Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dress-up Center

I took my old armoire I used for the kids (that was junk and kept falling apart), and turned it into my girls dress up center.
I started with the fabulous Ana-White with her Dress-up center that she got from Craftiness is Not Optional (check them out - they are fabulous!)


OK - anyways - I took the armoire apart - it was going to go to the curb - but since I started adoring Ana White - I looked at it as an opportunity!


I started by first sanding down everything because it was really shiny cheap wood.
Here are some of the other pieces I used.

Then I took two of the drawers - and put 1x2's to connect them. (Oh yeah - first I covered all the holes with putty)
Then I took some leftover bead board - cut to size - and nailed it down.


Another angle of the "drawers" turned base.
Then for the top portion - I took the doors to the armoire - and took a board - measured so it would fit with the bottom.
Here it is taking shape - I trimmed the sides with some leftover trim. and then screwed the dowel (the only thing I purchased for this whole project!)
And tada - here it is!!! I made it for my 3-year old for her birthday. I painted it with a lot of coats of white paint - and used purple vinyl cut with my cricut, the Hannah Montana cartridge.
Here is my little HayHay - I think she likes it. It was adorable - she came up to me when she saw it - mouth wide open. "Mommy! It's beautiful!" How adorable and worth it is that!!!


Linking to: My Backyard Eden, Sew Much Ado, Primitive and Proper, SevenThirtyThree, My Backyard Eden, The Thrifty Home, Domestically Speaking, Blue Cricket Design, Someday Crafts, Gluesticks, Brambleberry Cottage, Tales from Bloggeritaville, Somewhat Simple, The Shabby Chic Cottage, House of Hepworths, Beyond the Picket Fence, Fireflies & Jellybeans, A Little Knick Knack, My Romantic Home, French Country Cottage, At the Picket Fence, Fingerprints on the Fridge, The Shabby NestFrou Frou DecorRemodelaholicFinding Fabulous Fun to Craft   , Chic on a Shoestring DecoratingBlessing Overflowing, Funky junk interiors, Craft Envy, Be Different Act Normal, Along for the Ride, A Vision to RememberUnder the Table an DreamingI Heart Naptime, Between Naps on the Porch, Skip to my LouSumos Sweet StuffThe DIY Show OffC.R.A.F.TDittle DattleMaking the World CuterKeep It SimpleMad In Crafts 

39 comments:

  1. I featured this on my blog today! http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/waiting-on-linky-tools.html

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  2. Wow!!! This is great, what a wonderful idea. You did a fantastic job :)

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  3. that is adorable!!! and sooo worth your daughter's loving it! those are the best projects!

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  4. Amazing! What is even better are the looks on your daughter's faces...Priceless!

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  5. This is such a NIFTY THRIFTY idea...love how it looks!

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  6. super cute! right now we have large roller drawers under girls' bed filled w/dres sup stuff!

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  7. I love this! Makes me wish my girls were little still. :) Fabulous job!

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  8. How fun! My kids wish they had something like this!

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  9. Forgot to say I am highlighting this at somedaycrafts.blogsopt.com

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  10. What a great way to keep dress ups neat and organized!

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  11. That is just adorable! My little one is just about at the age where she'll be wanting to dress up. A little center like this would be a huge hit with her!

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  12. That is awesome! A dream for any little child, I love it!!

    Brandy
    Gluesticks
    www.brandyscrafts.blogspot.com

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  13. That's amazing! Looks like a huge success! Great job!!!

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  14. your girls must be head over heels giddy with excitement, i would love to do something like this for my girls! just visiting from at the picket fence!

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  15. You did a fabulous job on this. Thanks for sharing!

    morethana-mom.blogspot.com

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  16. I am so impressed! That is adorable! Just found your lovely blog via My Romantic Home. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Tammy

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  17. wow! never would have imagined a dress up center when looking at an armoire. a new perspective! I love it. Now if only i had a little girl...

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  18. That's adorable. I'm sure your girls love it! I loved playing dress up when I was younger. Brings back fond memories.

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  19. amazing!!!!! I really love this!!!! what a great idea! please come link this to our party over here: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-heart-shaped-ice.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  20. WOW! That is absolutely adorable! I love it! That is such a fun dress up center. Thanks so much for linking up.

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  21. That is so darling! My 3 yr old daughter would flip out over that! :-) Thanks so much for coming by and linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  22. Love this project! It is such a great idea and the happy look on your daughter's face says "it's all worth it!"

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  23. What a great project- and your daughter looks so happy with it! Thanks for sharing this over at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  24. This. is. COOL!!! Thanks for sharing! I wish I had seen this idea when my daughter was younger. Thanks for sharing!
    www.shadytreediary.blogspot.com

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  25. I featured this on my blog today! http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/waiting-on-linky-tools.html

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  26. This is wonderful! My little girl needs one of these really bad!! I'm not sure if I could pull it off though! Thanks for sharing and Happy Met Monday!
    ~Holly

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  27. I cannot think of a better reuse of that piece! It would make any little girl smile. And that last photo is precious. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party. If you haven't entered the giveaway, be sure to do so.

    Happy Valentines's Day
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  28. This is such a cute idea! It turned out great. What lucky girls you have! I found you through Made By You Mondays and am now a follower.

    Melanie
    youmadethat.blogspot.com

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  29. WOW! Now that's DIY talent and so cute! Great way to re-purpose material you had into making something fun and new! Great idea and looks like fun! Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! ;)

    Have a great week!

    Roeshel

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  30. What a fun idea! I would love to feature this on my blog, Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Thanks!

    http://reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com

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  31. great way to transform that old armoire. wow. you could totally sell these! so cute.

    please share this dress up center with my readers at
    Creative Juice Thursday

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  32. Thanks for linking to Creative Juice! Hope to see you back this Thursday.

    <3
    nicolette

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  33. Thanks for linking to Creative Juice! Hope to see you back this Thursday.

    <3
    nicolette

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  34. Seriously!! ADORABLE! What lucky little ladies! :)

    I love your blog by the way! So many great ideas. <3

    justbeckause.blogspot.com

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  35. Awesome! I love how you reused the armoire! And I wish I'd put a shelf above mine too-such a great place for shoes!! Oh well, next time. :)

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