budget!

Doyle Playroom Budget – Sheet1

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  1. What a lovely looking playroom. Good job 🙂

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