Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dressing Table

I suck as far as before shots are concerned these days, huh?
This lovely dressing table (which wasn't so lovely at the time) came home with me weeks ago and has been sitting pretty, waiting patiently for me to even take an after shot. It feels good to check it off my list and give her the attention she deserves!
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My chairs have temporarily gone back downstairs so she can greet us when we walk in the door.
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But I think I like her better without!
This is a really cheap and easy way to re-arrange art, all I did was attach a piece of knotted twine to the back with duct tape (yes, I am fully aware my obsession with twine is borderline scary). And voila! Now I can alternate any of my art in here. I am even debating installing a wall of hooks in my office for this reason alone. But I can't seem to shake the thought that it would just look weird in there.
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Now, if you happen to have any warm thougths floating around your brain today feel free to send them our way! We are off to take our boat out at the lake and while Wren and I will be nice and toasty the poor boys will most likely get both cold and wet out there~

31 comments:

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

Oh Holly! She is pretty! I love it...I want one!

Kathy said...

Beautiful job Holly. I love the detail on that desk and the mirror, you have such a good eye for spotting those.

Diamondinthethrift said...

She's gorgeous Holly!! I agree..I prefer her without the mirror in the laundry room :) The hooks work perfect for rotating art too!

Kim's Treasures said...

I love it all! I really love the hooks going around the room and your choice of paint colors!

Anji Johnston said...

I want one too! And twine, lots and lots of twine. What a great idea for picture hanging - I am going to steal it if that is okay? Don't know where I will use it as my house is the size of a baby shoe but.... Thank yo for the inspiration Holly - you rock!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

You could always use some small knobs in your office, which would still hold up twine, but not be as bulky as hooks.....just a thought.

Kacey said...

Very pretty! It suits that spot. And I love the twine trick!

The Frosted Gardner said...

this fits there perfectly. you find such unique old pieces. love it.

Shannon said...

Your new table looks great and I love the way you hung up the pictures. Now I will be dreaming of ways to make my laundry room look so beautiful!

Pinecone said...

I always love whatever you are working on. Have a fab weekend!

Ashlyn

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*I LOVE how it looks Holly! And especially love how you used those vintage hooks along the wall..so neat!!~*~* Thanks for the inspiration! :)Rachel~*

m e g a n said...

This is so pretty! I love the hooks lining the walls! I'm not sure which way I like better, the mirror is really pretty as well!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

It's perfect there! The hooks are a cool way to add artwork, great idea.
Londen

Colin & Tammy said...

Hi Holly,
I love your style of decorating. Would you share your paint color with me there in your entry way and does it also run into your living room as well? I love the color.

tammycole2@yahoo.com


Thanks Holly!

sherry said...

Looks great, and awesome styling! You take amazing pictures!

Melissa said...

Hey Holly! I read where you said that all of your flowers come from your yard, that's amazing! Did you plant all of them? What types of flowers do you have? love your work!! =)

Rachel @ La Bella Bungalow said...

Love! I've added these photos to my inspiration file for our new laundry room. Love what you did with the panel of hooks!

Rachel
xoxo

kathie said...

I really love both the table & the mirror... the mirror looks so sweet & old, like a perfectly dressed older lady :)

sissie said...

Very pretty. I love the idea for hanging pictures. Ingenious!!

hugs
Sissie

Jen.Jensen said...

That is a stunning piece.

helle - pirettehuset.dk said...

Such pretty sidetable, with or without mirror... think I like it better without though!

Painting looks so charming hanging from a hook!

Helle:))

Rachael said...

Its a beautiful room! I love the furniture. What color/brand did you use on your walls? Thanks!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I normally love mirrors, but you are right. In this case, she looks better without the mirror. Very pretty!

Allison said...

What a beautiful piece with great detail. It looks really nice in the spot you've chosen for it. Clever idea with the hooks and twine for the picture hanging. I am also interested in your wall color. I really like it.

Mom said...

I, also, would love to know the paint color on the walls.

decdiva1 said...

beautiful! that one will be hard to part with! that's the problem with us furniture paintin' gals!

Little Lovables said...

very pretty, love those legs!!

Lillie said...

Holly--- if you get around to this-- is there a certain white you usually use? Or any advice? No stark white, or keep it more pure white?? Anything will help!

lillie_biesinger at yahoo dot com

THANKS!

The Hammy Fammy said...

This just inspired me! Can you tell us what paint color you used for your walls? As for the white stripe...husband says I can do a thin board instead of painting...BOOO! I'm still working on that though...

CW said...

Yes please share the paint color on the wall :)
Beautiful!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

This is soo beautiful. Great job with the details!! Your home is just incredible. Glad to have found a new friend!

xo- M

 
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