This gorgeous and very functional piece is from the Pottery Barn Kids Cameron collection and was the inspiration piece for my playroom. It is a very expensive piece of furniture (or pieces to be exact). Probably about $1500-$2000 CAD. I’m guessing because I have never actually been inside the Vancouver store.
It’s beautiful and if I wasn’t so thrifty and resourceful then I might be the kind of person who would just buy the PBK unit.
Instead, I decided to put my DIY skills to the test and build the whole thing from scratch. Okay, not entirely true, I did need some help from Home Depot to cut the sheets of MDF.
Building the modular units was fairly easy but finishing it was a lot of work. It’s a big sanding and paint job for one person! Oh and did I mention that I’ve never built furniture before? Other than Ikea stuff that is.
Ta da! Here is my finish Playroom Storage Unit. Don’t mind my doors. I haven’t put the magnets on yet so they aren’t closed properly. I’m not entirely happy with my doors. I really need to work on my cutting skills.
So…to all you frugal parents out there looking for playroom storage units on a dime, you can save A LOT of money by building it yourself! From start to finish, it cost me approximately $450 CAD including tax for all the materials required.
You may also like: