Home Makeover on a Budget: The Conservatory/ Playroom Part 1

This room makeover is sponsored by The Range

Well we are on to room no . 2 of our home makeover on a budget and the room we are focusing on next is the conservatory/playroom. It is a conservatory but is used as a playroom. Except it is not used as a playroom really either because its such a mess. It has a n identity crisis and too much stuff in it!

At the moment it is a complete and utter disaster junk room.

Fancy a peek :

This cupboard was supposed to solve all my storage problems!

 WE have so many toys a combination of a generous family, too may toys from car boot sales, not getting rid of things and toys sent for review.

I am embarrassed it’s got into this state!

So you see the problem.

I need a 3 stage plan of attack.


Step 2. Design and plan what we want from this room

Step 3. Give this room an identity!

We will be back next week to show you the results of a rather massive DECLUTTER. Off to The Range for some storage boxes! A lot of this stuff  HAS to go.

Clear 45L Plastic Storage Box



  1. February 21, 2013 / 08:40

    Wow Becky, those shelves are full. This is going to be a very exciting transformation, I can’t wait to see it!!
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  2. mum of 2 :)
    February 21, 2013 / 11:59

    i had this problem… i solved it by a declutter when the kids were not at home (avoiding the i played with that 2 years ago don’t throw it away).
    Then we went to ikea to buy the storage box cubes that fit in this bookcase and organised the toys into them i.e one for crafts one for dolls one for cars etc and a year down the line its still the same 🙂
    goodluck looking forward to seeing it all done …

  3. February 22, 2013 / 16:57

    Becky I have the same shelves from Ikea and the same problem. I don’t get it, they just don’t look like this in the Ikea catalogue, I think there is something wrong with the shelves. Best take them back to Ikea for a refund 😉

    Good Luck! We can do this!
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  4. February 22, 2013 / 16:59

    Like Mum of 2 I have mine (only half the shelves ) with storage boxes, they are jammed full of stuff the kids never play with, or they empty the whole box on the floor to get something at the bottom. I think you can get perspex ones so kids can see what is in the box? They do look MUCH tidier however Mum of 2 is onto something there!
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  5. Mum of One
    February 25, 2013 / 20:15

    Eeeek, good luck. It is amazing how much stuff you can acquire in a relatively short time isn’t it! A good declutter is good for the soul!
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  6. February 26, 2013 / 12:46

    Good luck. Decluttering is definitely good for the soul….speaking as somebody who has transported their clutter to two “new” homes inthe past year (and is about to have another sort through….)
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  7. February 26, 2013 / 22:17

    Great blog, Becky
    … I look forward to seeing your transformation –
    It’s going to be fantastic to reclaim your room for play, crafts and quality time –
    Good luck and keep us posted!

  8. March 9, 2013 / 06:59

    That looks like a great big load of things that could go to a salvation army or goodwill or even a homeless shelter. There are so many kids out there that would love a lot of what I was seeing in these pics. I hope your decluttering goes well.
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