Brad just finished up this super cute dress-up storage wardrobe closet for a local family. It turned out so adorable, so I wanted to share the plans including cut list and assembly diagram with you all in case anyone else wanted to make one for their littles. Dress-up play is one of your girls favorite activities! We love having a dress-up wardrobe to keep all of their dress-up play stuff in one place. This particular one with its scalloped details and rose gold accents is sure to make any little girl feel like a princess!
I laid out the plans, so that only one sheet of plywood is needed to build the frame. Here’s everything you will need to construct the wardrobe:
- 4×8 sheet of ¾” plywood for frame (we prefer birch)
- 4×8 sheet of ¼” plywood for backerboard and trim
- 1” diameter dowel rod
- 1 ¼” Screws pocket screws
- Two- Flat screws for rod
- 1/2” Nails
- Wood Glue
- Wood Putty
- 2 Cans Metallic Spray Paint (I bought Krylon Fusion All-In-One Spray Paint, in Metallic Rose Gold from Walmart)
- Quart of Paint/Primer (I used Behr Paint + Primer in Semi-Gloss, in Polar Bear from Home Depot)
- Clear Coat Spray Paint (I used Verathane Ultimate Poly Spray from Home Depot)
- Wire Baskets
- Circular Saw
- Table Saw
- Jig Saw
- Pocket Screw Jig
- Nail Gun (or hammer)
- Paint Tools (i.e., paint brush, roller, etc.), optional
Here is the cut list:
Here is the diagram for how all the pieces fit together:
- Cut out all of the frame pieces from the provided cut list and sand them.
- Attach the shelf divider to the bottom and top part shelf pieces using the pocket screw jig to create pocket holes in the four corners of the divider piece and then placing the pocket screws.
- Attach each of the vertical sides to the ends of the bottom and top shelf pieces using pocket screws in a similar fashion to above.
- Using the table saw, cut the ends of each side of both peaks (so four cuts in total) to be at a 45-degree angle. Note: that the measurements provided above are specifically calculated to work with a 45-degree angle cut.
- Use wood glue to attach the peak pieces in a peak formation atop the vertical sides. You may want to use some screws to hold everything in place until the glue dries.
- Cut dowel rod to size, sand, spray paint if desired, and affix using screws about ½” down from where side pieces transition to the peak.
- Lay frame on top of 1/4″ plywood and trace, cut out (be generous on sizing so you can sand down to a perfect edge), and attach to back of frame using a nail gun with 1/2″ nails or hammer and nails. Make sure you leave as much excess of the 1/4″ plywood on one side to cut out the trim.
- Using leftover 1/4″ plywood, trace and cut out the trim piece. To do so, draw two 21.213″ lines that meet together at a 90″ angle (basically draw the peak on on the plywood). Then 1/2″ draw an identical / parallel peak. Using something round (I used a souvenir cup lid) trace half circles protruding down from the bottom of the bottom peak line connecting them where the half circle intersects the peak line (like pictured below). Start at the top with one half circle protruding down and work your way out to the ends. Use a jig saw to cut out the outer edge of the design, sand, and affix to the peak using wood glue and nails.
8. Use wood putty to cover screw holes and any other small gaps and sand once dry.
9. Paint dress up cabinet using a quart of all-in-one paint and primer.
10. Once dry, spray several coats of clear coat spray paint to cover entire wardrobe and give the piece durability.
I dressed the wardrobe up with these wire baskets, which fit perfectly on the lower shoes and work great for storing shoes, crowns, play scarves, and more. I spray painted them using the same rose gold metallic spray paint used for the dowel rod and the clear coat spray on top.
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