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.
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.
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.
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.
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.