Our No. 3, Tilly, is gaga for dresses and there is quite an elaborate process needed when choosing the dress du jour. One that requires me hoisting her up for long periods of time to reach the items in her closet. To make this process more fun for Tilly and easier on my arms (and patience), I asked my man to help build a clothing rack for our little stylist. Here is how we DIYed it.
S U P P L I E S : piece of 3/4″ thick pine wood (or the like) cut to 16×30″(or the dimensions you want your rack to be), 4 casters, 2 flanges, 2 – 3/4″ metal piping 30″ long (or the height you want the rack to be), 2 – 3/4″ elbows, 1 – 3/4″ metal piping 24″ long (or the width you want the rack to be), small amount of paint, paint brush, 24 – 3/4″ screws, & a drill
S T E P 1 : Paint the top and sides of the cut piece of wood. Apply a second coat if needed. You won’t see the bottom of the board so I didn’t worry about painting it.
S T E P 2 : Screw the casters into each corner, about 1-1/2″ from the edge, using a drill.
S T E P 3 : Twist the metal piping together….. the flanges to the 30″ pipes, then the elbows, and finally the 24″ pipe to go across the top. Put some elbow grease into it so everything is twisted tightly. Lay your piping on the ground and make sure it lays flat.
S T E P 4 : Place the flanges on the board and line them up with the center, making sure each side is equal distance from the edge. Secure in place with screws using your drill.
Add some cute kicks, clothes and accessories (like a messy bag) and you have a rad little clothing rack.
It was love at first site for Tilly, so I thought I would share a montage of pics.
Time to check out the merchandise.
Then the dress.
Yes, that’s the one.
And to reaffirm that it’s the girl that makes the clothes and not the other way around, an art print from here. (excuse the typo, it’s correct in the download).
Let me know what you think or if you have any questions and be sure to pin and share if you love the project!
xo . rae