Your child grows up and the toy collection grows. Then comes a point where you want to either give away toys and stuffed animals or find a better storage place for them.
My son has an enormous amount of stuffed animals and he won’t let me get rid of ANY of them.
So this pin from Pinterest caught my eye and a little light bulb went off!
Here is how we made Toy Storage out of Plant Hangers:
- We looked all over town for plant hangers; from Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Joanns, Lowes, and the only place that had anything like this was Home Depot. I’m guessing with summer coming to an end, things like this aren’t so easy to find.
- So we purchased a 36” and 24” English Horse Trough aka Plant Hangers. The smaller one was $11 I don’t remember how much the bigger one was, sorry!
- We also purchased a can of Heirloom White spray paint to blend the plant hangers in with my son’s room.
- The plant hangers were a little heavy for dry wall so we purchased Hollow Wall Anchors, aka Butterfly Screws, to hang them up.
Hollow Wall Anchors look like this:
This kind of project can be completed in about 2 days, pending no interruptions. I had planned to complete this over the weekend, however I spent part of Saturday in urgent care nursing my Bronchitis.
BUT thankfully, I’m feeling much better now.
It took a couple of coats to cover the plant hangers, even with the spray paint that we used with the claim of only needing one coat. My husband was nice enough to do this for me while I recovered
The hanging process was very easy to do and even though the plant hangers came with brackets for hanging, the hollow wall anchors were more than enough to do the job.
Here is our final result…
And one more….
I’m totally addicted to Pinterest now and a few more projects lined up to show you!
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I would love to hear what you think of my first Pinned It & Did It