Hey guys!!! I took a break from furniture building this week and built our little miss something pretty cool! If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen a sneak peek of this! I have been wanting to build her a dress up storage cart for a LONG time now but I made myself wait until every member of our house had a bed!
There were times that I thought…eh, I have so much furniture to build right now, maybe I should just buy her one but, I’ve bought her a play kitchen and a bassinet and sadly, they haven’t held up well. The cart I debated on purchasing was $150 plus shipping and tax and I just couldn’t bring myself to do it again!
Not only was I able to customize this to match her room, I was able to build it for $70 and that was with a 1/2 sheet of plywood left over so really I consider it a $50 investment 😉
Of course, we have the FREE Printable Plans for you guys! You can click HERE or the image below to print yours!
A HUGE thank you to our friend Jay over at Jay’s Custom Creations for making these plans printable 🙂 Check out all of the FREE plans he offers on his site!
And as always, I’ve got the step-by-step pictures to help you along the way!
We got all of our supplies at Home Depot and had the nice man rip our 3/4″ Purebond Plywood down into 4 – 11 1/4″ boards. You can substitute 1×12 boards for this but, the cheapest boards were $20 each and there were not two the same width and the select pine boards were a whopping $30 each. I opted for ripping Purebond because I was able to get 4 – 1×12 boards for $49!
Then, I used my K5 to drill pocket holes in the bottom board.
I drilled 3 – 3/4″ pocket holes on each end.
and attached them with pocket hole screws and wood glue. This is a very customizable part. You can refer to the plans to see where I set my shelves. If you have bins that you want to put on the shelves, you can set the shelves accordingly.
This was a snug fit for my drill so, I used my Ryobi Right Angle Drill to attach the shelves to the center board. If you don’t have a right angle drill, you could use a short Kreg bit too!
I wanted to add pretty knobs for her to hang her necklaces, wings, wigs…. you know the necessities so, I predrilled from one end into the shelves. This way, you won’t have a screw sticking out in each cubby.
This was so much fun to build, I saved a TON of money and it’s built to last! This could be easily modified for an adult if you need more storage in your closet too 🙂
If you haven’t already, make sure that you print your Ryobi Nation coupon!!! Just sign up or sing in to your Ryobi Nation account, print the coupon and take it to your local Home Depot store to redeem!! You can click the image below or HERE to get your coupon!
Well, it’s back to the shop for me – I still have lots of furniture left to build 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by!