Playroom Gallery Wall {Playroom Update}

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Hey Friends!!

Can you believe it?! Two posts in one week?!

I’m feeling like a rockstar right now!

I’ve finally found some motivation to get some things done around here and it feels SO GOOD!! Not only that, but I’ve also found the energy to blog about them too! Awesomesauce!

I’ve been working on the playroom again & tackling the to-do list I had made for myself. One of the things on that list was to create a gallery wall. It took me a few weeks to gather all of the right pieces for the gallery, but I finally did it & I’m SO HAPPY with how it turned out!! Take a look…..

Playroom Gallery Wall 3-1

Well, what do you think?!  Do you love it as much as I do?!

Friends, let me just say…..I have been working on this room for 10 MONTHS NOW! How crazy is that?!

Sometimes I get discouraged because a room transformation doesn’t happen as quickly as I want it to or I find myself so overwhelmed with my to-do list, that I just walk away from a project all together. This project has been one of those for me. But, while I was working on this post & I was looking back at the “Before” pictures of this room, I realized that I really have come a long way! So, I’ve decided that it really doesn’t matter how long it takes. The only thing that matters is that I LOVE the final outcome of the room. And let me just say….I am LOVING this space!! Even though I’m still not done, I can’t see the room completed in my mind & it just might be my favorite room in the house!

Let’s take a minute to reflect, shall we?!

This is what the room looked like in September of last year. It used to be Griffin’s nursery, but I had made the decision to move the boys into a shared bedroom and his old room quickly became a storage room where we were throwing all of our junk & all of the furniture we no longer had room for. We decided to clean the room out, sell some of the furniture pieces, and slap some new paint on the wall.

playroom before 1

This was the room I was left with. My mom whipped up those curtains for me using some fabric that I found at Hobby Lobby and they set the tone for the color palette I would later use in the space. Other than those curtains, the room was kind of a blank canvas.

playroom progress

Then in January, I bought some storage bins & a table/chairs set for the room. Things were finally coming along! But I hadn’t touched the wall on the left. I knew I wanted a gallery wall on that side of the room, but just hadn’t started looking for the right pieces to create one.

playroom makeover 1

And here we are, now in JULY! Yes, definitely making progress & definitely LOVING every detail!

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So, I’ve decided that sometimes it’s best just to walk away from a project when you need to. I’m certain that if I would have forced this a few months ago, things wouldn’t have turned out this well. For me, it’s better just to wait for the creative moment to hit me & then tackle it full force. And let’s be honest….it’s better for the wallet too! 🙂

Now that we are finished with are stroll down memory lane, let’s look a little closer at all of the pieces that make up the gallery wall!  Clockwise from left to right: TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby, Hobby Lobby, Walmart.

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The next print was one that I found online. I simply printed it out on our home printer & framed it. You can find it HERE.

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The letters in this grouping were found at Gordmans. The pictures of the boys I already had. I just added scrapbook paper behind them to look like a matte & also to bring out some more color in the gallery wall. Playroom Gallery Wall 10

This print was also a Gordmans find. It was on clearance for $15. I know that the frame looks kind of beat up, but that doesn’t bother me at all. The letters have an aged/distressed look to them, so I think it just adds to that look.  You can disagree with me if you want…you’re entitled to your opinion! Playroom Gallery Wall 13

And here is another look at the gallery as a whole!  Again…LOVE!!!

Playroom Gallery Wall 2-1

And since my gallery wall was looking so pretty, I decided that I need a statement piece underneath it….that’s when I went to Kirkland’s & picked up this Distressed Blue Chest. It was the perfect addition to this wall, don’t you think?!

Playroom Gallery Wall 8

Before, I just had an old toy box on this on this side of the room. It sat really low to the ground & I just felt like I needed something with more height. I also needed a way to organize the boys’ video games, movies, puzzles, Leap Pads, and other games. This chest allowed me to do just that. Here are a couple close-up shots to show you a bit more detail & just how perfect the distressing is.

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The other thing I love about this little chest is that it’s only 12 inches deep!! The fact that it is so narrow works out perfectly in this room! The playroom is one of the smaller rooms in our house & had I brought in a large dresser to organize the boys’ things, I would have taken away a TON of floor space which the boys desperately need to play…..or if I’m really being honest….floor space they need to WRESTLE! 🙂

Playroom Gallery Wall 4

On each side of the chest, I have these storage baskets (which I know I’ve shared before.) I picked them up at Target several months back & I still love how function they are!

Playroom Gallery Wall 5

We use them to store all of the boys’ bulky transformers, super heroes, & robot-type toys!


So, that’s all the updates I have at this time! I have a couple more things to complete….which I hopefully will be sharing very soon!! Then I’ll be able to call this room D.O.N.E! 🙂

Playroom Gallery Wall 3-1

Then, maybe I’ll work myself into the boys’ shared bedroom……cuz you know I haven’t completed that room makeover either, right?! 😉

As always, thank you for stopping by to visit me today!!

I hope you enjoyed the Playroom Gallery Wall!

playroom gallery wall collage

To read more about this space & find information regarding wall color, you can click HERE and HERE.

To see more of our home, you can click HERE. 


Have a blessed Wednesday!


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  1. I love this space!!! I saw those baskets & wondered where I could put them… they were made to be put in your playroom! Love the update 🙂 xx

  2. I love the fabric for the curtains! Any idea what the name of it is?? Thanks!

  3. Wow, Tonya! Amazing!! It is so beautiful 🙂 At first glance I thought hat gallery wall was your living room! Simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing the “I love you” printable!! It’s all perfect!!

  4. Teresa H, Fields says:

    Wow, really like this room and the ideas you had. I am planning on switching a small basement room into a play room for my two new grandbabies (5months and one due in Nov.). So my winter project will be fun. I love the gallery wall. I may add maps to mine. Thanks so much for sharing. Oh, and yes, sometimes it’s best to walk away from a project and come back. Helps me to narrow down the plan better.

  5. So cute! I love it and my favorite are the wall quotes ! I love reading keep a post in! Thanks again for all your help! xoxo

  6. Love it! Beautiful colors, love how everything coordinates. Especially love your stuff from Hobby Lobby!

  7. It looks great Tonya! I’ve been struggling to regain my mojo too around here so progress has been slow… But good things come to those who wait, right. Ha!

  8. Tonya!! It looks fantastic! Gallery walls can be hard — I’ve been collecting things for one for about 6 months now, so I feel your pain. What a fun place for your boys to wrestle/play. Kudos!
    xo Heidi

  9. Tonya, I have been reading/following your blog for a while, but never commented. I have to say, I just LOVE how this gallery wall adds so much impact to this space! And you are right, the distressed chest is the perfect compliment, it adds more storage and more style to the playroom–hopefully the boys will use all the great little storage pieces you’ve incorporated here to keep the space tidy!

  10. Just beautiful! The colors are fabulous. I know what you mean about living with a room and not forcing it, but that takes a lot of patience to let your vision develop. Our new deck was like that because it took time to furnish it with yard sale finds and trash to treasure items. Great job, Tonya!

  11. Oh, I just love this gallery wall! I really love the few gallery walls I have made in my house. I love the two initials that you used and the colors are just perfect. Great job!

  12. This is so fun and bright and cheerful! I’ve been drawing a blank on our playroom. This gave me the kick in the pants I needed. I’m a sucker for a beautiful gallery wall and yours didn’t disappoint. 🙂

  13. Love it! I have two boys, too, and wrestling is definitely their favorite way to play!

  14. Love your gallery wall! It’s gorgeous! I’d like to invite you to share it at my Twirl & Take a Bow Linky Party.
    We’d love to have you!

  15. Loving this wall! Thanks for Linking Up with us! Sharing on fb today!

  16. I really love those storage basket you have on the sides. Wonder if they still sale them?

  17. This is gorgeous! I love everything about it!

  18. Looks wonderful! Could u tell me the color paint on the wall and who makes it…its perfect.

  19. I love your gallery wall and the chest. Thanks for sharing this. I found your post over at The Sunday Showcase.

  20. Where did you purchase the chest? Did you paint it yourself? I love it!

  21. Congratulations! looks amaizing 🙂

    where did you get the white table and chairs? I love everything!!!!!

  22. Hi there! Stumbled upon your beautiful playroom from Pinterest and just love it all! Your home is beautiful too. I see that you’re from southern Illinois… my husband is too. Now we live up north a bit. 🙂


  23. Just found you over on Hometalk, love this room and your site!

  24. Hey I’m in love with these baskets how can I buy them bcuz on the website of target I can’t find it


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