Elevated Storage Units

Designerly: Elevated Storage Units

I started redecorating Vy's room almost two years ago, and I finally think it is 99% complete. But, like so many of my projects, I can rework it forever if I don't force myself to stop. So, little by little, I want to share some of my favorite parts of her room in case it changes again.

For a long time, a lot of her toys and books lined the walls on the floor, because she didn't have anywhere to keep them. I wanted to add some shelves that were a good height for her, so she could have additional surface space to play on. I ended up buying a couple of cube organizers from Target, but I didn't like how they laid flat on the floor. 

Designerly: Elevated Storage Space

I decided to add legs to both units. The panels of the cubes seemed too thin to attach anything to sturdily, so my father helped me build a thicker base on the shelves. He is amazingly handy, and I really enjoy doing these little projects with him. He did the majority of the work, and I painted the base and the legs, which I bought at the hardware store. I picked pink to add a pop of her favorite color. 

Designerly: Elevated Storage Units

It was such a simple fix, but I think the extra height and legs really elevated the look of the cubes and made them feel like an intentional part of the room's overall design. I also appreciate how the shelves have helped to visually break up the vertical space with her brightly colored toys. 

Designerly: Elevated Storage Units
Designerly: Elevated Storage Units

It's always fun to find easy and quick ways to customize generic pieces. I am pleased with how these shelves turned out. Even if I decide to change her room up again, they won't be rotating out anytime soon!