Monday, April 6, 2015

Boys Room: basketball net toy storage

We are in the process of redoing the bedroom that our son's share.  
Our son's are 14 and 7 years old, so we have struggled to come up with things they will both like.  
One thing they both enjoy is sports.  
And one thing I wanted for their room is storage. 

I came up with this basketball net toy storage.  

It's inspired by one I saw in the Pottery Barn kids catalog.
I loved it, but didn't love the price, so I set out to DIY one.

After much trial and error, I ended up using a youth soccer goal.  
I purchased mine at Target, but this one (amazon affiliate link) is very similar.  

The other supplies I used are:
a piece of wood that measures approximately 20 inches x 40 inches
 foam letter stamps
staple gun
pvc parts

First, I painted the wood brown and gave it a good sanding to distress it.  
Then I took the soccer goal apart.  
I kept 1 long and 2 short pieces of pvc pipe, 2 elbows and the net.
I put the pvc pieces together to make an upside down U.

I measured and marked where the goal would attach to the wood.  
Then I screwed 2 pvc plugs right into the wood, on either end.  
I also glued them on with E6000 for extra adhering.  

I added these pvc couplings to the end of the pvc pipe that holds the net 
and attached the couplings to the plugs that were glued to the wood.

Here is the diagram, even though all of the pipes are covered by the net.

I cut the net down a bit, then pulled it around the back of the board 
and stapled it directly to the board.

Then I dusted off my foam letter stamps, that I haven't used forever,
and painted "Home" and "Visitor" with a line down the center.

And there it is, a basketball net for storage.  

This is the first of many projects that we did for our boys.  
We also have ideas for  nerf storage, lego storage, desks, curtains and more.  


  1. This is such a nice idea! Pinning it!

  2. I can't even tell you how much I love this. Its so fantastic. I have 3 boys and I am always trying to find a place to put the stuffed animals. I think you just came up with my solution. I love it!! Thank you!! I found you on a link up party. Wahoo!!!

    1. Thanks so much! I'm always looking for storage ideas!

  3. I definitely need Lego storage ideas! I was just looking at garage box drawers last night, but I'll bet your solution is much cuter!

    1. I don't think one can have too many storage ideas for Legos. They get out of control so easily. Those little pieces seem to multiply and get all over the place. I'm working on the post of what we did now!

  4. Amazing idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays at 9AM eastern time and runs until Wednesday night. :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  5. Getting ready to redo my son's room and trying to come up with stuffed animal shortage - this is great inspiration.

    Found on Pin Worthy Wednesday


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