IKEA is #1 for organizing space solutions.
Last year when our office was converted to a playroom, I purchased just about everything from furniture to shelves, to decor from IKEA. One of my favorite things in the playroom is this:
It’s mounted on the wall above the kids’ art table and keeps crayons, markers, stickers and stamps. And it has worked out GREAT! I really wanted to have something like this for their table in the family room but didn’t want to make the trip up to IKEA. So, instead I decided to create my own.
Check it out:
Not bad ‘eh?
I purchased most of my supplies from Lowe’s. I’m sure I gave the men quite a laugh as my two boys and I went up and down the isles searching for these items. I knew what I wanted, just didn’t know where to find them! From Lowe’s:
1. 1/2″ thick dowel rod
2. bag of S hooks (that would fit snuggly on the rod)
3. package of two unfinished wooden finials
4. can of satin finish spray paint.
Not pictured are:
5. 3 baby blue tin buckets from Michael’s dollar bins
6. 2 curtain rod holders which I got, as luck would have it, from the thrift store.
I spray painted all the pieces, including buckets with a couple coats of spray paint.
After they were painted, my hubby mounted the rod holders on the wall, cut the dowel rod to size and attached the finials to the rod.
I organized the buckets. . .
then hung them on the hooks.
Total cost was probably about $10.
I’m also going to grab some curtain rings, the ones that have the little clips like these (but not from Lowe’s – too expensive), to slip on the rod to hang their artwork. Clever 🙂