I’ll show you how I repurposed this yard sale jewelry box into a toy wardrobe closet for Build a Bear clothes. A simple DIY craft tutorial idea.
My Daughter LOVES her Build A Bear! For her birthday, everything that was on her wish list was for her bear, Sara. I think Sara has more clothes and accessories than I do!
The other day I was at a yard sale and found this wood jewelry box for $2. To me, it looked like a mini wardrobe. The ideas started whirling around in my head of all the possibilities. This would make a perfect little wardrobe for the Sara, the Build a Bear!
How to Build a Bear DIY Toy Wardrobe
The rod hanging at the top wouldn’t work for what I wanted so I used a hand saw and cut through the center of the rod and it came out easy peasy.
My daughter loves pink, so that is the color that the wardrobe was painted, inside and out. I did 2 coats and so far so good!
I didn’t paint the center of the doors because I wanted to put in some cute patterned scrapbook paper there.
After it was all painted the doors were sticking a little bit so my hubby took his Dremel and sanded down the edges of the doors so they wouldn’t stick anymore.
After the doors were good I measured the inside of each door panel so I could cut the scrapbook paper to fit.
I put the paper in using Modge Podge. To apply, paint a layer of the mod podge onto the wood door. Lay the paper on top, then apply another layer of modge podge on top. I think I used too much because the paper did wrinkle a little bit, but it wasn’t enough to take it out and start over. Plus at this point, it was about 10 o’clock and her party was the next day.
Since we took out the rod, we put in some screw hooks so she would have something to hang the clothes on.
One thing you can’t see in the pictures is that when it was all finished I put a clear coat on it that was sparkly so the entire wardrobe has a very slight sparkle to it.
It turned out great and both my daughter AND Sara love it!
Have you ever refashioned anything bought at a yard sale? What did you do? Share and leave a comment below!
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