Monday, April 6, 2015

Boys Room: sports net toy storage

 post updated Aug 2019

I have been searching high and low for toy storage solutions in my boys room.  I finally made a  Sports Net for Toy Storage.                            


DIY net for toy storage

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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.  


soccer net, score board


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.

Supplies needed to make Sports Net for Toy Storage





Steps to make a Wall Mounted Sports Net for Toy Storage

  • Paint piece of wood brown, distress if desired
  • Take soccer net out of box
  • Use 1 long piece and 2 short pieces that come with the net, put them together to form an upside down U
  • Thread soccer net around pvc pipes




  • Measure and mark where the goal will attach to the wood
  • Screw 2 pvc plugs right into the wood on both sides


  • Attach 2 couplings to each of the plugs.  These are what the net will attach to.




  • Pull the net down and around the back of the board
  • Staple the net to the board
  • Cut excess net off and discard




  • Use letter stamps to write Home and Visitor
  • Paint a line down the center of the board



  • Hang Sports Net on the wall using screws, anchored as needed.






This Sports Net Toy Storage makes a great decorative piece for a boys room.  But it also works to store toys!  This is the first of many projects that we did for our boys.  We also have ideas for nerf storage, lego storage, message board, peg board storage and full bedroom reveal.



wall mounted Sports Net Toy Storage - use this great DIY project to store toys in a child's room





10 comments:

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

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  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!!!

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

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  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!

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    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!

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  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.

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  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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  6. DID YOU USE THE PVC PARTS THAT CAME WITH THE GOAL OR DID U PURCHASE DIFFERENT ONES

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    1. I purchased very inexpensive PVC plugs and couplings. They were not more than a couple of dollars.

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