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


  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 !

  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!


  3. So much to look forward to...

  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

  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

  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

  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!!

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

  9. I had a dressing table when I was young 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!

  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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.


  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...

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

  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!

  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!


  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!


  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!

  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.

  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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