DIY Toy Storage

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Week 36 is here and I have this baby girls nursery all ready! It’s a coastal themed nursery because I may or may not be trying to brainwash her into loving the beach!! 😂 It is equipped with ombré blue walls, a framed picture of The Outer Banks taken by her Pop-Pop, and plenty of beach themed decor all around!

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The final project for the nursery was figuring out a cheap and easy storage solution that didn’t look cheap. 😊 Check out this super cute and functional toy storage that I made for our sweet Caroline’s room!

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This piece measures about 4′ long, 14″ deep and 18″ tall.  I found these crates at Michael’s and it took me a few trips to find 4 of them in store but then I was ready to go! I could have made them but it was way easier and cheaper to buy them with Michaels amazing coupons! I got these all at 40-50% off!! Here’s what you will need!

Materials:

  • 4 crates (I found these crates at Michaels)
  • 1 – 1x12x4′ whitewood board
  • Wood glue
  • 1 1/2″ screws wood screws
  • Drill
  • Paint or stain
  • Sander and sand paper

Step 1: Stack the crates. I did 2 on each end. The awesome part about this is you can use as many crates as you want or need! I glued the crates together first with wood glue and just put some weighted items inside the top crates to help hold it down firmly. As you can see I like to use Qtips to help apply the glue.

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Step 2: Line up 1×12 so it is even over the ends. Make sure to find a 1×12 that is straight, makes it much easier to work with! Apply wood glue to the tops of the crate and then place the 1×12 on top so it is evenly lined up with the ends. Then I used the screws and my Ryobi drill to attach them. I used a total of 8 screws.

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Step 3: Fill holes with wood filler and sand. I sanded this very well because of the little fingers that will be playing with it. I used a 220 grit sand paper. Vacuum up all the dust.

Step 4: paint or stain. I painted this the same Valspar Kid Gloves chalk paint that I did the crib and changing table in. Finish was amazing!

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Love how perfect this fits the space and it’s just the right size!! Total cost for this project was less than $50 which sure beat spending over $150 on something else!! And it’s one of a kind which is what I love about building furniture!! 😍

Now we just need this baby girl to get here!!

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