I live in a very old house and the closets would be laughable to a man but to a woman they are horrific. To remedy this issue I converted the smallest bedroom into a dressing room. We've lived here for ten years and the room has evolved slowly over that time but this past fall I decided to tweak it a bit more or as I like to refer to it, "Dialing Up the Sassy".
Originally I was going to dedicate this post to just the chandelier but then as I was taking the pictures I got a bit carried away by all the things I love about my closet. For starters I have a sign on the door that lets everybody know one of my philosophies of life.
The first thing I see when the door is open is my tacky, over-the-top but had-to-have-it chandelier. Mike made it very evident to the store associate that he thought I had lost my mind and this piece was ugly beyond description. Oh well, it came home with me and that was all that mattered. This was going in my own personal space. In his defense I also thought it was kind of creepy the way it was painted in pinks and country blues but I knew I could remedy that with a healthy dose of color. So I painted it, replaced the shades and added some fringe and crystals. Eventually I would like to find some more unique or colorful crystals but that is the way this room is... always evolving.
Most of our home leans towards the traditional but I like every room to have something unique or unexpected and a lot of those things have a feminine twist to them so I tend to do more of the controversial tchotchkes in my closet and my office ( a future post).
The dressing table was a gift from my mom. She found it at Brambles, a local shop that features a lot of older painted pieces. I tweaked it a bit with some animal print drawer pulls and I'd also like to do a bit more painting on this piece. Another project on an ever growing list. I'm also thinking that the curtains that came with the house need to be the next thing to go. I'm sure there is something more exciting out there than cheap lace.
The chair was another fun find while shopping for something else. It's so retro Hollywood that I fell in love with it. From there it is all about the dress to excess details. Like my leopard print wastebasket - a bucket from Baskin and Robin's Ice Cream covered in gift wrap and embellished with an old belt. Looking at it now I'm sure I have a better belt I could be using.
I am always decorating with shoes ( see December post) and my closet is no exception. I had a shelf so why not display a favorite shoe? The shoe changes frequently but the framed quote is one I like to live by.
My earring frame is another favorite and another gift from Mom. Aren't moms wonderful?
I think so and so I have a picture of my mom and my daughter to complete my dialed up sassy closet with attitude.