You’d Never Know this Adorable Play Space Was Created from a Limited Budget

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play space designed just for children

This has to be the most fun kids’ play area we’ve ever seen.

Hip2Save reader, Kay, has a baby boy on the way (congrats!) with two daughters at home. To avoid the risk of the girls feeling neglected as their family adds in their newest member, she created the ultimate play area to show them how much they are loved and to provide endless entertainment, especially during the moments she’s tied up with her newborn.

children's dining table set and play kitchen area

I have two daughters: a 7-year-old and a 3-year-old girl… and we are expecting a baby boy in February!

With our excitement, I have a slight concern about my younger daughter’s attachment to me, so I wanted to create a space that will keep her happy, creative, distracted, and busy while I tend to the baby.

Using what I already have at home on a very small budget and limited time (and the help from some of my best friends at church), I was able to bring to life this vision I have had for years.

children's dress up area with costumes

I call it The Rainbow Room. This adorable space features stations for all of my daughters’ favorite things: dress up, arts & crafts, television, imaginative play (with dolls and playsets), grocery store/kitchen/dining areas, a reading nook, and train table (not pictured).

children's art & crafts table and crafting supplies

Most of the furniture and big items were purchased on Facebook Marketplace, at yard sales, or in retail stores at very discounted prices. Some items were hand-me-downs, donations, gifts, or repurposed pieces.

child's play tent and book shelves

While I love how the room looks now, I know it will most likely evolve and adapt as my children grow, including the addition of a baby boy. I am so excited and relieved to have completed this master nesting project on time and within budget!

This is truly the ultimate play space!

There was clearly a lot of time, effort, and love put into creating this room… with a huge payoff as it turned out amazing!

Thank you, Kay, for sharing your Rainbow Room with us!


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About the writer:

Emily obtained her Bachelor's degrees from Clarkson University with 5 years of content writing experience specializing in health, beauty, fashion, home, & living frugally.

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Comments 16

  1. Trista

    Wow way to go Mom they will no doubt have endless hours of fun in that beautiful play room thanks for sharing happy new year

  2. KetaCar

    Looks really awesome! I bet your girls (& son in the near future) will enjoy this space. It’s so nice to have a special place to be imaginative as a kid. I’m sure your kids will cherish this space & the memories created within it for a lifetime. Way to go mama

  3. Kaihli

    This rainbow room is truly amazing! Looks like a fortune was poured in this playroom. It seems that every item was hand selected with love and thought for the girls. Truly lucky kids!

  4. Jen

    Wow!!! This is amazing!!

  5. Toni

    What an amazing space! Absolutely love the teepee. Makes me want to crawl inside with a good book.

  6. babymair

    Wow .Super Cool.!! Great job. Congrats on your new addition.!!

  7. LChapman

    How wonderful!! You should be so proud of yourself! 👏👏

  8. debbie

    Thanks for sharing. Very nice!

  9. Susan K.

    This looks very organized and functional. Hours and hours of fun in here.

  10. Deidra

    Amazing!! Great job!

  11. Sheila

    So very cute! What lucky little girls! Plenty of room for baby brother, when he is bigger.

  12. Momma of 7

    That looks cute and all, but it is dangerous. Imagine those girls climbing the wall shelves to get things up top. VERY DANGEROUS! I wouldn’t let them play unsupervised in there.

    • Angie

      I am having anxiety about someone falling and breaking something or impaling themselves on that fence. Seriously. I am really scared. It is too spikey and belongs outside, not in a playroom. Not to diminish your hard work, but safety is more important than cuteness with kiddos.

  13. Christine

    Awesome job! I would play in these rooms!

  14. Hipgrandma

    Looks pretty darn adorable to me. Blessed kids with a loving mama, I’d say.

  15. shop4mybabies

    beautiful room. love it…and imagine how loved the little ladies feel knowing mom did all of this for them despite being pregnant and busy and all of those other mom things

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