DIY Toy Storage


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!




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!


  • 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!


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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