Turn an Old Shelf into a Stylish Wardrobe

Are you looking for a creative and affordable way to add more storage space to your home? Why not repurpose an old shelf and turn it into a stylish clothes house? This project is easy to do and doesn't require a lot of tools or materials. In this blog post, we'll walk you through all the steps to make your own DIY clothes house.


  • An old shelf or dresser
  • 1-2 round sticks
  • Plywood board
  • Screws
  • Paint
  • Painting cost
  • Cut and miter saw
  • Spatula

This DIY clothes house project is perfect for small spaces or anyone who wants to add a unique touch to their home. Plus, it's an eco-friendly way to upcycle old furniture and give it new life. With a few basic materials and tools, you can create a stylish wardrobe that will fit your personal style and storage needs.


  1. Start by finding an old shelf or dresser that you want to use. Remove any shelves or drawers that you won't need.
  2. Cut a round stick to the same length as the shelf. Screw it to one end of the shelf and repeat on the other end.
  3. Cut a piece of plywood to the size of the top of the shelf. Cut the edges at a 45-degree angle to create a ceiling effect. Screw it into place on top of the shelf.
  4. Cut another piece of plywood to the size of the inside of the shelf. Cut the edges at a 45-degree angle to create a square shelf. Screw it into place on the inside of the shelf.
  5. Fill any screw holes or gaps with a spatula and let it dry completely.
  6. Sand the entire shelf to create a smooth surface.
  7. Paint the shelf with your desired color. You may need to apply more than one coat for full coverage.
  8. Stain the inside shelf with the color of your choice to give it a stylish and unique look.
  9. If you want legs for your clothes house, you can add thick round logs or buy ready-made legs from a furniture store.

Hope this blog post has inspired you to try this DIY project.

Happy crafting!


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