We are already in the midst of a third closure, a fact that is very challenging for the parents among us who are busy every day finding an answer to the question: how can we entertain the children who do not go to school every morning and do not meet with friends?
So I decided to give you a cool and uncomplicated idea of how to create a corner for them where they can dress up on closing days (but also all year round). You can take out of the attic the accessories that go around in fifty different drawers, and build a fairly compact wooden cabinet that will concentrate all this colorful and joyful richness and leave the costumes accessible and inviting. Easy to dress up and easy to arrange.
Most often, equal costumes, crowns of princesses, swords of knights, robes and other glittering accessories are the most precious collections to the hearts of the little ones and they too want to be surrounded by objects that delight their hearts and ignite their imagination. so lets start.
In order to assemble the cabinet at home relatively easily, to paint and give it your personal ‘finishes’, you must first go to the wood warehouse / nearby carpentry shop and order the following parts which are derived from one sandwich plate 1.6 cm thick (plate size is 122/244 cm) and a wooden broom stick that will be shortened (luckily the stores where these parts can be found are essential).
Additional tools and materials:
Screwdriver and drill
4 mm screws
American putty (fine ointment filler)
Spatula (known as Spechtel)
Water-based wood paint + wide brush
A plastic sheet on which you will work to prevent dirt
Cabinet accessories: 4 wheels, mirror size 26/100 cm, hanging hooks and baskets for shelves
Spread the pieces on the plastic and paint on one side. After it dries (it takes less than an hour) you can paint second hand. Only the broom stick, the shelf bases F + G and one of the A boards were also painted on the other side.
The reason – we painted the areas that will be internal and difficult to access after assembly. The rest of the unit is painted at the end, after we have hidden the screws with the spatula.
Assembly is not complicated so do not let it deter you. In order to connect nicely without the wood cracking, drill a “leading hole” with a 3 mm drill bit and use 4 mm screws.
Before threading, apply a strip of carpenters’ glue along the wood, which will help to strengthen and screw the screws when they are sunk a little into the wood, so that we cover them with a spatula and lock them before painting.
Take a type B piece that will form the base, drill a “leading hole” from the corners. Place perpendicular to the floor and place the three A-boards in place (dimensions in the diagram) with the painted side facing in. Screw the screws from the outside of the base into the boards after applying glue.
Attach on both sides of the base type B parts that form a box at the base of the unit.
In order to create “garbage” for tall and long swords or accessories I added the parts marked C on the narrow side above the box to deepen.
Prepare the top shelves on the side by using part F as the base to which they are attached while laying the parts D above and the short shelf by part G as the base, with E attached above the surface on the sides.
Attach the shelves 20 cm below the edge of the arch (the arch 15 cm high and the outer Kent thickness that the shelf now has to the shelf 1.6 + 3 = 4.6 cm) by screwing from the outer wall into the base of the shelf. Attach the hanging rod (painted broom stick) 5 cm below the shelf in the center of the wall.
Cover the sunken screws and connection points by applying “American spatula”. Yaakovi has a compressed ointment powder that is very easy to work with and it dries in a second. Once the spatula has dried, sand with 0 sandpaper to gently smooth the surfaces.
Now that everything is connected and ready we will complete the painting. Attach the wheels to the base of the box. I recommend silicone wheels, especially if the room is covered with parquet. Attach the hanging hooks, preferably on the inner walls to avoid “slipping” the clutter.
We got to the most fun part – the decoration. This is exactly the place to get carried away. I chose a gray color for the tree because the wall against which the unit will stand is blue and the costumes themselves are colorful. You can coat the wood with special wallpaper or wrapping paper with spray glue, add a caption in acrylic paints or just decorate with purchased vinyl stickers. I would not give up installing a mirror on the outside wall, because apart from dressing up there is no greater fun than seeing yourself in disguise.
Tip: If you do not want to see the load of items constantly present in the room, you can add a curtain on a spring that will be attached to the top shelf wall, which can create a wonderful frame for puppet theater, just remove the clothes hanging from the pole.
Once you understand the principle, feel free to give the twist that suits your dredge. Shahar’s magnificent collection of swords (nevertheless a small brother to two large ones who transferred quite a few assets to him) needed the garbage from the right. It could be that your stage actually has a lot of jewelry and tiny accessories that will be more suitable for baskets on shelves, or scarves for hanging on more hooks.
The author owns an office for the architecture and design of private homes and luxury apartments
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