Dress Up Center

DIY Dress Up Center Plans

DIY Dress Up Center Plans

DIY Dress Up Center Plans

DIY Dress Up Center Plans

We knew a dress up center was going to be a hit with our little girl. The problem is that she, like her mother, has a thing for shoes. So we made sure to include plenty of room for her to store all of them. I really like how this turned out but I think the thing I am most proud of is that it is from a single sheet of Purebond Plywood. So for about $50 plus the price of the feet you can build this beautiful dress up center!

Purebond Hardwood Plywood

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DIY Dress Up Center Plans

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DIY Dress Up Center Plans - Dimensions

Cut List

DIY Dress Up Center Plans - Cut List

How to build a Dress Up Center

This is a pretty straight forward build but if your going to take this on I recommend downloading the printable PDF below which includes the template I used for the side panels. Happy building!

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I then cut the 1″ dowel about 1/4″ longer than the width of the hanging area. Then I drilled about an 1/8″ deep hole the same diameter of the dowel on each side. Then you should be able to snap the rod firmly into place.


After sanding using 220 grit sandpaper and orbital sander, we sprayed the dress up center and feet with blush pink chalked paint from Rustoleum.

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this project and I know any little girl would love to have something like this.

Questions? Comments?

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

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  • MB Franchi

    Awesome plans!! Exactly what I was looking to build for my daughter for Christmas, So glad God pointed in your direction. Thank you very much!

    One quick questions: Would you please be able to point me in the direction of ‘how to build drawers’? I’d like to convert the bottom two shelves of this dress up center into pull-out drawers.

    Thank you again, and Kind Blessings to you and yours!

  • Jessica

    Thank you for this post! I have searched high and low for the perfect dress up center for our daughter, with the perfect bit of charm, and this is exactly what we were looking for!!! Anyway, I didn’t see in the materials or the directions the instructions for adding the dowel to hang the dresses or what thickness you went with? I know this is an easy step, but I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thanks again!!!!

    • Ahh, I can’t believe I overlooked this. I cut the dowel about 1/4″ longer than the width of the hanging area. Then I drilled about an 1/8″ deep hole the same diameter of the dowel on each side. Then you should be able to snap the rod into place. Hope this helps.

  • Melissa Bacigalupo Coppola

    Hey I’m sorry I’m not understanding how to put the dowel in I read your directions but unsure ? Please let me know asap

    • You can always just buy closet rod supports and it would make it a lot easier. Since not much is being put on this rod I opted to just counterbore holes on each side of the rod for it to snap into. Hence cutting the rod slightly longer.

  • Chris M

    I just completed the dress up center in time for Christmas. I think it turned out pretty good. Thanks for sharing the plans Jamison. I’m sure my daughter will love it.

    • Turned out great! Thanks for sharing. I’m sure your little princess will love getting it Christmas morning.

  • Jennifer

    Hi, did you attach the top plates and feet with glue only? I’m sure this is a silly question but this is my first project

  • Lars Anderson

    I’m having problems receiving the printable PDF plans. I have entered in my email address and the only email I have received says, “Thanks for subscribing.” Is there a better way to view the printable PDF plans?