Sunday, 29 May 2016

Interiors: Dressing Table

So this was the one item of furniture that was missing from our bedroom when I did our bedroom transformation post (here) because I hadn't got one yet! So I thought I'd do a quick little update about the dressing table I bought and what I have on it!


I would have loved a big dressing table, but the space it needed to fit into is really quite narrow so I was looking for something compact and neat. We actually found mine at the second hand shop at the tip (glamorous to the end) for £15.


Before





I actually loved how it looked before and loved the colour of the wood, but being a stereotypical blogger I really wanted a white dressing table, plus it would have looked out of place in our bedroom when the rest of our furniture is white! It also had a brown leather top which I wasn't quite sure what to do with!


After







Luckily the brown leather top just peeled off to reveal wood underneath and all I had to do was scrape the glue off. I sanded it down and painted it white before deciding to add the copper detailing to it at the bottom just to make it that little bit different. I also added on the drawer handle, as the original one must have come off. I bought the stool from Ikea (here) which I painted white and my mum made the padded seat out of leftover fabric from our blind. The mirror is from The Range (here), which I think looks much more expensive than it was!




I keep my everyday make up in the little drawer then my pefume, make up brushes and jewellery on the top. The two copper boxes are my favourites and were christmas presents from my mum and grandma - both are from Joy (here and here).

What do you think of my upcycled(ish) dressing table?

Amy x
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  1. This dressing table looks perfect, I love what you have done with it! And I can't believe you did it yourself, I once tried to do something similar and the project kind of failed haha. I also love the decoration you used , the copper boxes are really cute. xx

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    1. Thank you so much! I didn't think it would work out as well as it did haha but I'm so glad I gave it a go as I can do it with other things now too! Xx

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  2. Awww I love your dressing table so much and it looks wonderful in white! You really did a great job with it, now your entire make up corner looks so cosy and stylish, I wish I had a similar place in our apartment! And those copper boxes are perfect, I always fall in love with those kinds of pieces! xx

    Matea
    www.smilesnapsparkle.com

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    1. Ah thank you! I'm obsessed with copper at the moment! I'm so glad I have this little corner! Xx

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  3. painting it white made such a difference! also love the copper jewellery box x

    Becky | BCKY.CO.UK

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    1. Yeah I was apprehensive about doing it in case it looked awful so I'm glad it looks good! Thank you :) xx

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  4. I've always wanted a dressing table & yours is beautiful!
    Nati xx
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    1. Thank you! I've wanted one for so long so super happy I've got one now :) xx

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  5. Gorgeous tables!!

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  6. It came out so well! It's good the leather just peeled off!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I know I don't know what I would have done if it hadn't! Xx

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  7. Wow! What an amazing transformation! Your dressing table looks absolutely gorgeous! I love how you have painted it white and added your own personal touch :) The copper jewellery boxes are so pretty :)

    I hope that you've had a great weekend lovely,

    El xxx

    www.elsfashionfix.co.uk

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    1. Thank you lovely! I'm obsessed with the copper jewellery boxes they're so cute! Xxx

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  8. Wow, you're so clever, I would probably make a total mess if I tried to do this! I love how you've updated it and all the boxes and things on the top!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Aw thank you, I'm glad it didn't turn out a total mess as I was kind of expecting it to! Xx

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  9. Wonderful post, love it! :)
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    1. Thank you :) I'll definitely check out your blog :) x

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  10. Oooh this has made such a sweet dressing table! Wish I could do more up cycling like this <3

    Gisforgingers xx

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    1. Ah thank you so much :) I'm hoping to do some more - the effort is worth it! xx

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  11. Hi! Stumbled upon your blog! I love this post! Your creation is beautiful!!! You inspire me! :)
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    1. Aw thank you that's such a kind thing to say! Xx

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