Hi Friends!! I have been remodeling my bonus room lately and I am finally done with it! Yay! I ended up turning it into a game room/teen hangout room since my kids are getting older. I’m excited to show you my home game room ideas and wall basketball hoop that I ended up making all on a budget! You know I don’t like spending much money, and especially since this is a room mainly for the kiddos, I really did not want to spend much on it. I’m happy to say that the only money I really spent was on the paint for the walls, and Lowe’s even had a sale so I got the paint for pretty cheap too! Everything else I upcycled or had lying around… Win Win!!
Now before I show you the “before pictures”, let me preface this with “We decorated this room 14 years ago when we bought the house and my first-born was 10 months old…” This was meant to be our playroom, even though my kiddos never played in it all that often since it is upstairs. The toys always seemed to migrate downstairs…
Don’t you love the nice mustard color? As my kids got older, this turned into the game and exercise room so it definitely needed to be updated! I wanted it to be a space that my kids and their friends would want to hang out in so that meant losing the little kid stuff… sniff sniff…
One of the things I wanted to make sure to put up was a wall basketball hoop since my middle son loves to play basketball. I’m not sure how many behind the door mini basketball hoops we’ve gone through and I was over having him play against the back of the front door where he’d knock over all my decorations. I needed something sturdier than those cheap plastic backboards, so I grabbed a pallet I had and created this rustic wall basketball hoop for free!
Wall Basketball Hoop DIY Directions
All you need to make this is an old mini basketball hoop, pallet wood, saw, stain and some screws.
Since I always kill my back when I take wood off of pallets, I just used my circular saw (found on Amazon here) and cut the wood at the edges.
Then I sanded and stained all the board with Minwax dark walnut stain.
You could paint a white square or anything you’d like on it at this point, but I just left it plain. I found the studs on the wall and just screwed the boards directly into the wall.
Here is the new basketball hoop in my newly remodeled game room! The large Game On wall art was super cheap and easy to make too. Click here to read all about how to make chipboard letters.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a creative day!