So quite innocently this morning, rushing out of the house on the school run, I grabbed the first hat available. On arrival home, I realised the hat was red and I was wearing a purple dress...
'When I'm an old woman I shall wear purple with a red hat that doesn't go...'
I also realised it might be time to show you the progress on my dressing room. The picture above was taken there - the full-length mirror will be hung on the door once the door has been painted (next year).
Here's the picture that appeared on my very first post over a year ago. The room was just a (junk) storage room:
This is what it looked like at the beginning of the renovations:
And here it is now:
It's such an advantage not having to get dressed in the dark in the mornings (I am first up - M still sleeping).
The boot storage could do with a curtain across perhaps:
I'm re-purposing charity shop candlesticks as hat stands:
This is my dressing table which is just the right size for the alcove:
The dressing table set I found in a charity shop for £10:
The brooch cushion I embroidered many years ago from a pattern in Una Stubbs' In Stitches, but I'd really like a tailor's dummy:
I had to get quite a small, high hanging chandelier because the loft-hatch is in the dressing room and head space was needed:
I'm sorry I didn't publish the result yesterday as promised. The winning name was pulled from the hat yesterday morning, but before I could post, I had some bad news from a friend and I really didn't have the heart to blog.
Congratulations Bellaboo. Your parcel is winging it's way to you as I write. I hope you receive it before Christmas and that the snow doesn't delay it.
Thanks everyone who entered. I really appreciate the visits you pay me and my little blog.