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Funky playroom mood board

Color Scheme: Chalkboard paint on walls. White trim. White Roman Shades on windows.

1. Paint existing bookcase white and get cute boxes (about $10 each) to store toys.

2. Slipper Chairs – diy instructions at the link. ($20 each)

3. Black and White Striped Rug – paint it from a remnant. ($15)

4. Floor cushions – sew it yourself ($20 each)

5. Table – I expect Dad to make this, along with the rolling storage underneath!

6. Colorful curtains to hide laundry area.

7. Fun Art – Print cool images at home and use a frame from a 2nd hand store. An over-sized Scrabble tile would be simple to make and look tres chic! A gallery wall isn’t complete without an artwork display frame ($15) – for all those art projects that mysteriously multiply.

3 thoughts on “Funky playroom mood board

  1. hi amanda, this is totally random, but i’m trying to track down the recipe for barney’s chocolate chip muffins and saw in a google search a post where you said you used to work there in pawtucket

    any chance you have that recipe? or know someone who might?

    like i said, this is totally random, but figured it couldn’t hurt to ask…thank you!!!

    -mbd

    1. Matt,

      I wish I had that recipe, along with the sugar topped bagels! I have an alternative you could try:

      Chocolate Chip Muffins
      from Winter 2006 issue of Fine Cooking dedicated to Chocolate.

      3-1/2 cups all purpose flour
      4 tsp. baking powder
      1/2 tsp. baking soda
      1/2 tsp. salt
      1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
      10 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
      1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
      1 cup sour cream, at room temperature
      2 large eggs, at room temperature
      1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
      1 tsp. pure vanilla extract (vanilla bean + vodka)
      1-1/2 cups chocolate chips

      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 12-cup muffin tin.

      Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

      In a bowl, whisk together the butter, whole milk, sour cream, eggs, egg yolk and vanilla extract.

      Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently combine using a rubber spatula. Mix only until the dry ingredients are moistened (will be lumpy).

      Fold in chocolate chips.

      Distribute the batter among the muffin cups.

      Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

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