Dressing Room Transformation

I’ve had a productive weekend. Firstly I’ve deleted Candy Crush (again) so I haven’t wasted hours on that, and secondly, I’ve transformed my dressing room. That makes us sound really posh. We’re not, we don’t have a west wing or anything like that, I just commandeered the little front bedroom when we moved in and designated it my dressing room.

Our house is an old house, and ventilation isn’t great, and we compounded that a while ago by removing the extractor fan in the bathroom (because it leaked every time it rained and two roofers/builders couldn’t work out how to stop it) so in the colder months we have a condensation problem. As you can see, my wardrobe had no doors because I was going for a walk in wardrobe type of feel, but it meant that the condensation got into my wardrobe and occasionally I’d take an item I hadn’t worn for a while out and it would smell damp. I decided I needed doors so I took myself off to Ikea.

The room instantly looks twice the size because of the mirrors. It also means you shock yourself as you enter the room!

Obviously it’s completely impossible to leave Ikea with only what you went to buy so the room got a bit more of a transformation than I was planning!

This ……

….. became this.

It was all looking so much better and I decided I needed a change of window dressing and light fitting so I perused B&Q’s website and chose new fittings. I fell in love with a chandelier. I wasn’t sure if the new mirror doors would bash it, but I bought it anyway.

So, here’s the chandelier in our living room! It was too long but it looks better in the living room anyway. I put the one from the living room in my dressing room and I’m happy with how it looks.

I was quite sad to take the old curtains down because they were made by my own fair hand and I love the fabric, but they were starting to look a little shabby and they really didn’t keep any light out because I didn’t line them.

I’ve kept the fabric and I’m sure I’ll find a use for it at some point in the future.

Putting the new blind up was a little tricky, and I’ve already warned hubby to be really careful if he needs to open or close it. An old house means old plaster and bricks, and when you drill you can never be quite sure how it’s going to turn out! Three out of four of the rawl plugs are pretty secure, but the fourth is a bit dodgy and could easily come out. Luckily it’s not on the side with the drawstring so hopefully it’ll hold (at least until I can ask a certain DIY talented Dad if he thinks it will need looking at). Anyway, here it is.

I’m really pleased with the improvement.

It’s difficult to get a picture of the whole room because it’s so small, and practically impossible to avoid snapping myself in the mirror doors, but here’s my best attempt.

A successful weekend’s work I think!

I’m going to finish with a picture of a new acquisition. My uncle gave me Next vouchers for my birthday so I decided to pop out and see if there was anything I could get. I got a few bits and bobs, but my favourite was this bowl which I’m using as a fruit bowl.

I love it and it looks great on our white worktop. As you can see from this picture, as well as the last few of my dressing room, I like stars. I’m always drawn to them.

Well, early start tomorrow so I’ll finish here. Hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my transformation.

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