Kid rooms can be hard to keep clean! All the toys, books, clothes, and random items in their rooms require a lot of purging and organizing. However, you can change that in 5 simple steps and just a weekend of work!


  • Drill Bit
    Drill Bit
  • Drill
  • Level
  • Pencil
  • Safety Goggles
    Safety Goggles
  • Tape Measure
    Tape Measure

Other Supplies

  • -National Hardware Shelf Brackets
  • -National Hardware Vinyl Hooks
  • -Boards (select your preferred length and finish)
  • -Drill & drill bits
  • -Tape Measure
  • -Screws
  • -Wall anchors
  • -Level
  • -Stud Finder
  • -Wall Paint (colors of your choice!)
  • -Paint Brush
  • -Mini Paint Roller
  • -Painter’s Tape
  • -Paint Pail
  • -Twinkle Lights
  • -Pillows
  • -Curtain & curtain rod
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Step 1

Empty Out The Closet

You’ll want to start with a completely clean slate! Get all of those toys out of there.


Kid's Room Closet

Step 2

Paint The Back Wall

This is where you should inject your own personal style into the closet. Ask your child what he/she prefers. Have fun with it! Consider what designs you can make simply by using painter’s tape.

Painting a back wall

Step 3

Install Shelves, Supported by Shelf Brackets

You will want to measure your closet and decide what size shelves will be perfect for your space. Once you know that, find shelf brackets that are the correct size for your shelves. When installing the shelves, first locate the studs in the wall. If you are able to secure the brackets into the studs, that’s optimal. If not, make sure to use wall anchors to hold your shelves in place. Once the brackets are in, attach your boards to the top of the brackets with screws.

Installing Shelf Brackets

Step 4

Install Vinyl Hooks

To add additional storage, install vinyl hooks by simply screwing them into the wall. These hooks can hold hats, small coats, play necklaces, and more!

Vinyl Hooks

Step 5

Create a Fort on the Other Side of the Closet

Reserve one side of the closet for a fort for your kids to play in. Get creative, adding a curtain to make it extra cozy. Add twinkle lights, cozy pillows, etc. Let your kids add their handprints to the wall to add a bit of themselves to the closet fort.


Step 6


National Hardware shelf brackets and vinyl hooks are the perfect hardware for transforming a closet from a complete disaster to a beautifully organized closet. The only question remaining is: When is your next free weekend to tackle this project?!

Kids Closet DIY


Mary Lindloff
Mary’s motto is “Build, Paint, Thrift, Repeat!” She is the creator behind The Handcrafted Haven, a website filled with creative home DIY tutorials. She loves sharing ways that you can turn old and worn items into beautiful pieces in your home. She also enjoys sharing simple woodworking tutorials. If she’s not chasing around her two little kids, she is probably sanding, painting or perusing thrift stores!

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