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« on: August 26, 2012 02:09:29 PM »

Since I have lived in my home I have struggled with this dining room..I envisioned gatherings with great food and lots of friends.  I have enjoyed some great gatherings...but never in the dining room.  Its been painted and repainted again and again but my satisfaction with it never seemed to last.  It always ended up as a catch all for all my stuff and it was never useful.  I hate wasted space (who doesn't!) so it has been bothering me for years now!  Two and half years ago I sort of put it in the back of my mind...I decided to get into shape and as of a month ago I reach a major major goal so I decided to do something awesome for myself.  I collect vintage...vintage everything...but I don't feel like I am respectful to my collection.  I forget about my bags and scarves because they are crammed in drawers, my jewelry gathers dust in bowls on my dresser...clothing that fits (I have a huge collection and its been a blast going through it at different stages to see what fits as I progressed) is mixed up with stuff that doesn't or stuff that should be sold or passed on to friends or donated.  I joke about being a hoarder, I really was starting to feel like one...I mean what pleasure am I getting from a stunning faux leopard bag if its in my scary basement at the bottom of a trash bag?!?  So up and out..I finally decided to turn my spare bedroom come dining room into a delightfully over the top dressing room.  I kept a very tight budget spending about 160$ for paint and wood and I shopped myself.  I cleaned out my garage, my 1/2 story, my basement and found cool items that I had forgotten about, projects started and elft to gather dust.  It feels great finally see all of my stuff and I have so much left over I've decided to have an awesome huge Vintage Yard Sale to pay for the other part of my gift to myself, a vacation to NY NY! 

SO this is my dining room before....when I first purchased my home...its pretty scary

SO I redid it and I was really happy with it.  That is until it started gathering dust and vintage clothing begain to accumulate on the table...here is the first after...

So I decided maybe a change was in order so I repainted for the 6th time and came up with this...

I really loved the color and the drapes but in the ended I still wasn't using it as a dining room.  So here is my final final make over of my dining room...

I made the shelves and clothing racks and everything else refound through out my home.

I have used this room every morning since completing it and it stays pretty spotless...If I keep a room consistantly clean I know I really love the way it looks!  Thanks for reading and looking. 

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012 02:34:38 PM »

It is a lovely room to show all your beautiful stuff. Congratulation on your work, and on giving yourself such a lovely gift.

« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012 04:05:37 PM »

I think that you'll be the envy of every woman and little girl who ever wanted a walk in closet. Wink Well done! And I LOOOOVVEEE the pink color!
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012 04:40:36 PM »

I love it when people make the space they have into what they need and want, not what it is "suppose" to be...the fact that you are using the room and love it, says a lot...what a nice room to see everyday--surrounded by what you love and use...


« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012 06:31:29 PM »

I'm witnessing a real live feng shui diva here!  I very inspiring to see something so bland turning into something so bright and creative!  I hope to see more of this fabulousness!   
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2012 04:12:08 AM »

wow, I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2012 08:49:40 AM »

Love it, what did you use for displaying your Brooches? I'm always struggling with where to put mine. I would never come out of this room if it was mine, it looks like a funky boutique, you're just missing a 60's style mannequin with the painted faces and the sleek Black Bob  Grin

« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2012 04:31:01 PM »

Love it, what did you use for displaying your Brooches? I'm always struggling with where to put mine. I would never come out of this room if it was mine, it looks like a funky boutique, you're just missing a 60's style mannequin with the painted faces and the sleek Black Bob  Grin

Thanks so much, I used embroidery rings painted with sturdy fabric!

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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2012 08:34:06 PM »

Do you have a tutorial for the clothes rack? I'm thinking about making some.

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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2012 07:58:38 AM »

I love it!! Great Idea! We have the same problem with our "dining room" which we don't ever use and it accumulates a lot of crap. I wonder if the hubby will let me make it into a dressing room? Ha ha!
I really love what you did Smiley
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