Childrens Room Makeover

I posted before that we’d ordered some new items from Ikea in hope of tidying Miss L’s room, which seemed to have developed a life of it’s own.  Today we put it all together and sorted her things into keep, charity and throw out.  Seriously how do five year olds have so much, I swear it wasn’t me buying it all!

So here’s the before

And here’s what it looked like 6 hours later…

All her books finally have a home, she can actually get to her toys and she can display the lovely things she’s made at school.  I now have a very happy daughter, and I need a glass of wine 🙂

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  1. Yay! I love those pink storage boxes! They look so perfect with the white Ikea bookshelf, just like you predicted they would! Now if only I could get my own room this tidy 🙂

    Honestly, though, I remember when I was little I found so much satisfaction in sorting and organizing things, and here you’ve given Lily the perfect environment to satisfy a child’s desire to compartmentalize her things. Well done!

  2. Thanks guys, I’m exhausted! 4 very large bags to goodwill, 3 bags of trash but one happy daughter and her room is tamed.

    Anne you’re right Lily is now putting everything away just where she thinks it should go. It’s also made my Christmas shopping easier now I can actually she what she has. No need for anymore Barbies! 🙂

  3. Liz, thanks so much for showing off your projects. Very nicely done! I’m so happy you stopped by my party & I hope you’ll come back again sometime.

  4. I LOVE it — what a huge difference. Doesn’t it just make you feel better? And my son is only two and I’m amazed at the amount of toys he has. Yikes.

  5. What a great job! It must have felt so good when you were all done. The best part… you still have some extra room on your shelves for all of her stuff you don’t own yet! 🙂

  6. WOW, I am blown away. I have two closets to finish organizing and decluttering. I might need the wine now! Wait it is only 10am. Better hold off!

  7. Wow, looks like a lot of work but in the end you have so much organized space for her things. I have so many books and need to find something wonderful like this for my son’s room . Ikea?