Tots100 At Home With: A Mini Makeover Roundup


Welcome back to our brand new feature on Tots100 – At Home With.

This is my first post for the Tots100 Living Reads section and I’m thrilled to be joining the team and to be bringing all kinds of exciting lifestyle projects to your attention.

With this regular feature we’re hoping to showcase a variety of home makeovers and diy projects from within the community and in turn we hope to give you lots of inspiration for your own homes.

Last month Tots100 editor Chelle shared her experiences of her budget makeover on her nursery.  It can be extremely costly updating a room but a little imagination and upcycling can really make a difference.

This month I’d like to show you some of the fabulous and exciting makeovers that others have been up to as we get our homes ready for Christmas.

Firstly Mum of all Trades, who is a wiz with the staple gun, has been busy turning an old coffee table into a footstool that really gives a great finishing touch to her sun room.  For the full renovation details hop on over to her blog (and take a look around all of the other amazing revamps she gets up to) but these pictures give you a good sense of the work involved I think. Amazingly this didn’t cost a huge amount at all but isn’t it great?


coffee table revamp

modern conservatory

Amanda at the Ana Mum Diary has been giving her Living Room a very stylish makeover in the last few months and showcasing her gorgeous modern vintage style in a series of makeover posts.  Recently she focused on updating the decor around her fireplace which for several reasons wasn’t working for her.  The tall vase was blocking so much reflecting light that it needed updating.

fireplace makeover

I love the way Amanda has streamlined the accessories around the fireplace letting in more light from the mirror and I love the vintage feel from the recycled glass candlesticks.  If you take a look at her other makeover posts you can see how this scheme ties in brilliantly well with the rest of the room.  It just shows how one or two small changes, that don’t even have to cost much, can really have a huge impact on a room.

Modern Country has been busy giving a beautiful makeover in their girls’ bedroom in the last couple of months. Sarah has created a gorgeous, traditional room with soft colours and simple accessories, in a style that I’m sure will appeal to many. I love that she’s used the furniture from her own childhood for her children, and mixed it with gentle florals and a very soft paint palette.

Bedroom makeoverbedroom makeover

And finally, I’d like to show you some of the changes I’ve been making to the Love Chic Living Dining Room recently. As the children have grown older we found we weren’t using the space in the same way anymore and the room was more of a corridor than anything else. Having spent the last few months turning it into a ‘snug’ we now seem to have added an extra room to the house that wasn’t there before.

family den

The pictures of the chimney breast show the brand new wall mural we put in but we’ve also removed lots of old storage that wasn’t working and put in a sofa and a better table and chairs. We even removed a door for a better flow through to the kitchen. The room is now much more functional, brighter and lighter, and suits our family so much better.  The children have even been giving it a festive feel as you can see!

What do you think of these makeovers? Are you inspired to make changes to your own home?

If you’re planning a makeover, however big or small, to your home in the New Year then do get in touch. We’d love to see what you’ve been up to.


Sally Whittle is founder of the Tots100, Foodies100, BlogSummit and the MAD Blog Awards. When she's not working, she can be found blogging at Who's the Mummy, or having fun with her 8 year old daughter, Flea.

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