Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Dressing Room and Giveaway






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...'


It's happened!


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 still need a carpet and a few more finishing touches, but I'm very pleased to have my own dressing room. I wonder how long it will be before it's invaded and taken over by my daughter?

GIVEAWAY

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.

However, I'm now able to tell you that the winner of my giveaway is:

BELLABOO

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.

Blessings,

Andi

xx








26 comments:

  1. Congrats, Bellaboo! LOVE your dressing room - brilliant, very envious - looks like an exclusive boutique!! You're very organised (apart from the red hat / purple top combo obviously! - actually that looks good too!)

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  2. What a fabulous transformation! Great to have a proper dressing room. I love the dressing table set you got in the charity shop, what a bargain. It is sooooooooooo pretty.

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  3. Candlesticks as hat stands - great idea. I have a hat I wear for weddings and never know how to store it - now I do!

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  4. I love that hat-the tweedy looking one.
    And the dressing room looks great!
    and love the candlestick idea.
    hugs,
    gail

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  5. The dressing room looks great. How nice to have your very own space. Congrats to Bellaboo!!
    Annette

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  6. The dressing table is so beautiful Andi :)

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  7. Oh that clashing outfit is standard Glastonbury wear m'dear :-D
    Nice to meet another hat-gal, I do like hats.
    You must be chuffed with your dressing room, of course I am very envious as my wardrobe consists of half a dozen cardboard boxes at present, resulting in many "Oh that'll do" outfit choices LOL
    Lovely post Andi!

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  8. Sorry to hear you have had some bad news. {{hugs}}

    I love your dressing room, how lucky you are! I am the first up here as well and have to get dressed in the dark, or make sure I have prepared my clothes the night before (ha!) to take into the bathroom.

    Wonderful dressing table and delightful set. What a brilliant idea to use candlesticks for hat stands! I see you like hats as well!

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  9. Congrats, Bellaboo on the giveaway!

    Love the dressing room- I get dressed in the dark and believe me, there's FAR worse combos than purple dress/red hat!

    Actually, someone told me the other day that we show our age by being co-ordinated, and that mismatch is much more fashionable.

    I'm sorry to hear of your bad news

    with love x

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  10. How lovely to have your own dressing room - it looks beautiful!

    As for the red hat/purple dress...it happens to us all it seems!

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  11. the bit about the hat made me chuckle and your dressing room looks fantastic! I love everything about it. It's so stylish yet functional. Just my kind of dressing room x

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  12. I'm so thrilled to have won Andi..am keeping watch for the postman!
    I love your dressing room,you've done a great job.It must be lovely to be able to find everything easily now.Sorry to hear about the bad news.
    Will let you know when the parcel has arrived!

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  13. Wonderful dressing room. FAbulous idea about the candle sticks used to display your hats.

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  14. Love that dressing table set!
    Thanks for being a good sport on my blog..loved your comment!!
    Have fun;-)x

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  15. Love this dressing room...oh how I long for a room like this...my closet is as big as a small broom closet!! And the repurposed candlestands.. genius..thank you for sharing!

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  16. I LOVE your bedroom/dressing room! This is awesome! What a change, and I love how you have displayed the hats. Yes, add a curtain to hide the boots... I thought of that saying before you wrote it: 'when I am an old woman...' The dressing table is fantastic... not sure how much you paid in U.S. monies, though. Overall, what a wonderful job was done on the construction. Your husband did it, correct?

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  17. Oh, and BTW... love the blog header... sweet angels.

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  18. I love your dressing room. I especially love the vanity set. What a great find and so beautiful!

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  19. Andi-I am sorry you got bad news and hope things are better. Your dressing room is a dream! How wonderful and what a transformation! The red hat and purple dress gave me a good laugh. I am sure it will happen to me since I have said I would NEVER do it...you know how that seems to work out :) Thanks for the congrats on thep upcoming marriages!

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  20. Sorry about your bad news and hope life gets better soon.

    I love the idea of the candlesticks to hold your hats and I really love the vanity set, what a fantastic find.
    Have a lovely Christmas.
    xx

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  21. What a great dressing room -- I have a dressing table alcove but alas, no dressing room although I yearn for one but there is no space! Enjoy yours I'm green!

    And what a great idea for the candlesticks to hold hats!!! How clever and for pennies, I'm sure!

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  22. Fabulous room, and I love the way your dressing table is nestled in the corner, all snug with its' fairy lights on! Gorgeous green table set - ten pounds? Wow, what a steal!

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  23. I have just found you today! I think this is my kind of place, and I will be back!

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  24. How swish are you, with your dressing room??? :O)))) It looks absolutely beautiful. Love the idea of using candle sticks to display hats. Happy Christmas!

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  25. You're so lucky to have a dressing room, and I absolutely love that dressing table!

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