My boys’ room is typically a disaster. They play with something for five minutes and it doesn’t get put away. They change into their pjs, dirty clothes stay on the floor. Typical four & six year-old activity… Recently the boys have been into dressing up like superheroes and I scored some sweet deals on costumes post Halloween. But like every other thing they get their hands on these just piled up all over the place. I made this simple dress-up corner that is reachable height for them so they can easily hang their costumes back up after dressing up. (I’ll be honest, they haven’t had the strongest compliance with hanging them back up so far…). But it turned out pretty cute regardless and fills an otherwise awkward little space in their room. The supplies only cost a few bucks and it took just a few minutes to throw it all together!
1″x4″ wood (cut to desired length with miters at one end if working into a corner)
Hooks (I bought mine from Menards)
Charcoal Spray Paint (optional if you can’t find the color of hooks you want)
Here is the space I wanted to transform… It’s right inside the doorway so there isn’t much I could think to do with it. So awkward, right?
The only hooks I could find were shiny metal and I wanted a more industrial look so I opted to spray paint the hooks and the screws. This is obviously optional.
I nailed the wood directly into the wall, again at child height. I eventually need to go back and fill the nail head spots with wood filler and stain overtop to hide the nails.
Using the 3/4″ screws, I screwed the hooks into the wood once the wood was mounted on the wall.
I spaced each hook about 6″ apart from one another.
Most of the costumes have a velcro attachment at the back neck making them super easy to hang.
I used a basket to hold all of the masks and costume accessories. Magically, those typically do end up back where they belong…
I love how it brightens up the entrance of their room!