Chloe's DIY Costume Closet

Dec 3, 2011 + ,

And Chloe's DIY Costume Closet is finally complete! Last we left it, we had removed some drawers, patched the holes, and added a shelf and some trim. I was a horrible blogger and did not take any progress photos of the painting (using leftover paint from our office chairs project) and installation of the wrapping paper (we just used spray glue) so let me know if you have any questions about those steps.

But really, it was a very simple project. And we couldn't be happier with how it turned out...




On one side of the dresser, we added two rows of hooks for necklaces and bracelets and ties. On the other side, we hung an old mirror we had that we spraypainted in a cheery yellow. The drawer was lined with the wrapping paper as well and we replaced the old handle with pretty knobs from Anthropologie.




The wrapping paper was not wide enough to cover the back panel, but since the pattern is busy, you can't even notice the horizontal seams. We already had the shower rod and just cut it down to size and affixed it to the sides of the dresser with shower rod flanges from Home Depot.



We actually bought casters and attached them to the feet in order to make the closet easy to move around. However, we realized that with the casters on, the dresser was more likely to tip over... especially when you have a little monkey around that likes to do this kind of thing...


So we took the casters off because little monkeys like to practice their gymnastics when mom and dad aren't watching ;) We put the costume closet in Chloe's room and she has been playing with it non-stop.  Its the perfect spot to store her superhero cape, her red riding hood costume, and all the accessories we had left over from her first birthday party photo booth. I have to admit I love seeing the funny little outfits she's been putting together.




I wish I had one of these when I was a kid, don't you?

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your post. I made one for my lil girls today. They love it!

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  2. Mina Malhotra12:52 PM

    This is such a great project! Love it!
    Had to share: http://minipiccolini.com/2012/10/diy-costume-closet/

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