DIY Dress-up Station

This morning I came across one of my decorative ladders.  For some reason I just love these.  I have used them in other places we lived but have yet to use them in our current home.  I wanted to use this for something but with 2 small kids on the move I know that they can’t just be decorative right now.  So I decided to turn it into a Dress-Up Station.  I was inspired by this.  Here is what I did.          

I used the ladder as the base to hold everything.  I used over the door wreath hooks, a hand towel rack, a box and some fabric.

               I tucked the fabric into the box and put a piece of white backed cardboard inside to hold the fabric in place.  I didn’t even bother to straighten the fabric, just kept it simple.  I used a box that just fit into the ladder so there is no need to find something to hold it in place.  Filled box with head bands and fairy wands.  (The essentials:))


  • I used a staple gun to attach fabric around the shelf of the towel rack
  • Glued a ribbon around the top
  • Painted the top of shelf white.  (I should have done this first)
  • Hung the towel rack with nails to the top ladder rung.
  • I tied fishing wire to the top wrung to attach ladder to the wall to prevent it from falling over


I drapped ribbon pieces over the bar and clipped them on with large and small paper clips then hung bracelets from the ends.  I also put the wreath hangers on different rungs for purses.



Before and After 

I am so happy to have my lovely ladder back out again!

I was featured at


Thanks Michelle! 🙂


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5 Responses to DIY Dress-up Station

  1. Very Cute! That is so creative. I know what you mean by there is no “just decorative” stuff when you’ve got young kids.

  2. I love that you re purposed things to use in your dress up station! Great ideas and I’m sure your kids LOVE IT! Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursdays! Hope to see you next week! 🙂

  3. Amanda says:

    This is such a fantastic idea, just love it! A fantastic way to keep dress up clothes accessible yet tidy, sweet!

  4. Jackie says:

    What a clever way to display dress-up clothes! Thanks for linking up.

  5. Great idea! That looks really cute. I bet she will love it!
    Thanks for linking this to my Organizing Mission link party.

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