Quick And Easy Kids Room Projects For This Weekend

It’s Friday, its the summer holidays and we think it’s a good time to get a little DIY done.  By now the children have probably settled into a routine of spending more time at home and are happy to watch a little more TV, while you get busy with a paint brush.  There are loads of great ways to make subtle changes to your children’s bedrooms that can make all the difference when it comes to brightening up a room, or adding extra storage.  Have a go at some of these cute and useful ideas this weekend:


1. Turn a skateboard into a shelf

Really easy to do.  Just find or paint some some funky looking brackets and get attaching old boards to the wall.  Paint them or leave them in their original condition and add some of your childs’ favourite knick knacks to brighten up a room.

sock table2. Make a funky sock table

We all have plenty of odd socks lying around in drawers or at the back of cupboards. Why not make use of them and add them to old children’s tables or chairs to funk them up a bit.  You can change them on a regular basis to keep them looking fresh and fun.  You could even add slippers or old shoes for extra pizzaz!

upcycle furniture3. Upcycle some furniture

If your furniture is looking a bit tatty, or you are considering buying second hand furniture for your kids room, why not give them a new lease of life by upcycling them.  Sand old wood, add chalk or blackboard paint, and add some lovely new handles to match your colour schemes and existing decor.

rolling bookshelves

4. Make a rolling bookshelf

How cute are these?  Storage cubes are easy enough to come across in most furniture shops.  Find some old wheels and trucks and tightly affix them to the bottom of the cube.  These make very funky little storage units that can be moved around to suit you or your children’s needs.

wallpaper chandelier

5.  Make a wallpaper chandelier

Get the kids involved and make a gorgeous hanging decoration for their room.  Find wallpaper samples and cut different sizes and shapes to hang from an old lampshade with the fabric taken out.  Remember though, this is just a decoration and not for putting a light bulb inside.

curtain rod

6. Make a hanging display

Some toys are tricky to store and look great hanging up.  Grab a thin curtain pole and attach it to a wall and use shower curtain clips to make a funky and practical display area for hanging masks and other tricky bits and pieces.

lego storage

7. Use a wire rack to store lego

Lego gets everywhere!  Keep your kids lego well organised by using the kind of wire rack drawers you would find to house paperwork in a home office. Organise them by colour, or even by project and keep them all in one place.

However you choose to spend your weekend, either doing DIY or getting out into the fresh air, don’t forget that Maid In Essex can come and keep your house clean and tidy for you.  We offer regular weekly cleans to homes throughout Essex.  Call us on 01277 812220 or click here to contact us by email.

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