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.
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.
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.
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!