Childrens Room Makeover

October 25, 2008 · 27 comments

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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Janet October 25, 2008 at 6:59 pm

It looks great! Well done.

Enjoy your wine.


corinne October 25, 2008 at 7:01 pm

Wow. It looks fantastic. I love the cubbies.


Emily October 25, 2008 at 7:13 pm

It looks so awesome!! I want cubbies!!


rochelleryan October 25, 2008 at 10:16 pm

Beautiful! Good job Mommy =).


The City Sage October 26, 2008 at 9:26 pm

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!


Liz October 26, 2008 at 9:31 pm

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! :)


the pleasures of homemaking January 8, 2009 at 7:49 pm

I bought a similar cubed case for my teenage daughter and it works great. Wonderful transformation!



Rhoda January 8, 2009 at 10:28 pm

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.


Melissa (Missy) January 9, 2009 at 3:29 am

It looks all neat and organized.


kayellen January 10, 2009 at 1:34 am

Nice storage!
Kids things multiply on there own!!!
How does that happen?!
Nice to meet you;0)

Take Care,


june January 12, 2009 at 2:51 pm

You did a wonderful job!


Becky January 12, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Looks awesome!! What a difference! Thanks for sharing!


Sarah @ Thriftydecorchick January 12, 2009 at 5:02 pm

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.


nancy January 12, 2009 at 6:38 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE that white bookcase! Makes the room look less cluttered! Ahhh eye candy for the eye! :)


The Masked Mommy January 12, 2009 at 7:35 pm

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! :-)


Laurel January 12, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Those Ikea shelves are awesome – wished we had an Ikea in Denver!


Jennifer Wells January 13, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Looks great and looks like a lot of work! I love IKEA!


Rachel January 22, 2009 at 4:19 pm

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!


PrettyOrganizer February 4, 2009 at 8:04 pm

These are great. IKEA was invented for organization. Can’t say I love some of their funky furniture but organization… they take the thrifty cake! Great post.


Sarah February 4, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Looks great!! I love cube organizing! Mine are from Target, but the Ikea ones are great too.


Wendy February 5, 2009 at 1:45 am

All I can say is “WOW!”


Astrid February 7, 2009 at 1:08 am

It looks awesome! What a great transformation.


jenjen February 7, 2009 at 5:59 am

What a great room. I love the bookshelves.

Thanks so much!



Jess February 8, 2009 at 1:21 am

wow! what a difference…and lots of room to fill up! love it!


Jaime February 10, 2009 at 4:55 am

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?


Liz February 10, 2009 at 10:49 am

Hey, Thanks for your kind words! Yes it’s all from Ikea and is still looking good a couple of months on :)



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