Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Start of a Vanity

Remember how I showed you guys half of my bedroom a while back? Well, I'm ready to show half of the other half. Why can't I show you the whole half, you ask? Because that's where all of the things I don't know what to do with are hiding. Like, my turtle I made out of plaster and a basket for one of my art classes years ago. Seriously, what on earth am I supposed to do with that! I just don't have the heart to throw Frank away (yeah, I seriously named him!).
Anyway, I'll get to the other half of the half someday, but for now, I'll just have to settle with showing you the half of the half where my 'vanity' resides. I still need to add a few things, but this is my start.

On the left side of the desk is my candlestick pedestal. I just picked out some of my beachy colored jewelery that I could display for some added color. I also threw in some pink, which I so was not planning on adding to the mix of colors for my room, but it sorta made it's why in with my curtains (which have pink roses on them, which has absolutely nothing to do with the beach). But I guess that's why I claim to have an eclectic style.

Right next door to the candlestick pedestal is this candle. Well, the candle is inside of this container, but you know what I mean. Isn't it purdy?

On the other side is this mirror my mom bought for me when we went to Mexico years ago. It cost $25. About a year after our trip, I was browsing a little gift shop in California and came across the same exact mirror. It cost $125. Moral of the story: things are much cheaper in Mexico!

 The desk itself was something my dad bought years ago at a garage sale for only $25 bucks. I've always loved it, so my dad let me take it with me to NJ.
Look at the awesome handles! Love!!

And of course no beachy room is complete without a staged beach bag brimming with sandals and a beach towel. But considering there is snow on the beaches here, that bag will be sitting there for quite a while.

I also have a silver tray front and center on the desk. Not sure if it will stay since it's a little stuffy for the casual beachy look I'm goin' for, but I needed something to fill up the space for my lil' photo shoot.
The little bench is the vanity bench I made a while back and the little drawer sitting on top of it was a $5 find I got a while back.

I definitely am going to add some more beachy stuff to this area, so stay tuned. And maybe one of these days I'll be able to show you the other half of the half.

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Cheryl said...

love your vanity and you have some wonderful things there with wonderful texture and interest.
LOL about naming the turtle. Too cute. I am sentimental gal too. so understand where you are coming from there.

Brandi said...

I love how you dressed your vanity up! your mirror is gorgeous!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I l-o-v-e the distressed drawer. That's my favorite part. Really like all the soft colors you used. My bedroom which I am redecorating or those colors with pink roses. Even though mine is a shabby chic style, I've been adding sea shells. I think those colors just call for that style. I'm sure your room will be great when you get done.

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

LOVE this!

Jenny said...

I'm your newest follower :) I figured after leaving four comments in a row, I better start following!

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