When we moved into our new house at the end of last year, I was amazed at the amount of stuff our family has. That's not to say that I didn't do a major declutter in preparation for the great trek, but there are some things you can't throw away. Especially when your kids are looking over your shoulder ever step of the way.
The prize for the biggest mountain of stuff went to my boys.
From sport stuff to Lego, pottery and a library of books, it is scary the amount that they have accumulated in their short lives. Which is why I decided that our spare bedroom should become their playroom.
After 6 months, I realised that their playroom had just become a glorified toy box - they never actually played IN it. Instead, they would drag their Lego to wherever I happened to be and leave it there, until I trod on it with bare feet at around 6 am the next morning.
It's not a great way to start the day, but it did convince me that these little dudes were never going to actually use their playroom. So I made a decision. This playroom was going to grow up and become a study.
Step 1: A new floor for my reclaimed study
Well, step one was actually moving mountains of toys and books into the boys' room (I installed some storage on wheels under their bunk beds!) The next step, was to get rid of the old carpets and put in some beautiful new wood-look floors. We put together this little video to show how quick and easy it is to install Airloom's Quickfit. Watch for yourself (blink and you'll miss it). All done while the boys were at school.
Let me know what you think?
I'm busy choosing furniture and accessories for my study at the moment. As soon as it's ready, I'll give you a sneak peak of the makeover. Watch this space.