Quick & Easy DIY Modern Toy Storage

Scandinavian-inspired kid’s rooms are full of color and toys–they are mini, magical wonderlands that are eclectic and modern, and have a distinct easiness about their style. We’ve always kept our son's toys out of his bedroom as he has a dedicated play space on our lower level, but in his recent room re-do I wanted to create a more playful, imaginative atmosphere. His itty-bitty bedroom makes storage options limited, so I set out to find a toy storage solution with a small footprint that was cheap, modern, and fit with the Scandinavian theme.

3 FÖRHÖJA wall cabinets from Ikea (I used 2 birch, 1 white), $14.99 each

Medium-sized paint brush

Painter’s tape

Paint (I used what I could find in our shed: white, grey, and green)

Medium grit sandpaper
First, remove the back pieces from their boxes and place on a covered surface.
Place a strip of painter’s tape from corner-to-corner, to create a triangle. Lightly sand the area to be painted, going with the grain. Paint two coats, and let dry.
Assemble according to directions. Style with your child’s toys! My son and I had fun creating little “scenes” inside each box.
Anna @Annabode
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  • Heather Hess Heather Hess on Sep 30, 2014
    Great idea, thanks! This would be perfect for my kids' room too!

  • Polly Zieper Polly Zieper on Oct 12, 2014
    Who's to say its sad???? How is a playroom or a play area in a den or family room sad????I've never in my life heard this-I only wish we had space like this for my 6 yr old's toys, and they didn't have to be squished into his room...