Remember how much I talked about creating a dressing area for myself? How I said that I desperately needed a place to put on my makeup and free up some space in the one bathroom we share as a family of five? Here is a little before shot to remind you of what it looked like then:
It wasn’t terrible, but I really wanted a new table and some friends kindly donated this gorgeous table to my cause. This immediately threw me into a bit of a dilemma because I could not decide whether or not to paint it. (Which as you know is an eternal debate for me! But I always love the results!) I decided to give it a coat of this creamy, peach color. This was to be phase one because I wanted to create two looks- one desk area with this color table and then I would paint it black and show how one table could be styled two completely different ways.
My plan had one major flaw. I did not count on falling in love with this pale, feminine palette so much that I would no longer want to paint it. (Has anyone picked up on how I ended up with a can of black paint for my kitchen yet?)
This new look did not cost me a cent, except for the light (which cost under $100) and was a Mother’s Day gift from my husband. I mixed my paint using what I had on hand and went around my home gathering up things that were not being used or simply not being employed to their highest potential. A favorite piece of clothing became art simply by hanging in on the back of a closet. Torn sheets from favorite magazines quickly became art when paired with a favorite print. Glasses and flea market finds now looked amazing with some of my favorite office supplies.
It is an uncomplicated design but by carefully editing what items went on the table, I ended up with something that I absolutely loved… In fact, I loved it so much that I left it for weeks and weeks upon end. My goal of turning it into a dressing area was slipping away because I couldn’t wait to wake up and see this pretty corner again. And isn’t that the way we should feel in our own homes? Well, not to let the cat out of the bag, but I did not keep it just like this, but after deciding that I really did need the mirror here, I changed things up just a bit. I promise to have more on that very soon! But I hope this first look will inspire you to scour your own home and give your accessories the chance to reach their fullest potential!
Get the Look: Art: The Haunted Hollow Tree Candle: Zara Home, Lamp: Paris find, similar: Pottery Barn Teen, Notebook: Rifle Paper Co., Paper stack, Planter, House Pencil Sharpener and Feather Pen: Hay, Glasses: H&M, Candle: Neom, bowl and candle holder: Flea Market, Washi Tape: Pretty Tape Light: Purchased locally, but similar here