Conquered Closet: Chloe's Dress Up Cabinet

Welcome back Rambling Renovators. If you have read my blog for long, you know I am one of this blogs biggest fans (check out their beautiful bedroom and favorite nook to see why) . So naturally I had to ask them to share their own little (hint, hint) twist on a storage solution

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Hello Brooklyn Limestone readers! I’m so excited Stefanie asked me to be a part of her master closet makeovers series. While my own master closet is in shambles with a wardrobe that needs to be edited, mismatched hangers, and stray shoes everywhere, my little 2.5 year old daughter Chloe has a closet that any adult would envy.



After tiring of seeing her costumes and play accessories all about, I was inspired by this pin to build a costume closet. I found an old 4-drawer dresser at the Salvation Army and tossed out all but one drawer. We sanded the dresser, added trim and a shelf, and painted it.



My girl loves anything yellow so I pasted some decorative paper on the inside and hung a yellow mirror on the outside.



With the addition of a hanging rod and some hooks, she now has the perfect place to corral all her tutus, costumes, superhero capes, jewellry, and princess shoes.


The bottom drawer holds smaller accessories like masks, gloves, purses – and of course kitty cat ears!



Now that Chloe has her costumes out on display, two surprising things have happened – she plays with her costumes more, and she likes keeping them neat and orderly! She’ll even ask me to put things back on hangers when playtime is over. Weird kid :) Maybe I should put pretty wallpaper in my closet and it’ll entice me to keep things neat.

34 comments:

  1. Lavenderandlilies9:57 AM

    Adorable!  Such a great idea!

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  2. Si glad you included Chloe's little costume closet! It's so cute and Jen and her hubby did such a great job - as always! They always inspire me with their work!

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  3. Vinita10:17 AM

    It's amazing! Love the idea of hanging accessories on the side. I think it would inspire me to have order in my closet at all times!! :)

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  4. You're a wonderful Mommy to create a dress up closet for your little one. It's adorable!

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  5. Wendy @ Old Town Home11:04 AM

    Oh my gosh, this is just so cute!

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  6. Jen, what a fantastic project! I can just imagine Chloe twirling around in her tutu.  So cute!  Great job!

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  7. This is my favorite one yet!  Adorable!

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  8. So stink'n cute. Love that she has so many costumes too;)

    http://leeanderin.blogspot.com/

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  9. Oh my goodness. This is beyond adorable! And you're right ... an adult would envy this closet. I kinda want to go make myself a dress-up wardrobe now. I'm definitely pinning this to remember in the future if I'm lucky enough to have a little girl.

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  10. ramblingrenovators5:09 PM

    Thanks again for having me over Stefanie! Its always a pleasure to drop in at Brooklyn Limestone.

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  11. Elizabeth Baumgartner5:16 PM

    What a great idea! Genius. 

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  12. Pat Taveras6:00 PM

    ok, that was Genius and adorable

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  13. sewandthecity6:54 AM

     

    This is absolutely beautiful. What a stunning idea! Could
    you please let me know how you sanded off the black paint. I guess you used one
    of those sanding machines.
    Irina

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  14. I was obsessed with my dress up closet when I was little! I have this project saved into my "someday kids" file so that I can share my love of dress up with my future babies- I love this so much!!

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  15. I simply CANNOT handle how AWESOME this idea is!! I've got space in my basement that is a future playroom for my little bee-bop... what a perfect idea to put down there!! It's happening. Thank you!! :)

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  16. The wardrobe is so adorable.  It makes a perfect dress up closet and it seems so easy to make.  

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  17. ramblingrenovators10:22 PM

    Yes, I just used a palm sander and a sanding block for the small grooves. The paint came off pretty easily.

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  18. so so so cute and fun.  lucky kiddo!

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  19. Can I have those tutu's for my baby girl please?!!!

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  20. That is SO cute.  I would do that in a ♥ beat if my daughter were a tad younger.  She is 5 and 1/2 and I see the dress up days dwindling a bit already.  Love it though!!!

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  21. Griffin23:41 PM

    I absolutely LOVE this idea!!!  I cannot wait to implement it!

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  22. This is great.  I saw it on Pinterest and had to com pin it myself.

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  23. This is genius....not to mention eco-friendly. Now you've got my head spinning with other repurposing ideas...you're brilliant!

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  24. Erica_denton2:18 PM

    I love this project and am currently doing this for my daughter!! Could you tell me how you pasted the decorative paper? And is the paper wallpaper or a special kind?

    Thanks!!

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  25. Katie2:26 PM

    Super cute! I was wondering if you could tell me where you got the yellow mirror from? I've actually been looking for a similar one!  thanks!

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  26. Anonymous2:40 PM

    This is fantastic!

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  27. Anonymous10:36 PM

    Can you tell me the dimensions of the dresser? I want to make sure I get one large enough! jezca99@hotmail.com

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  28. This is so gorgeous. May just have to make one for my three littlies.

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  29. Kirsty5:44 AM

    Love this!  Thanks :)

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  30. Becky Farley9:55 AM

    I just love the leaf fabric on the chair in Chloe's room (nursery).  Who is manufacturer and what it is called? 

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  31. Corinne4:22 PM

    I'm making this for my daughter! What kind of paper did you use on the inside?

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  32. My husband & I are on our way out to look for a dresser. I know some others are wondering the same thing. What type of paper did you use to line it? Where did you purchase the paper? Finally, how did you adhere it to the dresser? Thanks so much for your reply! I know others are curious as well.

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  33. Where did you find the paper that you lined the inside with? Or did you use fabric?
    Caitlin.smith1112@gmail.com

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  34. Where did you get the paper from that you lined the inside with? Or did you use fabric?
    caitlin.smith1112@gmail.com

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