Not quite "Fit for a Queen"!

 Project "fail" reveal!

I am sure that a lot of you have been waiting for my "big" reveal on the project that went somewhat "south"!  And I am sure at first glance you won't see it, because it DID turn out stinkin' cute, if I do say so myself!  

Anyhoo, quite a while back I showed you this little chest of drawers:

I am sure that I told you at the time that it was perfect for a project that I had in mind.  And it was...except for the size, which at the same time, I thought was also "perfect".  Turns out...not so much!

You see, it was supposed to be a "wardrobe", of sorts, to hold Taylor's (and soon to be, little Miss Tatum's) dress up clothes.  It was one of those projects that just "worked"...every step ran smoothly.  It came together just as I had it planned in my head (not always the case!). I am sure you are dying to see what I am talking about.  Here is what it looks like now.

As you can see, I removed the top three drawers and all the hardware that held them.  I had left over beadboard from the little "kitchen" project, so I lined the entire inside with that.  I used the same color paint as I did on the little chest I painted a while back.

The writing on the drawer was done with a template I made with my Silhouette.  I used the negative as a stencil and painted with another shade of the pink.  The crown is one that I picked up at HL and repainted it in the colors I needed...added some bling and Voila!  I wanted something more fun than the original wooden knobs so I picked these up on Ebay.  Sorry, not a good picture but one is a magic carpet and the other is a castle.

The rod is just a big dowel and I hung it using some square door trim thingy's (they have a name, but I can never remember it).

So the "fail" is not the project itself, but the finished size.  I don't know why I was thinking this would be big enough to hold the clothes themselves.  It is not near tall enough...even if the bottom drawer was removed, it would not work.  This is where I sort of "dropped the ball"...the plan was to put a little rack on one side (outside of chest) to hold necklaces, etc. and a mirror on the other side.

Melissa has decided it is just too cute to abandon so she is taking it to use for the princess' accessories and not the clothes...which makes me feel a little better!

BTW...I believe this idea originally came from Pinterest, but I can't for the life of me find the one that I saw...apparently I forgot to "pin" it, so I had to create my own version.

One more peek:

Sooooo, whatch'a think?

Stay tuned for some cookie cuteness in the next few days!

This post linked to:

My Repurposed Life 
Miss Mustard Seed
Finding Fabulous
Under the Table and Dreaming
Restore Interiors
Primitive and Proper

There's a skinny girl who lives inside of me that's screaming to get out...I can usually shut her up with cookies! Photobucket
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  1. Oh, this is so cute! My granddaughter would love it I think. I do!

  2. that is just the cutest thing ever! Fail or not!

  3. If this is a fail, then I'm Jennifer Lopez! LOL Seriously, this is AMAZEBALLS!! I'm so glad that Melissa decided to hang on to it - Taylor will have a blast with this, and so will baby Tatum when she gets bigger!! I say SUCCESS!!

  4. Oh to have a little princess or two to make one of these for.

  5. ohhh my! That is such a cute wardrobe thingy! :) I love how girly it turned out! :)

    I have an old junky chest of drawers in storage (forever!) I'm trying to figure out what to do with it... too back I don't have a little princess in my life! :)
    thanks for sharing at catch as catch can!

  6. that is adorable! bummer about the clothes not fitting, but as an accessory closet it is perfect!

  7. It does look stinkin cute! My daughter would love it to hang her doll clothes in.

  8. New to your blog and in love. Cookies and crafts... what a dream, I'll make sure to come back often !
    Love this dress up wardrobe, I have had one pinned for ages and I need to find an old piece of furniture to do just that !
    BTW, just posted some pretty fun cookies.... hope you will come check them out !
    Virginie @


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