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One of my favorite ways to utilize a small space is by going vertical. I think it is the most overlooked storage space.
With our kids getting older, our main playroom has become more of a tv and craft room leaving things like our punching bag and air hockey table without a home.
Do you remember that episode of Sesame Street when Ernie was looking for someplace to keep his cookies after he broke his cookie jar which ultimately ended up with fish in Bert’s cowboy hat and Ernie telling Bert to wear a pot on his head instead? Well that is kind of what happens in my house. I decide to move something into a space which means something else has to move out and so on and so forth.
This time it resulted in my husband and I losing our office to make a game room for the kids. Don’t worry, another office space is in the works.
With the plethora of toys and books, along with air hockey, punching bag and popcorn machine, I needed to go vertical.
My son has been looking for somewhere to keep his completed Lego sets as well, which meant he wanted them to be somewhere that everyone wouldn’t touch them and break them. I suggested he become Lord Business and break out the Kragle. He isn’t so sure about that one, so shelves it is.These are fairly simple and straight forward shelves with simple materials and no fancy cuts.
Here’s what you will need.
- 2×4 boards
- 1/4″ plywood- full sheet
- 2 1/2″ Kreg Screws
- Stain and Poly of your choice
- I used Minwax Dark Walnut
- Kreg Jig
- Kreg Rip Cut
- You can see my review here
- Brad Nailer
- Circular Saw
I am absolutely in love with these shelves. I am making more for this wall’s twin on the other side of the room.
Did you notice the wall color is different? Yup, that’s what happens when you start a project and you decide the walls need a full makeover and the kids are all in school.
The new color is Sharkey Gray by Martha Stewart. Unfortunately it has been discontinued. I don’t know why!! It is a gorgeous color and I just so happen to have it left over from an older project. I need to hold onto the formula incase I ever need another gallon. If you are loving it, let me know and I can email you the color combination for Home Depot.
You can find all of the instructions with step by step photos, over on BuildSomething.com