Let me just come out and say it- the playroom is DONE!!!!! I’ve spent countless hours in the last few days caulking and painting and honestly, I’m exhausted. The playroom will be photographed tomorrow and I can’t wait to share it. Keep reading to the bottom for a small sneak peek of the space.
In between doing the finishing touches to the playroom, I squeezed in a fun project- a DIY dress up rack. I know that dressing up is usually associated as a girl activity, but my little guy loves to dress up too! He has a fireman, garbage man, chef, doctor, and a few other costumes. I think that anything that adds imaginative play, is a good thing!
With the playroom, I’m trying to gather all of his toys and activities to one space, so I thought a dress up clothes rack would be perfect. And it was crazy easy! Let’s get started!
DIY dress up rack
Let’s start with the video tutorial so you get an overview on what I did. Then, I’ll dive in with more details below:If the video doesn’t work here, you can watch it on YouTube here. P.s. I’m trying to build that page up, so if you’d subscribe, I’d really appreciate that!
- 3/4″ Wood dowels- 2 cut to 36″ and one cut to 23″
- 3/4″ PVC pipe elbox- 2
- Wood board cut to 24″x12″
- Casters- 4
- Chalk paint- sea glass
Start by cutting the pieces for this project. First, cut the wood board to 24″x12″. Second, cut the wood dowels to size- you need 2 of the 36″ length and one 23″ length.
And now, use screws to attach the castors to the bottom of the board.
Use a screw from the bottom of the board to attach the dowel. If I were to do this project again, I’d use a floor flange to more securely attach the base dowels. This works, but I worry it might be easy for Don (my 4 year old) to break.
Finally, use construction adhesive to adhere the dowels to the elbows.
Here is the dress up rack all set up! We had this installed for an hour or so and Don spent so much time dressing up! Before, these were hanging in his closet where he can’t reach, so this is a much better solution for us! And bonus points for it being easy to make and pretty affordable!
Alright, this is the tiny sneak peek I promised earlier. This was taken late at night (aka without natural sunlight). I can’t wait to share with you the grand reveal! It is officially the happy space I’ve been dreaming of!
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