Wednesday, August 4, 2010

WFMW: DIY Dress Up Center

I love to browse through catalogs. One thing I've seen several incarnations of in several different catalogs is the dress up center, as seen here, at Hearthsong. It's a beautiful piece of furniture, but it's around $300 with shipping. Eek.
I started looking around the house for things to cobble together for a similar purpose, and ultimately came up with this:

Admittedly, it isn't as pretty as the previously mentioned version, but the price was right. (Free!) I had the extra clothes rack lying around from back when I used to sell tie dye at various events. If you had to buy one new, they're less than $20. The height on the rack is adjustable, and I lowered it as much as possible. The plastic bins were also repurpsed from elsewhere in the house, and just happened to fit perfectly. V now has a place to hang her fancy dresses, a bin for hats, a bin for purses, and another for other accessories.

Reusing stuff we already have lying around works for me. For more WFMW posts, check out


  1. Here from the Hip Homeschool Blog Hop..

    I often wanted a dress up center for my girls but never wanted to pay the high prices. Too bad I didn't come up with something clever like this. =P

    Maybe I can use something like this for school - it would be cool to have a variety of dress up things, either for history or just pretend play.

  2. We really need to organize all of our dress up gear! Thanks for the idea.

  3. I'm thinking of setting up something similar for my 3 year old girl. :)

  4. Thanks I've been trying to come with an idea for organizing dress ups!