As you know, I've been working on Marisol's costume storage area for some time. Flynn's though was driving me up the wall. You see, he didn't have one. All of his costumes were on the top shelf of his closet, and at least once a week I would find the entire lot all over his bedroom floor. So I finally pulled the Ikea storage box I have been lugging around for the past few years (even through 3 house moves) out of the garage and put together his dress up area during the week.
Everything is now within reach and will be easy for him to clean up. Yes, I will just keep telling myself that he will clean it up and that I won't be left to do it, but we all know the truth now, don't we.
The items on the shelf are just out of reach though. I absolutely love the Zid Zid elephant mask that a friend gave him a few years ago. I am surprised it has lasted this long. And, I could not believe it when I found the dinosaur mask in a box in the garage. I made it about 10 years ago for Jay (when we were living in Australia) and he was going through his dinosaur phase. An old chai tea tin was perfect to put all of the mustaches in, remember we used them at the twins cowboy and cowgirl birthday party. You can also find the details on making the hobby horse there too.
So, for the quick round-up.
The box – I purchased from Ikea for about $10 a few years ago. It had unfinished wood around the edges which I painted brown.
The shelf – Was another unfinished wood item that I found at Michael's for $14.99 (don't forget your 40% off coupon). Again, a few coats of brown paint did the trick.
The rail – Is perfect to hang small accessories on, and to stand up items such as the sword and hobby horse. That was $9.99 at Marshall's.