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The toys are all gone

The toys have well and truly left my house. Well, there are some still in the cupboards, but no one has touched them for almost 2 years. I’m not sad about that! My big boy is 15, so I think I’ve paid my dues on the old toys thing. We’re done.

My little kid got a bedroom makeover on the Easter weekend. And someone asked me where all the toys were?? I thought, wow we haven’t touched them in AGES so yeah they’ve gone for good. My kids have actually never really been in to toys. They liked blocks and Lego, but they love sport and being outside more than anything else. Ping pong, cricket, swimming, footy, camping, fishing, riding bikes. So it wasn’t a sudden decision where I said “right that’s it, no more toys!” I just noticed about 2 years ago no one really ever went looking for them. My little kid will be 11 soon. So he was the last one to ever play with anything. He has a few baskets in his wardrobe, but they are just gathering dust. I think too because he was the youngest he played with them even less than the others because he just wanted to do things with his big brothers.

And with this final “no more toys” his room needed to look a bit more grown up. Here was the before…

We went from a single to a queen bed. My boys all now have a queen bed. They are growing at a rapid rate! Here is the after…

The bed was a freebie from my niece, I bought the doona cover and Euro pillows. That was it! The rest I shopped from around my house. My little kid (oh and can you guess his name ;)) is loving himself sick in it. He has 2 rows of shelves on the wall behind where I am standing which displays precious things he likes, some photos and his medals/trophies.

♥ KC.


  • Reply
    Tara Miosge
    April 28, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Hey Katrina, I had a quick search but couldn’t find anything, just wondering if you’ve posted your house floor plan at all?? I love all the pics of your home and would love to see the plans

    • Reply
      Cathy Guppy
      April 28, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      I would love to see it too… Just when I think I know the layout, another photo comes along to prove me wrong

    • Reply
      Katrina Chambers
      April 28, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      Yeah sorry guys, no plan up at this stage! X

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    Cheryl Lucas
    April 28, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Love this room

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    Caitlin Cortez
    April 29, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Gorgeous room, just wondering where his bedside table is from please?

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    May 2, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Hi Katrina,
    Love the new room. Just wondering where you got the quilt from if you don’t mind. As a mum of 3 boys I am always looking for something boyish.

    • Reply
      May 6, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      I purchased from Pillow Talk 🙂

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