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
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.
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