As the fabulous designer Kate Spade once said, “Playing dress up begins at age five and never truly ends.” As soon as I found out we were having a little girl, I started planning out all the dresses she would just need to have. Playing dress up has always been my favorite and to be honest, it still is (Halloween is my favorite holiday and I’ve been working in the fashion industry for years after all!) Now that my little one is three I decide that for her birthday I would create the perfect dress up corner fit for a little princess! Disclosure: this post contains some affiliate links.
I’m pretty sure it started at age two for my little one or as soon as she laid eyes on the beautiful collection of Disney Princess dresses at the Disney store! She, like her mother loves playing dress up so naturally her collection of Disney Princess dresses started early!
I wanted to create a special place to display these beautiful dresses and to help encourage her love of dressing up. She has the perfect small corner in her room that was just yelling out that it wanted to be a dress up space.
I’ve been planning this space for almost a year now. Slowly finding and collecting the perfect pieces for this special spot. Fist, I found these beautiful Disney Princess dress drawings that I instantly fell in love with. They are from Love This Dress on Etsy and I knew I just had to have them right away.
I bought a few different dresses not really knowing how or where they would end up. Originally I wanted them all along the wall but I wasn’t a fan of putting so many picture frames above a play area. I found these beautiful frames at Xenos, a great craft store in Germany.
Next I wanted to find the perfect way to hang up the dresses. You can find beautiful princess dresses at the Disney store. My original plan was to use the spice rack from Ikea. I planned to paint it white and install in upside down so that it would create a clothing rod.
One day shopping I spotted this beautiful towel rack in the bathroom aisle of the store Xenos. The hearts and the rustic french country look instantly caught my eye and I thought it would just be perfect. Sure enough it fit the space perfectly.
I also found these light blue trash can baskets at the same store. I thought they would be great to hold the extra tutus and other extra accessories. The smaller can we use to hold dress up shoes. They also added a fun pop of color to the space.
I found this beautiful decorative pearl hanger and wanted to add it to the space. Would be super cute to hold some hair accessories. I found the perfect puffy pink satin hangers at Home Goods as well. I recently ordered more from Amazon. Be sure to get the child sized hangers so that they fit on the rods and hold the dresses perfectly.
The dress up corner works perfectly with the bedroom furniture. The wardrobe with the mirror is from the beautiful Duchess Collection and matches her princess bed and nightstand.
We needed more space to hold clothes so we purchased this wardrobe from Ikea. Next diy project is to change out the knobs to match the crystal knobs on her other furniture. The adorable bow holder dress was purchased from Mommy’s Thread Creation.
My little one was beyond excited when she saw the completed space. All of this was created for under $50 and it’s a space she and I can both truly enjoy!
Hope you enjoyed this journey as much as I have! Let me know if you create a dress up corner for your little ones! Tweet us @fashionavemom or comment below.
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