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Mother-of-two transforms her garage into a colourful playroom decked with rainbows

A mother-of-two revealed how she transformed her garage into a colourful playroom complete with a cosy reading corner and rainbow-themed decorations. 

Nicole Roberts, 25, from Newport, Shropshire, mother to four-year-old Lilly and George, two, spent £450 transforming the garage in her family’s first home with a lick of paint and colorful wall stickers.

The hairdresser revealed how it is her favourite room in the house because it is so ‘bright and cheerful’ as well as easy to keep tidy thanks to labelled organisation. 

Nicole Roberts, 25, from Newport, Shropshire, mother to four-year-old Lilly and George, two, transformed her garage in her family home with a lick of paint and colourful wall stickers

Nicole Roberts, 25, from Newport, Shropshire, mother to four-year-old Lilly and George, two, transformed her garage in her family home with a lick of paint and colourful wall stickers

Nicole Roberts, 25, from Newport, Shropshire, mother to four-year-old Lilly and George, two, transformed her garage in her family home with a lick of paint and colourful wall stickers

Nicole had the car doors removed and replaced with windows to let in light, pictured, to make the playroom feel more like part of the house

Nicole had the car doors removed and replaced with windows to let in light, pictured, to make the playroom feel more like part of the house

Nicole had the car doors removed and replaced with windows to let in light, pictured, to make the playroom feel more like part of the house 

The mother-of-two insulated and plastered the brick walls (pictured) before painting

The mother-of-two insulated and plastered the brick walls (pictured) before painting

The mother-of-two insulated and plastered the brick walls (pictured) before painting

Nicole saved up £5,000 over two years to have her garage converted in the family’s first home.  

Builders removed the garage door on the new-build property and bricked up the front before adding a window, insulation and a door to the rest of the house.  

Mother-of-two Nicole Roberts, 25, said she loved transforming the room

Mother-of-two Nicole Roberts, 25, said she loved transforming the room

Mother-of-two Nicole Roberts, 25, said she loved transforming the room 

And Nicole, who shares her home transformations on Instagram to her 18,900 followers, then converted the plain white room into a stunning playroom decked with rainbow accessories and educational wall stickers to help her children learn. 

The mother-of-two told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: ‘This room was originally a garage but I knew before I moved in that I wasn’t keeping it as a garage as new builds lack storage and I needed the extra room for the kids’ toys and other bits.’

Nicole added how the DIY project only took a week and the family saved money thanks to her partner being an electrician. 

Speaking about her theme, Nicole revealed how she wanted the room to be ‘bright and colourful’ which she could achieve through a rainbow theme. 

She painted the room white using Dulex emulsion and spent £250 on neutral IKEA storage that she claims was ‘worth every penny’.  

Adding colour to the room, Nicole used £20 rainbow sprinkle stickers from kiddysticks and recently painted the bottom half of the walls yellow to add warmth. 

The next step was to paint the walls and add flooring before the decorating started

The next step was to paint the walls and add flooring before the decorating started

The next step was to paint the walls and add flooring before the decorating started 

Nicole created a cosy reading corner for her children complete with crochet rainbow mat

Nicole created a cosy reading corner for her children complete with crochet rainbow mat

Nicole created a cosy reading corner for her children complete with crochet rainbow mat 

Nicole separated the room into sections by creating a little home corner for her children with a mini kitchen from eBay at £60, an Asda washing machine and market stall complete with metal baskets which totalled £130 from Aldi and TK Maxx. 

Playroom materials 

  • Crochet rainbow rug HeidiBaskets Crochet for around £60
  • White Dulex emulsion 
  • Neutral IKEA storage £250
  • Mini kitchen from eBay £60
  • Asda washing machine £100 
  • Market stall complete with metal baskets £30 from TK Maxx.
  • £20 rainbow sprinkle stickers from kiddysticks 

She painted the room white using Dulex emulsion and spent £250 on neutral IKEA storage that she claims was ‘worth every penny’. 

Adding colour to the room, Nicole used £20 rainbow sprinkle stickers from kiddysticks and recently painted the bottom half of the walls yellow to add warmth. 

She revealed how the crochet rainbow rug is a ‘massive focal point’ and was handmade from HeidiBaskets Crochet for around £60.  

And Nicole said her children were blown away by the room and could not believe the space was all for them. 

She added how fellow DIY enthusiasts can transform a room in lockdown by buying supplies online.  

‘I find decorating my kids’ rooms so easy with buying everything online.

‘Recently with everything going on with self-isolation it’s a brilliant way to pass the time and keep my mind occupied on something I love,’ she said.    

Nicole create sections in the room including a market area with food products to create a mini shop

Nicole create sections in the room including a market area with food products to create a mini shop

Nicole create sections in the room including a market area with food products to create a mini shop 

Thanks to labelling and organisation, Nicole said the room is really easy to keep tidy

Thanks to labelling and organisation, Nicole said the room is really easy to keep tidy

Thanks to labelling and organisation, Nicole said the room is really easy to keep tidy 

Courtesy DAILY MAIL

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