Up-cycle an Old Hutch into a Little Girls Dress Up Closet

DIY Dress Up Closet

diy dress up closet, closet, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
A customer wanted something special for her daughter for Christmas and really wanted a dress-up closet.

 

 

diy dress up closet, closet, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I started with the top half of a step-back butch.

 

 

diy dress up closet, closet, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Removed all the glass and doors, shelves and hardware.

 

 

diy dress up closet, closet, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Built a new top and reinforced the new base adding small bun feet.

 

 

diy dress up closet, closet, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Built new shelves and the area for the closet with a hanging bar for clothes and dresses.

 

 

diy dress up closet, closet, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Because this is for a child, I cut new panels for the doors with 1/4″ plywood. Then stenciled and painted.

 

 

diy dress up closet, closet, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Crown molding and a new bar were installed.

 

 

diy dress up closet, closet, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Then the backer board was replaced and covered with craft paper. Doors were moved, hooks added for hanging jewelry and last two safety straps that will screw into the wall to avoid any tipping.

 

 

diy dress up closet, closet, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Hanging clothes or dresses

 

 

diy dress up closet, closet, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Extra storage and hooks

 

 

diy dress up closet, closet, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Crystal hanging drop pulls were the finishing touch.
Materials Used:
Modern Master’s Metallics in Gold
Sweet Pickins Milk Paint in Tickled Pink and Window Pane
1/4″ Plywood
4″ Bun feet and hardware
Kraft Paper

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