Published on July 29th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Dress up station

Lack Shelf & Fabler Bard Curtain

I googled and googled dress up stations for my 2 little girls but couldn’t find anything that was even remotely affordable. So I came up with a plan to do an IKEA hack.

Super simple.

I bought one IKEA Lack shelf and we then turned it upside down. We mounted a simple curtain rod to the bottom of it. Then we mounted a 2 x 4 on the wall for extra support. We placed the lack shelf on top of the 2 x 4 and mounted it to the wall.

The next part was the way I did it but it can be done several ways. I added a 2nd small curtain rod from Home Depot, the kind that can easily be taken on and off. I then chopped up the fabler bard curtain from IKEA. I sewed up part of it to hang from the curtain rod and the other parts of it, I staple gunned to the outside to cover up the sides. I then used the tie backs to make it look more like a theatre/closet dress up station.

A little touch of some decorations, fabler mirror, minnen storage toy box, and some fabler wall hooks and voila…instant dress up area. I think the whole hack came in less than a $100. That includes some extra fabric for window treatments and a princess tent!

See more of Jodi’s dress up station.

~ Jodi R.

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

10 Responses to Dress up station

  1. Anonymous says:

    Where did you purchase the curtain rod?

  2. Anonymous says:

    What a fantastic idea!! Thank you so much for posting this. I have been racking my brain on what to do with her dress-up clothes, and this is a perfect solution.

  3. Jodi says:

    Thanks everyone. They enjoy it everyday! And yes, we have more than princess dresses. I am not a princess mom but this is what they love. Thanks ikea hacker for posting!

  4. FL Mom says:

    Don’t worry, Anne. They still have plenty of time to develop their repertoire through cowboys, space, underwater, chefs, Godzilla, and everywhere else a child’s imagination goes.

    Jodi R.: Great job! Dress-up station looks wonderful. :)

  5. Anne says:

    The work is great, but at the risk of sounding like a crazy person, you might want to throw in an astronaut or doctors uniform in with all those princess dresses. Just a thought. Unless, of course, your littles DEMAND only princess dresses, which is a possibility, too.

  6. There are many subjects for girl’s dress up station but you did fantastic work for your sweet little girls.I love that you have created that yourself. Well done!! Please share more ideas for us also!

  7. Peggy says:

    Oh wow. I LOVE it!!! Gives me some good ideas for my girls.

  8. Anonymous says:

    makes me wish I was a little girl again. Nice job!

  9. Phil says:

    Very cute! Nice work and good lunging!

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