The Tots 100 Home Club with Homebase

Tots 100 Home Club Parent Blogger

Just before I went off on holiday, I was thrilled to be asked to be a founder member of the Tots 100 Home Club in Association with Homebase. I’m in some good blogger company with the ever creative thrifty Jen who blogs at Mum in the Madhouse, Karen who has the gorgeous The White Approach (shhh don’t tell her that I want her blog!), Heather who an incredibly beautiful home and blog over at Growing Spaces and my good friend Kelly at Domestic Goddesque.

Our first challenge from Homebase has been to create a Storage Solution, they’ve given us £100 worth of vouchers and we are to go off and create a storage solution in our homes. Sounds like fun!

Now my first thought was to tackle Miss L’s room *AGAIN* and then I thought I’ve done her room to death and frankly it’s like painting the Sydney Bridge, you do it and then you have to start again a few months later. So this time I am spoiling me! Oh yes I am going to have my own space, Miss L has her room, Paul has his office and I am going to have my own cupboard!

In our bedroom, there is a built in 1930’s cupboard it’s not wide enough to hang anything (1930’s folk obviously didn’t have a lot and folded it all) so it has become the ugly junk cupboard you can throw stuff in, shut the doors and forget it all. So I’ve decided it’s going to be my little space house my paperwork, to-do stuff, magazine’s I want to stash and maybe some design books?. I don’t have the DIY skills to make it into a desk, but I think I can still make it into a useful space.

Here are the before pictures – the outside which is surrounded with stuff!

And the inside which is filled with stuff!

As you can see I’m a bit limited by the depth of the cupboard, but it’s a large dead space and it’s really not being used to it’s best advantage. So I’m hoping to paint it, and get some nice storage in there. I’ll post the after pictures when it’s done.

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  1. I’ll be looking forward to seeing what you do with this, as I have a near-identical cupboard in our daughters’ bedroom!

  2. I’ll be looking forward to seeing what you do with this, as I have a near-identical cupboard in our daughters’ bedroom!

    (and ignore this, but your blog is refusing to post my comment as it tells me it’s too short, so I’m adding some blah blah blah here. 😉 )

  3. All the cupboards in our 1930’s house were the same as yours until My Mr got to work and now thankfully they are all large , functional spaces. I think they must have only had a few items of clothing to hang facing outwards in those days as we had hooks in all of ours.

    Can’t wait to see what you do, its a great idea .

    I have the same white and roses cushion as you tooooooo xxx
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  4. I can’t wait to see those After painting photos. I hope that to room will look way much better.