If you’ve got kids or are expecting soon and have something of an upcycling bug or you’re simply looking for ways to stretch your budget and save the planet a little, there are plenty of ways to upcycle your kid’s space.
We’ve put together our top 10 to give you some inspiration and help get you started.
10 – Skateboard Shelves
With a lick of paint and some L brackets, some old skateboards of any size can be simply attached to the wall to make some cool, themed shelving.
9 – Drawer Shelves
In a similar principle to the skateboard shelves, given a lick of paint, a few screws and maybe a bit of resizing if necessary, some old drawers can make some sturdy, enclosed shelving.
8 – Rocking chair
If you’re in need of some seating for your kid’s space either f
or yourself or them, a tired, old rocking chair can be given a new lease of life with some paint and an updated upholstery choice.
7 – Entertainment Changing Table
For a changing table with a difference, take an old wooden entertainment system, brighten it up a little and fit the necessary padding element to make something unique.
6 – Cot Table
Once the little ones get a bit less little and outgrow their cots, don’t throw them away. An outgrown cot can make the ideal desk or table.
5 – Changing Table Desk
If you made the decision to buy a changing table rather than make one and it’s since been outgrown, why not adapt it into a desk?
4 – Cabinet Wardrobe
TV cabinets are finding themselves increasingly redundant with the increase in flat screens, but you can give one a new lease of life as a suitably sized wardrobe.
3 – Side-table Kitchen
An unwanted side-table or similarly sized piece of furniture can make the ideal basis for a durable play kitchen.
2 – Bookcase Dollhouse
With relatively little modification, a disused bookcase can be made into a wonderfully personalised dollhouse.
1 – Pallet Bed and Den
Our favourite and most ambitious project is the pallet bed and den. With some hard work, imagination and ambition a collection of frequently disposed of pallets can make a child’s dream bed and a hideaway space.
Whatever you create, ZEN has the perfect range of unique shades and options to allow you to be completely original. Share your brilliance with the rest of us using #MyZEN