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Published on March 28th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Princess Storage Without the Princess Price Tag

Materials: APA storage box

Description: Lately I have been drooling over the very expensive, and very few dress up storage garment racks on the market, but I didn’t want to spend $200 on furniture we’d only use for a few years. Meanwhile, I’d already been using an Apa storage box for dress up clothes when one day I realized, it might work great with a rack built-in!

The construction is simple- I screwed two 3-foot long 1×4′s into the inside panels of the toy box. Then I cut a dowel and screwed it between the two lengths of wood. Easy peasy! I used some pink hangers from the dollar store to add some cohesiveness (I like matching hangers) but didn’t need to paint, since the toy box also has unfinished wood trim.

Now we hang clothes on the rack and store purses, shoes and hats below. It takes up no more room than our toy box was taking, and makes for easy dress-up!

~ Sarah, United States

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Jules Yap

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5 Responses to Princess Storage Without the Princess Price Tag

  1. Stephany says:

    I was wondering the measurment of the dowel, if you don’t mind. In planning on building this for Christmas and was hoping to have Home Depot do the sawing for me when I go. Thanks a ton!

  2. Michela says:

    Thanks! I have the same storage box, I’ll do the same soon!

  3. This is a really great idea!

  4. cecile says:

    That is a great idea ! And I have everything I need to copy you. Thank you !!

  5. Chris says:

    What a great idea to save space without spending a fortune!! =]

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