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!
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.
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 🙂
Well, it’s back to the shop for me – I still have lots of furniture left to build 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by!