After much destruction, sanding, priming, painting, sweating, and crying (it wouldn’t be a true remodel without tears, you know), I FINALLY finished my dressing room. What used to be a boring, drab, walk-in closet with built-in shelving everywhere is now a legit room. And it’s very, very pink. But it had to be because my fur-baby was my inspiration.
Just to remind you, this is what my closet looked like before:
Not cute. And that $5 light fixture really had to go. I definitely spent 2 hours holding my new chandelier above my head with one arm and trying to attach the wires with the other, cursing at the world the entire time. (Do not try this at home.) I may or may not have imagined myself as a contestant on Survivor, standing on a post in the middle of a raging river, holding a log above my head. (I totally won immunity in my daydreams, by the way.) But eventually I managed to get everything installed and I was able to move on to the finishing touches.
So with black, white, and pink in mind, I morphed my boring closet into THIS:
Now I don’t know about you but I really think that chandelier was worth the trouble.
To complete the look I added vintage-inspired doorknob pegs to hang my big necklaces on, a vintage Samsonite train case for the rest of my baubles, an antique brass tray, and some personal photos and various pretties.
On the other side of the room I added a vintage original oil painting I picked up on eBay, an old chair I had reupholstered in a fabulous floral suzani fabric, a black and white ikat rug, and my favorite Maggie made the custom polka dot drapes.
Across from the window I leaned a mirror from IKEA and added two more doorknobs so I could hang clothes while dressing.
Now this space is my little feminine sanctuary. Twinkie definitely approves!
Paint: Benjamin Moore “Crushed Berries”
Chandelier: Gallery 74
Art Print: Art.com
Knob Hooks: Urban Outfitters
Chair: Vintage (Craigslist)
Painting: Vintage (eBay)