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Friday, 21 May 2010

Abby's Giveaway- My Dream Dressing Table

Aloha Bloggerinos,

As promised, this is my entry for Abby's other giveaway (she is doing two), which is to describe your dream dressing table.

When I saw this competition the other day, I just knew I had to enter and here is why:

When we bought this house in Summer '09, we were handed a little plastic box full of keys. There were keys to the front and back doors, the windows and the garage BUT, were there any keys to the shed I hear you ask? NO!

A year went by of us never going in the shed or knowing what was in there, until one day I could stand it no longer! I went down to that shed and did something very unladylike and quite thuggish.......I bashed the lock in. To be precise, I bashed the lock in with a stone toad garden ornament that I found in the bushes!! Honestly, I never thought my life would come to the day when I was bashing in my OWN shed with a stone toad but there we are.

I stepped through the broken door to be greeted with spiders, spades and a beautiful wooden dressing table!! The glee!!! All of a sudden I felt a project coming along. I would refurbish this little gem!



Me and my chum Jess hotfooted it down to Wilkos, bought paint, brushes and medium sandpaper (as recommended by Grandad) and we were away!!



With a bit of tarting up, the old (and free I might add) dresser came up a treat! It was missing a draw but using some sturdy card, I created a little shelving area for things like GHD's, magazines and other general bumf. Eventually I plan on making a little curtain to hide it all.





On my dresser I have my mirrored jewellery box (would you like to see what's in it? Let me know because I took photos just in case), a few hair flowers, my current obsession Viva La Juicy perfume and Moisturiser and a crystal bowl full of nail polishes- soooo girlie!






As you can see, I don't have a mirror on it, but that is because we have mirrored wardrobes so there is not need- more space for pretties.


This is a new addition to our room so I'm sure it will change an evolve with the things I put on and in it, but for now, this is it.

I love this soooo much because I think the green really compliments my pink bedroom, it was free (aside from the wilkos bits), it is vintage and when I look at it I feel a real sense of achievement for transforming something so pretty.

Have you ever done a project like this? I have transformed a few more pieces in my home, should I post about them or are you all about the makeup?

Toodlepip!

xx

18 comments:

  1. aaaw, that's so cute. I especially love the pink things on it ;)

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  2. Wow, that's so cute. My bedroom is also pink and green :D

    Where did you get your mirrored box from? i've been searching for one for aaaaaaaages!

    laura x

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  3. Ooo wow, that's lovely! I adore all the colours together, sooo pretty! :) Makes me want to get creative in my room but unfortunately I have a fitted desk. :( xx

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  4. I absolutely love it! It's really special when you make something your own, and it really does look great in your room :) You have inspired me!

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  5. I love it and the colour of it is really pretty too :) xx

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  6. i love it :) you did an amazing job on it :)

    you should definately show us what else you've transformed :)

    xxxx
    Tasha

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  7. very cute :) post pics when you get the little curtain done.

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  8. Ok first of all, you made that dresser look amazing! And secondly, your nail polishes, perfume, and jewelry box make it look even prettier...very girly! I love it!

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  9. Your blog is adorable! x

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  10. Ah that is so so pretty you did a great job i wish i was as talented x

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  11. Oh, I really like what you did, the colors are so nice. Totally worth breaking a lock in lol. You could def interior decorate :)

    makeuponmind.blogspot

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  12. WOW cute and pretty table! i hope u win! hope u can follow my blog as well.! im a happy follower of urs now! thanks

    kim

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  13. WOWZA! I love it!! Your room looks GORGEOUS! Love the wallpaper also, best of luck hope you win xoxo

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  14. Wow, so crafty! Good luck on the giveaway!

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  15. Love this little diy project, what a transformation!

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  16. this is super cute, I'm thinking about redecorating my furniture too, u make it look so easy!
    also had me cracking up about bashing in your shed door with the toad, i remember u mensioned it in your vlog with zoella and it made me chuckle :) xx

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  17. what I wouldn't give for a dressing table like these. love the post!

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  18. So pretty, didn't actually know you painted and re-designed your furniture by yourself :D

    dreamfox50.blogspot.com

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Sprinkleofglitter xxx

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