Personalize a dresser in a child's room with playful, pointillist motifs made with upholstery nails. The pictures can help kids remember where items belong (T-shirts go in the sun drawer, sweaters in the snowflake drawer).
Magnetic bulletin boards are handy, but the color options are limited. Make your own and you can match the powder blue of a child's room.
First, paint a prestretched artist's canvas. When it's dry, turn it over. Coat a piece of cut-to-fit sheet metal with spray adhesive, and attach it to the back of the canvas. Place a same-size piece of foam board on top of the metal. Then screw mirror clips (one on each side) into the frame and a sawtooth hanger on the back, toward the top. Glue ribbon around the edges for a finished look.
Create a whimsical space for storing dress-up clothes. Here, enormous jungle foliage (in the form of patterned wallpaper) sprouts behind a closet door. A rail is fitted with wooden pegs topped with hollowed-out rubber balls, and a rod is available for hanging magic capes and raincoats.