The day has come! I have finally gotten time to edit photos of my new “dressing room”. I know I have been talking about it since the middle of summer. However, with school starting back up, work, and being busy with family stuff on the weekends I have not been able to do any editing. Not to mention I felt like it wasn’t “perfect” or the lighting wasn’t “right” but I decided I just needed to get over it and post the transformation.
If you remember this room has gone through many different stages. It was the junk room, then I turned it into my office/closet/craft room then into a office/closet and most recently I just turned the entire dang room into my own little dressing room except for the actual closet which has my hidden treasures tucked away and a small desk.
Here’s the room when I had turned it into the closet/craft/office room and as much as I loved it I soon realized after starting up work again that my crafts took a back seat and the little closet shoved full of all my clothes and my dresser was not working, in fact it was getting super frustrating to find anything to wear in the mornings so I decided to put all my crafts out in my soon to be “she shed” and turn this unused room into a dressing room.
The dressing room was not as exciting the first time I planned it. We just put up one wall of shelving and hanging racks and I through the clothes from my closet up but by summer I was on summer vacation because I work at a school and I was itching for a project. As I started cleaning out basement closets and realizing I still had all of my colder weather clothes in tubs and switching them out sounded really annoying not to mention when you leave in a place like Wyoming the weather could literally change from 80 degrees one day to a full fledged blizzard the next so tucking away all my clothes for each season wasn’t really doing me any good. So that, mixed with my boredom, mixed with my love for clothes I decided I was going to add more storage to this room and make It pretty, the beige was not doing it for me.
As you can see it wasn’t bad but I needed some color and I needed my dresser out of my closet because at this point it was stuffed full from top to bottom with junk.
After some brainstorming I decided on a much needed change, using things I already had and buying a few décor items at discount stores to spruce up my bland dressing room.
I was tired of my clothes falling off of my hangers so I have been collecting the velvet and metal hangers to put my clothes on. They are fantastic and you can buy them in a bundle of 25 for $12 at TJ Maxx and they have all kinds of colors. I took apart my cheap bookcases that were falling apart anyway and used the two top halves to put as shoe shelving underneath my clothes that are hanging. I added some of those folding boxes in teal to put my bulks of tennis shoes, flats, and flip flops in which works well for me and it hides them nicely.
The stool I have had for a few years now that I purchased at Ross. It was hanging out in my shed and I decided it would work perfectly in my dressing room. I threw a vintage cloth over it I got about 10 years ago at an antique store. I needed a chair for my room and as much as I love the look of parsons chairs they just aren’t comfortable. As I was browsing Target I came across this on their clearance rack. It’s round and cozy and it matched my color scheme and it was only 15 dollars. I also found that bohemian like pillow the same day for 7 bucks.
I took the closet doors off and added some pretty boho inspired curtains I found at TJ Maxx. I put my small desk in there and a few random bookcases I had laying around to store my books on. I just added the puff balls for some quirky fun.
This is a glance of the inside of my closet. I found that chair at the GoodWill I did eventually paint the chair white and changed the metal thing to a photo. I decided to use my actual “closet” as a place to store some of my trinkets, books, magazines, and important paperwork.
The right side of my room was once 2 long bookcases that I had cleaned out and stored jeans in. However, because I have a love for leather jackets and jackets in general not to mention scarves I wanted somewhere I can hang them instead of in a tub in my basement storage. My door to my room since a few feet away from this wall as well as the door to my bathroom so I couldn’t go to long with the closet storage. However, this little space worked out just fine. I added a small shelf behind the scarves that stores my taller boots and a basket full of knitted scarves. The door still needs to be changed for a newer one but we have so many projects going in our house that the doors will happen eventually until then I just slapped on a cute little bohemian inspired doodle and painted the door knob. I couldn’t let this room go without a touch of paint. The little basket was moved around a few times in this room when taking the photos, so no…you aren’t seeing things.
This dresser my mom gave me and it’s a great dresser but it was a really dark cherry wood and very beat up, so I decided to paint it and give it a bohemian vibe. I white washed it with a white paint a few times and sanded it. I then painted the knobs with a teal paint and sanded them down for a rustic look.
Well I’m hoping to get a video up of this room tour real soon, so I can go into more explanation about what I did.
Until next time….
Peace and Love Always,