Sunday, August 2, 2009

Wanna Play Dress-up?

A friend gave me a desk recently and I love the desk itself but didn't really need the top hutch. I saved it because I figured I could use it for something and I was right (doesn't happen often so I feel the need to point it out when it does:). I have been wanting to find a way to house the girls dress-up clothes in the play room but could not find anything I was happy with. I decided to use the hutch and I am so happy with the results. My handy husband attached a 1x12 to the top (which used to be the bottom), we painted it and and added hooks to the 1x12 and voila a new dress up area.

16 comments:

Teresa said...

Oh my gosh - that makes me even want to play dress up and i am so not the dress up type. :) Great job guys.

Peggy said...

Genius

King of King said...

I think it looks great but may i ad something' There needs to be a board put from the bottom to the top, in the middle or the 1x12 will bow in the middle even if there is nothing on it.

Katy said...

oh my goodness that's awesome!!!! I love it! Great job Mom and Dad!!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Thanks for linking up. Perfect! I love it. I bet your daughter is thrilled to see her diva dresses being showcased that way.

Amy Jo said...

I love that! Good thing you held onto that hutch until the right idea hit you. I really like how organized the dress up clothes are, as compared to a dress up trunk.

Lo said...

I LOVE that!! what a great idea! My girls would love one of those :)

Shannon said...

This is a great idea!

Better After said...

Great idea! So much better than a trunk stuffed full of wrinkly dresses.

Catherine said...

That is too cute! I love how you can see everything up and pretty instead of bunched up in a trunk. :)

The Fiskeaux Family said...

So creative! Well done.

Amanda said...

What an awesome idea! Such a nice way to store the dress up stuff

SuzSpeaks said...

so awesome!! It's perfect!

Michelle said...

Now THAT is clever! LOVE it!

Blessings,

Michelle

Marie said...

Hello Julie - oh my goodness, this turned out fabulous! So sweet. I really like how everything is accessible and easily visible. Look at all those great dress up accessories! My Emma would love something like that. Thank you for the inspiration!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Amber said...

Wonderful idea and re-use! Easy storage for your girls and a cute organized way to "display" their favorite dress up clothes. It's like a custom closet for their play things. I like it!