Friday, May 10, 2013

Revisiting the Dressing Table



When I was a little girl I had a dressing table in my bedroom.
It had the loveliest, frilliest skirt, a pretty vanity mirror and lamps
and I kept my jewelry box and perfumes on top.  I had that 
dressing table until I went away to college.  Then my parents
moved and Mom gave the table away.  But I am going to have a
dressing table once again when we move into the house in Victoria.





This is the dressing room portion of the master bath.  Oh how I long to
tweak this room!  Right off the bat I am thinking that I want to
brighten it up.  Trying to decide if it will be with paint, or perhaps
a faded shabby chic style wallpaper.  I want to change the mirror and
that ceiling light you can see in the reflection of the floor to ceiling
mirror in the background.  Since sconces won't work, I am thinking
about vintage vanity lamps.  I won't skirt the table because I love all
the drawer space.  I do have the perfect vintage chair to use instead
of a stool.  Oh and I will change the cabinet hardware too.  Maybe
add some trim to accent the drawers too and perhaps repaint the
whole dressing table to give it a more custom look.




So now I am busy collecting ideas for this space.




 I am revisiting the dressing table and thinking about what
a lovely space it can be.





A dreamy and private space full of things that are cherished.





A place for pampering and a place to escape from the
sometimes harsh realities of life.





Pretty little touches.





A place to keep the girly girl in each of us alive.
Yes, I am all about revisiting the dressing table idea.
It's my newest favorite thing!

Happily Joining ~

Pink Saturday
A Favorite Thing

No worries Bentley ~ you will always be welcome in
my dressing room and I there will be a photo or two of
you in a silver frame.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley











25 comments:

  1. All such lovely vintage dressing tables and decor ! Oh the fun your going to have ! I am looking forward to it to through your awesome blog and photos ! Thanks for sharing . Miggs say's a doggie hello to Bentley ! Have a good day !

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  2. Susan - What a lovely project to start on. I love the vanities with the skirt but they are not practical when you have drawers for storage!!

    I know you are going to have a lot of fun projects to share. Can't wait!

    And Bentley certainly deserves a place of honor on that vanity!

    Judy

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  3. So much to look forward to...

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  4. I had one too growing up and loved it. You will have such fun tweaking it for your personality. Looking forward to seeing what you do. Hugs, Deb

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  5. I love your ideas for your new dressing table! I know it will be just as sweet as can be! Can't wait to see what you do. I love all your ideas - very inspirational. I really like the idea of the photo of Bentley, too. I have my favorite kitty in a frame. We do love your fur babies, don't we? xx

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  6. Oh I am so very jealous! I love Vanities. Friend of mine bought me a bean shaped one 2 years ago and it has a nice mirror glass on top. I put it in the basement trying to think of how to bring it back to life. I will have to search for the perfect fabric and bring it to get fitted at a decorating place. I am going to follow you on your Vanity transformation. So looking forward to you giving her life. Happy Pink Saturday Mother's Day. Grace

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  7. I just realized that I have never really had an official dressing table! I feel so deprived!! I have an area in the master bathroom, which serves as one and has a bench. However, I have never had the "table". Wow - cannot wait to see what you do with your space!!

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  8. You have great ideas and dreams. Take them and make them.

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  9. I had a dressing table when I was young too....it was dotted Swiss on a butter yellow background. My mother did a lovely job putting it together and I so enjoyed it. Until I became a teenager and then the room became very 'hip' of course. I'll look forward to seeing how you make your dressing area perfectly YOU!

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  10. Two of my cousins had real dressing tables growing up and I always wanted one, of course, but it never happened. I enjoyed hearing your plans for the one in your bath and I can't wait to see the transformation! Linda

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  11. Such pretty dressing tables - I so love the last one, and look at the soft pink dressing gown.......I want to wrap myself in it right now and head to my bed, tired and ready for a good night's rest!

    Happy weekend dear.
    Mary

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  12. I love having a dressing table. They can be so pretty; and a dressing table is very practical, too, especially in a home with only one bathroom.

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  13. I love dressing tables too. I was thinking a chandelier would look good at the ceiling in your bathroom? I enjoyed seeing all the pictures.

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  14. What a pretty space you'll be making for yourself! I just know I'd feel pretty getting ready at such a lovely table.

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  15. I had a dressing table when I was a child, but unfortunately, haven't had one since - no room! You'll have such fun making that space your own. Congratulations on your upcoming move, Susan. I read about it earlier in the week, but didn't have time to comment. Big changes coming your way!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.

    xo
    Claudia

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  16. it will be fun to see what you do in the end ! :) I never had such a table but I do remember a close girlfriend in high school did, and we spent much time there working on our makeup and hair...

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  17. What a fun project. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Good Luck...

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  18. I think dressing tables are so lovely. I had one when young, but no room for one now. I can't wait to see our makeover!

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  19. Hi Susan,

    Having a dressing table like the ones you've chosen for inspiration is feminine and fun! I didn't have one growing up, but I managed to make some space in my bedroom now. It's a walnut secretaire that does double duty as a dressing table. My daughter painted a new, iron garden chair creamy white, and voila! You're moving?! I'm off to read all about it - how exciting!

    Poppy

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  20. I've always love dressing tables and have always wanted one too! I can't wait to see your new home! I hope you give us a tour when it's ready!

    Mary

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  21. Dressing tables = amazing! I have always wanted one. Maybe one day soon :D These are all so beautiful! I also found you on How Sweet The Sound Linky party. I hope you can come visit me :D

    Teresa @ Freebies 4 My Family!
    Http://freebies4myfamily.blogspot.com

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  22. Dressing tables are so fun and they can be elaborate or simple. I love looking at them also.A peek into an intimate world.

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  23. Hi Susan. That's a fantastic Idea. I keep forgetting what a huge base of information Pinterest is. Love the romantic little dressing tables. Hope you get yours soon. :)

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