10 DIY and Recycling Ideas for Kids Room Storage

DIY and recycle are two of my favorite words. Projects which involve recycled materials and are do-it-yourself always attract me towards them.

 I can’t stress enough about thinking of storage ideas while finalizing a kids room design because believe me, a kids room attracts a lot of clutter. There are a ton of cool ideas and amazing products for kids storage in their room but the only downfall is that it can be quite expensive to create storage. But if you are a little creative and farsighted you can create a lot of storage options from recycled materials.

When reader and mom Poornima Kulkarni sent me this picture of a carpenter’s table turned library for her daughter, I was floored.


Poornima says 

“It was a normal plywood carpenter table. During interior decoration this was used by the carpenters to climb and reach higher.
I got it painted in green and arranged the toys and books. It is very useful and the table is just the right height so that my daughter can reach it easily and read any book she wants / play with any toy from it.”
Unfortunately there is no before picture so just imagine any old carpenter’s table which was transformed into this. Amazing isn’t it?
Here are a few more DIY and Recycling storage ideas for Kids Room 
Wooden Slat door converted to a bookshelf from Something to do Jamie 
A shipping crate transformed into a toy chest from Little Pink Monster
Spice Shelves used as book storage from Domestic Simplicity
Plastic containers spray painted as storage boxes from In third grade and frazzled 
Unwanted paper bits and cardboard box makes this handy storage box from Babble Fish
Spray painted toy figurines glued to jars from House to Home 
An empty DVD case converted to coloring case from Stacy Vaughn
Stuff toys made into a bean bag from Pink and green mama
Frame and ribbon make for a cute hair clip organizer from babble
Have you got a DIY idea that you would like us to feature here. Write to me at swapna@themomviews.com and we will share your awesome idea with the world.
Don’t forget to share your thoughts and ideas through comments below.
Swapna Thomas is the editor and founder at TheMomViews.com, an award winning Parenting blog. She quit the corporate world to be a stay-at-home mom and in the process, discovered a whole new career. She truly believes that happy moms = happy world. She also coaches moms to start their online business. She loves sufi music and spends way more time daydreaming than one should.

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  1. Slat door as a book rack? What an idea!!
    Love that!!!!!

    Looks good and picking out books from that will be really easy.
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  2. Brilliant ideas ……
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  3. Love the conversion of the carpenters table to a shelving unit and the slat door as a book rack. You are officially the queen of organisation!


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