{shop the room} Under Stair Playroom Source List

To say there is a lot going on in our rock & roll under stair playroom would be an under statement, and this post is all about sharing the sources of the products that we used to give this long, thin play space so many widely varied functions. If you are just looking for all the pretty pictures of this space, I suggest you start with the room reveal post.

Under Stair Playroom Source List

I received some free products from Command Brand and from Ikea Centennial to help bring this room to life. As always, however, all opinions are completely my own, and I would never endorse a product that I didn't believe in! This post also contains affiliate links. If you purchase something I recommend, you will pay the same price, but I may receive a small commission. 


Rock & Roll themed under stair playroom - complete source list

RECORDS - The ceiling is covered in 135 vintage vinyl 45 RPM records. A few of these records came from various thrift stores around town, but the vast majority were purchased for a mere $.25/each at Angelo's CDs near downtown Denver. During Week 2 of the One Room Challenge, I talked all about our experience shopping for enough records to cover the entire ceiling.

COMMAND PICTURE HANGING STRIPS Although we love the look of the records on the ceiling, we wanted to find a damage free way to affix them so that they would be easy to remove in the future. We also wanted it to be easy to remove and replace individual records if the kids should break one. After considering all our options, we decided the best solution was to attach the records to the ceiling using Command™ Medium Picture Hanging Strips. We've used these Picture Hanging Strips for many projects in the past, so we knew they would hold strong, but would also remove cleanly and easily in the future. I'll be sharing a full tutorial on the installation of these records in a the next couple of weeks.


Rock & Roll themed under stair playroom - complete source list

Because the room is so narrow, we wanted to give this wall a lot of function without taking up much depth. The solution we came up with was to create and art and music gallery wall that also incorporates small instrument/toy storage, as well as book storage. All of the frames and storage solutions on this wall came from Ikea.

FRAMES - All of the frames on the gallery wall are part of the Ikea Ribba series. Pictures frames can get expensive, but Ikea has a large collection of inexpensive picture frames (with mats) to suite any style! My Ribba series is my favorite because of the simple modern lines and color options.
Rock & Roll themed under stair playroom - complete source list



Rock & Roll themed under stair playroom - complete source list

Rock & Roll themed under stair playroom - complete source list


Rock & Roll themed under stair playroom - complete source list

We covered this entire wall in sheet metal, which we had fabricated to fit at a local Denver company - Calebs Sheet Metal Inc. They created four interlocking sheet metal panels to fit the exact measurements of our wall, and then we installed it ourselves. A complete installation tutorial will be coming soon.

The main function of this wall is for the ping pong ball wall coaster that we created using ABS pipes, plumbing elbows and connectors, and magnets (all from Home Depot). We decorate the pipes with Scotch duct tape, and purchased the ping pong balls from the Dollar Tree. A full tutorial for the ping pong ball wall coaster will be coming soon!

In addition to being used for the wall coaster, the sheet metal wall also allows the boys to play with their magnetic letters and numbers, and can also be used as a dry erase board.

Rock & Roll themed under stair playroom - complete source list

This under stair space originally had just a bare light bulb fixture on the wall. We installed a new light fixture on the wall, then added additional lighting in the form of rope light around the room, and lighted rugs on the floor.

Rock & Roll themed under stair playroom - complete source list

The sheet music collage on the upper portion of the walls was an easy DIY project, and I'll share the tutorial for this collage technique soon. I purchased the printable sheet music online, and created the lyrics posters myself in Photoshop.

The marquee letters are from the Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Letter Kits from Michaels. I purchased each letter individually, and then decorated them to coordinate with the space. I'll be sharing the quick and easy tutorial for these DIY marquee letters soon.  The marquee letters sit on a 3 inch deep shelf that we installed above the door.

Finally, the Dutch door was a DIY project undertaken by my husband and father-in-law. Scott will be writing up the tutorial on converting a door to a dutch door, and I'll be sharing that with you in the coming weeks.



I think I managed to touch on just about everything in our under stair playroom, but if I missed anything, or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment or email me.


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