Whether working on a small corner of a room or an entire room, there are four key elements i use when decorating. These four key elements are: old, new, feminine and rustic. All of these elements are either displayed on or surrounding my vanity.
When combing these four elements, i think it's the perfect balance of opposites--and these opposites attract! it creates the most beautiful space.
i have put together a list of the items in each category for you.
Some of these items may fit into more than one category.
Old: A European mirror, galvanized bucket, industrial stool, two glass lamps and a French book and clock
New: a fresh coat of paint, burlap lampshades and mercury glass knobs
Feminine: roses, a scarf, European mirror and rhinestones around the French clock
Rustic: a stack of wicker baskets and burlap lampshades
This is a lovely place to just sit and put on make-up. In addition to that, it's now the place where my girls climb up and play and spin around on--until its time for me to do their hair. Someday, that stool is going to stop spinning... and just because of that, i might let them spin a couple more times. : )
Here is a picture of my vanity before i painted it grey. i loved it white too! The overall vision of my bedroom make-over called for the new coat of grey. Hopefully i'll be able to reveal that soon!
i also took off the round mirror and replaced it with an antique european hanging mirror.
i will recycle the old mirror and have it cut to fit a frame i already have.
Fiesta is upon us here in Santa Barbara.
It's old tradition my family has been participating in since I was a kid.
Have a great weekend!
until next time,