Monday, May 3, 2010

Bedroom Makeover Part 2 – Dressing Table

The second part of my daughter’s bedroom makeover features her dressing table.
A roadside find from many years ago, this piece of furniture has seen many coats of paint. It is one of those makeover stories, that taken out of context, will probably have many people liking the before better than the after.

In part one of this bedroom redo, I mentioned her previous room had been designed around a 20 year old blue and green Laura Ashley bedding ensemble from my college days. The dressing table was painted and stenciled (my one and only attempt at this technique) to match.
Since there was so much pattern and color in the rest of her room, I opted to paint and glaze the dressing table the same color as the curtain fabric - not very exciting when seen by itself but very fitting when seen with the rest of the room.
The dressing table includes the original hardware and a glass top which was custom cut to fit. It is paired with a metal chair I inherited from my Grandmother. The seat cover is pieced together from left over fabric from the bedding pillows.
Simple accessories including a bright pink jewelry box, a two tier silver tray purchased at a yard sale for $3, a vintage glove form from Ebay, and a display shelf above the mirror are all meant to keep my daughter’s things organized.
As you can see, one of the main goals of this project was to use things that were already in the room and fill in with inexpensive accessories. Next up is a DIY project for making inexpensive artwork. Hope you will come back to see it!

Sources:
Dressing table – roadside find
Pink jewelry box – TJ Maxx
Vintage silver stand – yard sale find
Vintage glove form – Ebay
Metal chair – family hand-me-down
Mirror – family hand-me-down
Shelf above mirror – Pottery Barn
Framed ceiling tins – vintage finds

In case you missed it, here are some previous posts highlighting other projects in my daughter’s bedroom redo:
Bulletin Board Project
Marble top night stand
Ceiling embellishment


Linking up to some of these parties

45 comments:

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

So pretty. That dressing table looks a lot like the one I just posted. I had the same hardware, but I changed mine. I still kept it though, just in case. The chandelier is gorgeous!
Kelly

Pine Tree Home said...

I love the pops of color with the bright PINK. Wonderful that you repurposed so much in this room.

Laura PARING DOWN said...

It's all in the details. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the tiered tray for accessories.

It's PERFECT there. And $3??? Get outta here.

It's looking great!
:) Laura

***Holly*** said...

Don't you just love those roadside finds?! This post is timely for me as I just picked up a vanity -$10!!- for my daughter's room yesterday. Great inspiration! I need to check out the bulletin board too... :)

Anita said...

It's really the perfect color with that fabric. Which I love! And the tiered silver dish! Lucky girl :)

Lara Harris said...

Aren't roadside finds the best!? :)

Suzanne said...

It looks beautiful and I love the fact that you are reusing items and changing them a bit to fit the new look. And a roadside find to boot -- amazing!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

looks great and i love how it is accessorized with pink accents. the chair and rug are awesome! it is much more grown up now!

Michelle "Chaos Caretaker" www.containchaos.com said...

I want to thank you for an amazing blog. I love the makeover on the vanity. Nothing can replace YOUR red door, but I found a lot of inspiration and gave you props at http://www.containchaos.com/?p=512

val said...

Everything in her room is turning out to be just lovely!

brandy said...

So pretty and inspiring!

Karena said...

It has turned out to be a great makeover, it all works & is beautiful, congrats!!

Karena
Art by Karena

RJ @ A Life Designed said...

Your table looks great! And the fabric on the chair is so fun! I have a similar chair waiting for a makeover.

Kacey said...

It's perfect that you're making it girly, but not too girly. That dressing table is lovely, as are all the accessories. You're doing a wonderful job pulling it all together!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

oh no, i completely agree that simple was the way to go on this one. it's perfect :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Awesome looking makeover and I'm lovin that pretty silver tray! HAPPY NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS!

Blessings,
Linda

Diann said...

Oh, this vanity looks wonderful! I want one! It really turned out beautiful!

Shannon @ Posh Pieces said...

oh, I love the desk, and the way you decorated it. It was cute before, but I like it this way too. The nail polish holder is darling!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Another wonderful project! You've got so many great ideas on your blog. I love stopping by. Thanks for coming by to see me too!

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous room and a beautiful dressing table! Fit for a queen! I've redone a couple of those myself and sold them. Women love those now, they seem to have made a big comeback.
Yours is beautiful!

Kristen said...

I love that you kept it simple. Looks great in the room!

Michelle said...

Though the before is pretty, the after is much more stunning! I want it. I am naming you a "blog to watch" at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. I will put your button at the top of my blog for a few days. I see you having a bright blogging future! YOu have what it takes to be successful in blogging!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Saw you as the Blog to Watch at Someday Crafts and came to say hello! ;)

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

I'm a new follower via My Backyard Eden. I'd love for you to show this project off on Modern Craftswoman Mondays. Rory

Room to Inspire said...

It looks great - I am sure your daughter loves it. I just love that silver tiered tray. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today!

Chelsea

kim said...

Great transformation. I am sure your daughter loves it.

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

I love that vanity. The lines are wonderful! I really like the curved top that is accentuated by the glass.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

It looks beautiful!

Bonnie said...

I love your style!! I came across your blog from the Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

You did such a great job!!

Laura said...

I can't believe you found this on the side of the road! It's perfect.

I'm hosting a blog party on Saturday and I'd love it if you linked up! http://www.iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com

Gee said...

You have done a great job. Thanks for sharing and Happy Mother's Day.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I would just love to know what road everyone is driving down, because it is not my road!! It is beautiful!! I love your blog and I am now a follower. I am a newbie and would love some followers or would be honored if you would just take a peek at my new blog filled with DIY, tip, tricks, and secrets!
thepolkadotcloset.blogspot.com/ Thank You so much Carol

Sweetpea said...

I think this dressing table is adorable. I wish I could have had such a pretty room as a young girl. Love it!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

The dressing table was adorable before but now it's perfect for a young lady. Love the accessories!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Love how the room turned out. The curtain fabric is so pretty. Really like the pop of hot pink in the curtains and carried through the accessories on the vanity!

TidyMom said...

this is EXACTLY what my 13yo is wanting in her room!!...I LOVE what you did with it!!

Fawnda said...

Great job! i loved my dressing table when I was a teen! This one is fabulous! :)

FC88 said...

First time visit here! Love your idea of using the two tiers tray for accessories. I love decorating my house too. Will stop by more often!

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

I think it looks great!

FrouFrouBritches said...

That is gorgeous!!!

Holly said...

Love it. I have a dressing table like that (that needs some love) sitting in our extra room...see how fabulous your looks makes me want to get moving on mine. Beautiful!

Laura said...

I just love how this turned out! Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

This room is turning out very cute! I love your attention to detail and making sure everything has a place!

Thanks for linking up!

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