2.09.2012

a dream and my inspiration

Dreaming of my dressing room lately.  I really want to get working on it again.  I have been creating a Pinterest board for inspiration of the things I have been dreaming of putting in there.  Luckily I think I have most of the things to pull this off.

I haven't gone too crazy since I think I really know where I want to go with the room but here is what I have posted so far:



Simple vanity stool and a braided rug


I believe I have a vanity stool around the house somewhere that just needs a little pick-me-up. Little cleaning and a reupholstered seat will go a long way. The braided rug will probably be the hardest for me. Hopefully I can find one that I like and is within a price I'm willing to pay.


Closet shelving and 1920's Pin-up photos


The closet shelving will likely be the most expensive thing we will have to install. I want to get something nice but don't want to spend thousands of dollars.  Hopefully we can find what we need in a decent price range.  I also love 1920's or earlier pin-up photos.  Put them in some vintage frames and hang randomly around the room. {swoon}


Vintage inspired wallpaper and Art Deco vanity


This is pretty easy.. I've seen some really beautiful vintage inspired wallpaper at Lowe's or Home Depot so that is easily done and not too expensive.  I only plan on wallpapering the one wall where there won't be any closet shelving.  As for the art deco vanity.. Check!  Eric's mom gave me a beautiful vanity when we moved into our house and it has been patiently sitting downstairs waiting for a room to move into and be used.  (can't wait!!)


Door knobs as functional art and a beautiful chandelier

Well.. Check & Check!   I have been slowly collecting old door knobs that I like over the years.  I don't have very many but that is okay. This is something that I can add as I find ones I like.  I want to use them to hang scarves, necklaces or pieces of art from in the room.  Also I came across an old chandelier similar to the one in the picture, but a little more simple, in the basement when we moved in. It just needs a good cleaning and possibly some rewiring. I'm also super excited to bring that chandelier back to life and give it a new home in the dressing room.

Hopefully I can pull this off and it doesn't look awkward when put together.
Now if only I could get Eric to install the rest of the insulation and get working on some new windows and drywall!!  (hint, HINT!)