Do you want to know what my most favorite room in the house is? It’s right here. My dressing room. As a performer, when we walked through this house, I was sold on it as soon as I saw this space. I love having an area where I can get ready, think about my upcoming day and prepare. It helps so much to have my makeup, nail polishes, hair products and all that jazz kept (sometimes tidy) within reach. It’s also nice that Husband can get ready separately and keep his items organized in his own way.
This room was originally blue but I’ve kept or salvaged as I like to call, the vanity and countertop. We did take my faucet out because it was leaking and I’ll replace it once I decide a cohesive look for the other bathrooms too. I think I want all the faucets to match but that’s for another day, another project.
I took down the mirror and painted a nice cream color as a base. On top I used a glitter paint by Martha Stewart so the whole wall sparkles!
One of the most simple and inexpensive things to do for a cute change is update knobs. I found these cute floral knobs and really loved the texture of them. I think they really stand out!
Then I worked on my wall collage. It is a vanity area after all, so I do have photos of myself putting on my makeup for my wedding and of pictures that mean a lot to me such as my mom in her Navy uniform when she was in her early 20’s and a costume hanger from one of my old shows. This wall helps build my confidence for the day whether it be a job interview, running errands or just playing at home with the family.
I originally arranged these photos using velcro on the backs and wall. It did not work. They fell all the time with the velcro idea. Better just to use screws.
This glass box was given to me as a gift from Washington State University. Adding small details that mean something to you is what creates charm and originality in your home. I love getting to know someone a little better by the objects the keep or collect. Everything tells your own story. Mine holds cotton balls! 🙂
So I ended up replacing the mirror. I prefer ones with borders and I really took to this one with the shell looking mosaic. I just have it leaning against the wall, which I think it a nice look.
Above the mirror are two corner shelves which were here originally. I have a couple decor pieces up there…one being my dried wedding bouquet. The middle garland are random book pages all bound together. I used that as decor at my wedding reception.
The opposite side of the vanity is a closet. Having mirrors all around really help when doing hair!
This is a wine holder that I recruited to hold my hot hair tools. I keep it under the sink and it works really well!
The stool was a fun project to complete. It needed a lot of TLC as I found it at a antique shop. I first took off the seat, recovered it, glued fringe around the edge and stapled the seat back onto the metal after I spray painted gold on the legs and seat back.
After I completed the stool, I went to an antique store and found these three vintage light switch covers! Aren’t they precious? They look adorable in the space!
What I love most is that my daughter always comes to find me when I’m getting ready. Here she is pretending to be a big girl!