Monday, September 12, 2011

In My Room

This post is going to be very picture heavy. I just can't help myself. Our house is coming along. We still need to buy a chair for the living room, and a pub table for the dining area. Today I have to put my books away in a bookcase from IKEA Nathan spent hours putting together for me.

But one room is just a little more exciting to me than all the other rooms combined. My dressing room. When you walk in, the first thing you see is a distressed black bookcase with shoes and bags.





The creepy face artwork is something I've saved for years. Nathan and I have long since used magazines as wrapping paper and the face is a collage he made as wrapping paper years ago that I framed.



Next to the bookshelf is a rolling rack.* This rolling rack has band tees and silk tank tops. I use the ends of the rolling racks to hang bags, and there is also a wire shelving system nestled in the rack for more bags.


Then I have a dresser, and another rolling rack (dresses, skirts and pants) and a waterfall. The dresser has jeans, shorts and casual wear like PJs and sweatpants.





(That little glass jar is where I collect all my tags from Buffalo Exchange)





Around the corner is another tiny dresser. I got this dresser, which I use for lingerie, as well as my vanity and stool from Craigslist. It took weeks of searching before the right pieces showed up, but I got them for a steal and saved hundreds of dollars over buying them new. Plus they are JUST what I wanted, even down to the soft cream color.






I've got my earrings and rings on display as well as this ceramic cupcake from Valentines Day a couple years ago and some adorable kittens friends brought me back from a road trip several years ago.





The vanity holds all my cosmetics in those drawers, which are bigger than they look.



I paid 2 bucks for that at a thrift store. I'd have paid 20. It's so adorable and so ridiculous.



My favorite style books, a Hello Kitty from Alannah, and an adorable little deer made for me by a friend. The deer is one of my most prized possessions.

Next to the vanity is a rack of jackets. I know I can only wear them a few months a year, and I don't need as many as I have, but I can't help myself. I love them. And this is not even all of them, some of them are in the cedar closet in the other room.



This lamp makes everything faintly pink. I love that.



There are shoes all along the floor in addition to the bookshelf...







So that's it! It's the nicest, most amazing thing ever. And it's perfect. The only thing I need to do now is to hang some blackout curtains in the windows, and find a place for a couple more pictures from my Grandmothers house (laying there on that blue dresser, which my sister gave me. My room is full of family and friends) and find the right mirror. I'm pretty sure I've found it, it is full length and it swivels on it's stand to get the best angle every time.




What do you think?

*I got the rolling racks from the Container Store and they are SUPER sturdy and affordable.

27 comments:

Ronise said...

i love your room!

The Suburb Experiment said...

It's so pretty! It looks like such a cool space to get ready.

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Jess said...

It looks fantastic! I love that you get a little room of your very own (and I'm jealous too!). The rug is especially fantastic and I kinda want to steal it.

woreout said...

Yay for having and creating a space all your own. It's clear that you poured your heart into this project because it turned out perfectly you! You've got organization down to a science and all the pieces work together. I'm so jealous I can't even get over it!

Raegan Alicia Branch said...

I am soooo jealous and now I want one myself!

Vanessa said...

Dreamy! I wish I could dedicate a room to my clothing and accessories.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Beautiful, Erin. it looks like so much fun. Hope you will visit my site to see my pictures from Fashion Night Out in San Antonio...I had do many pics that I am covering it in three posts!!

Piper Alexander said...

I'm So jealous! This room is the shiznit.

maggeygrace said...

WOW! you have an entire dressing room!?!? That's insane. I need to tell Niklaas to get this going for me ;)

BiblioMOMia said...

Jealous doesn't even begin......

It's just PERFECT. Down to the carpet and the details and the furniture. What a lovely space to be yourself!

Tootsweet said...

Totally awesome.

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Erin, you are so lucky to have a room like this and it is so organized! I envy you and I am so happy for you! It is just amazing.

Between Laundry Days said...

JEALOUS.

Chalkdust and Boots said...

Words don't explain how badly I want this. This whole thing.

Elissa said...

I'll be right over.

I really love your organizational skills, and now I want waterfall fixtures all over my house too. Awesome job. Deeply, deeply, insanely jealous.

kori said...

Amazing space! If it were my dressing room, it's probably the place I'd be most of the time. :) So fun.

Miss Kat said...

Wow I love this and am so inspired!! I have a spare room as a dressing room now but it is horribly unorganised. Time for a clear out and a revamp!

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Absolutely incredible. I have total wardrobe (room!!) envy.

EverydayMomStyle said...

This looks like a cute little boutique~ you've done a lovely job organizing everything in such an artistic and creative way.

http://everydaymomstyle.wordpress.com

FutureLint said...

I am insanely jealous! It's so cute and organized! I can't complain because I have 5 closets, but still... I want a whole room!

lunaday said...

That looks like a shop!! It´s amazing that you have an spare room that can be your closet. Love to see the rest of the house when ready.

http://lunaday.wordpress.com/

wardrobeexperience said...

your dressing room is just awesome. so beautiful and well organized.

http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

kelseywilliams said...

that is such a DREAM closet! well done!

Haute Muslimah said...

um. may i please live in there?

Suzanne said...

It's so adorable! And I'm SO jealous! :) Great job!

Jessica L. said...

Um, I so love it! Wish i could have a like this...although the one in our master bedroom is my closet only....-Jessica

http://thirtyandgirly.blogspot.com/

Keely said...

I love this room! That rug is so fabulous! I set up my dressing room this past summer as well, it's my favorite room in the house.