Shoshana Gosselin
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Happy Bold Kids Basement Playroom contemporary-kids
 

Happy Bold Kids Basement Playroom

This special play area was a big part of this basement renovation. We added tons of built in storage for big toys, open areas for creative play, and bright colors.
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November 3, 2013
kcsteers wrote:
I love the carpet. Where is it from?
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brazuca
This rug is from IKEA. My daughter had the same one in her playroom.
   December 30, 2013 at 12:01AM
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June 12, 2013
Hannah Queniahan wrote:
i love those types of lamps on top on the room where from?
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webwench
It's an IKEA FILLSTA lamp.
   January 4, 2014 at 11:05PM
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January 31, 2013
Alouisa Nawalkar wrote:
where is the light from?
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webwench
It's an IKEA FILLSTA lamp.
   January 4, 2014 at 11:04PM
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January 28, 2012
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Beautiful Rug !
   May 6, 2013 at 8:56AM
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ms_dominguez
WHere is bench from?
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October 19, 2012
gustie97 wrote:
How big are the frames and pictures on the wall?

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Vanessa Brunner added this to 5 Basement Renovations Designed for Fun
4. A colorful family space in Pennsylvania.The owners of this home in Breinigsville, Penn. wanted to remodel their unfinished basement into a space where they could entertain friends and family, and let their kids have a special play space of their very own. Above all else, they wanted to renovate the area so that it wouldn't feel like a dark and damp basement. Designer Shoshana Gosselin divided this open 930-square-foot space into zones. "We didn't want any walls separating each zone because the basement would shrink in size, so we worked with an open floor plan," says Gosselin. "This is also a good way to think if you're unsure of how you might use the basement in a few years." The kids' play space, tucked away towards the back of the basement, is slightly hidden from guests but still has plenty of space to store toys and games. Built-in shelving along one wall takes up minimal floor space, leaving more room for the children to play. A bright green paint from Sherwin Williams helps keep this room bright and light.
Vanessa Brunner added this to Get Organized: 5 Ways to Keep Toys Tidy
1. Sort by activity. Before you purchase any type of organizational system for your child's room or play space, take stock of everything that's in there and start sorting. Sort toys and books into piles to keep, throw away or donate. Then organize the items you've decided to keep by activity. This should help you figure out how much storage you'll need and what kind of system will best suit your space.
Balance the wall space. “Because kids’ furniture is shorter than normal, the biggest problem I see with playrooms is that the space becomes bottom heavy,” says Wolfe. “Oftentimes, there is no thought taken to the treatment of the vertical space.” To cure this, Wolfe suggests hanging photographs, art montages or permanently affixed blackboards. Don’t want to spend too much money on artwork? A very affordable artist may be right under your nose. “Your kids’ imaginations are often the best source for artwork: Give them credit and proudly showcase drawings in frames,” she says.

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Upper space, bottom heavy furniture
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September 22, 2014
Lawson's Ikea rug
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September 16, 2014
kids photos in playroom
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September 14, 2014
floor design
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August 28, 2014
I lke the large close-up pictures
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August 27, 2014
Colourful rug
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August 25, 2014
Light, paint colour, pictures, storage box
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August 24, 2014
Kid photos
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August 16, 2014
table and toy chest
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August 11, 2014
cuadros
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July 31, 2014
vibrant colors (and blown-up family photos for the walls!)
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July 29, 2014
Pics for playroom
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July 26, 2014
colors and pictures
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July 8, 2014
Paint
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June 20, 2014
Light shade
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June 16, 2014
big pictures
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June 12, 2014
Family Pictures
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June 8, 2014
the wall and the pictures
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June 4, 2014
like the pictures; each child has there picture on the wall to make it their room
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May 28, 2014
Basement
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May 18, 2014
playroom
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Family wall
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colors/vibrant
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ikea
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Photos
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Kids area
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Pictures
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April 14, 2014
Bright kids area for toys
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Photos
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March 23, 2014
rug
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Pictures
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Pics on wall
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pictures
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color - orange or green
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Rug, lamp, pix
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Pictures
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February 25, 2014
close-up pics
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February 20, 2014
SU Dollhouse on table
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photos on wall
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Large pictures
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like the family pics in here
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Large close up photos of the kids
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Photos
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Tapete
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love the family pics
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Fun pictures on the wall
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Wall art
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Pics
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Like the rug
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colour
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January 3, 2014
elevated dollhouse with storage underneath
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Qto de brinquedo
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Art light
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Kids room -Besement
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Color
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rug, wall decoration, piano
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December 19, 2013
girls space
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bench/storage
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Pics of kids
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December 15, 2013
Basement play area ideas
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Kids
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Picture idea
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November 29, 2013
Paint color
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November 22, 2013
Citron green???
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November 16, 2013
Girls' nook
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November 15, 2013
Like the blown up pictures
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November 15, 2013
Bench
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November 11, 2013
pics
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Large pics in frames
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November 4, 2013
photos and wall color
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November 3, 2013
A place for musical instruments!
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Pics
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October 24, 2013
Too cute
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Photos on wall
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Paint color
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Family photos
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Color and huge pics of kidd
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family photos
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Mooi vir teen muur, vergrotings van hulle fotos
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October 13, 2013
Light fixture
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October 8, 2013
Balance bottom heavy kids spaces with hanging art and photos
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October 7, 2013
like the room layout
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October 3, 2013
Colorful pics for playroom
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September 30, 2013
Bright, family pictures
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September 30, 2013
photos
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September 25, 2013
Rug, pictures on wall
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September 25, 2013
Love the pictures on the wall
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September 25, 2013
I love the rug.
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September 18, 2013
I love the large portraits
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September 18, 2013
Light?
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September 18, 2013
Playroom
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September 17, 2013
rug nd walls
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September 17, 2013
thats the look
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September 15, 2013
dark floors like ours
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September 14, 2013
green with pink
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September 13, 2013
Large pics of kids on the wall...
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September 13, 2013
lights
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Rug
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Playroom bench and table
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September 7, 2013
playroom ideas for basement
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Kids fun stuff
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Picture frames
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Kids
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pictures on the wall
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Pictures
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Playroom color
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August 26, 2013
Ikea rug. Avoid bottom heavy walls by adding artwork above
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August 18, 2013
1. Sort by activity. Before you purchase any type of organizational system for your child's room or play space, take stock of everything that's in there and start sorting. Sort toys and books into piles to keep, throw away or donate. Then organize the items you've decided to keep by activity. This should help you figure out how much storage you'll need and what kind of system will best suit your space.
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Cuadros fotos niños
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Photos
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Rug (not this one), table and chairs, light fixture, candid photos on the wall.
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Pictures of all the kids on the wall
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pics
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Rug
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Color
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Zones in basement
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Live
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Family pictures on the wall
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Color
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Photos
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bright fun
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July 30, 2013
Floor
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light- fun!
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July 29, 2013
playroom
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Framed family photo's
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Funky light fixture
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July 26, 2013
Love that rug
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July 24, 2013
Like the big family photos
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Photos
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July 23, 2013
basement playroom
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LOve the bench for the playroom
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July 19, 2013
do a funky light and bright colors and canned lighting
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July 16, 2013
fun and bright.
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July 16, 2013
Make a "girls" area with a light fixture
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July 15, 2013
The idea that you can match adult and child space.
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July 15, 2013
Ikea rug
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Photos
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Meuble sous la maison (trouver qqch pour maison Barbie)
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Decor
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playroom
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same floor
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Big pictures and fun rug
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Storage
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Fam photos
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Funky light for playroom
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pictures
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love the big pictures!
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Vertical space
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June 18, 2013
color for playroom
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Carpet
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supercute
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Fotos
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play room
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play area
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family pic and rug
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big photos- great idea!
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Rug
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Large picture prints
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playroom
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Balance the room
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May 29, 2013
i like the photo idea...really nice.
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May 27, 2013
Light fixture.
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May 25, 2013
Whole room
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May 22, 2013
This set up would work nicely on far wall of family room.
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light
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photos
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May 15, 2013
Love the picture idea
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May 15, 2013
Basement Play Area
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large pics framed
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May 14, 2013
Pictures of them playing with their favorite toys in the playroom would be awesome..
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May 13, 2013
family photos and colourful carpet
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Bright playroom
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need a dollhouse
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kids' pics
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Play room
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Lamp
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Color
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lamp
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Kids storgarge
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May 5, 2013
Bright, cheerful rug; low shelving, light fixture, use large "frames" to rotate kids' art for walls.
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dollhouse on storage
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big pics of kids fun ones
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Wall
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Setup
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Big Pictures
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Playroom
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pictures
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Pictures
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playroom
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Wall photos
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April 21, 2013
I only like the pictures in this picture.
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photos
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fotos
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Big frames on wall in different colors
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Coloré
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