In a continuation of last week's post that featured an overview of my newly cleaned and organized dressing room, this week I am showing you the little details. You can take a look at last week's post for more of the layout of the room and for zoomed-out looks at the areas featured.
In today's post, I am zooming in and talking about how I organized, DIY projects, art work, and all that good stuff. I'm going to try to keep links in the captions for each photo in an effort to keep things a bit more streamlined. This is a picture heavy post, just FYI. As always, if I left something out or you have a question, leave a comment or email me any time! Enjoy this closer look at my happy place!
With the addition of the newly painted dresser (DIY Tutorial here), I was afforded the ability to completely reorganize all my storage solutions. This helped me put items in more suitable locations and finally gave me an excuse to clear out items I no longer need or want. I still need to go through all my clothes and shoes, but redoing the room was definitely a start. (And yes, you will definitely be notified before I start selling items. I'll probably use Poshmark when the time comes.)
The bookcase as you walk into the room acts as storage and decor. I wanted it to be a fun, colorful, and sparkly introduction to the room. I've been collecting coordinating frames, trinkets, and knick-knacks for quite some time. The top shelf holds a lot of those items with pictures and various sparkly things. The second shelf does double-duty as decor and storage, displaying my bracelets and some rings on display stands. The rest of the shelving stores my clutches, steamer, assorted ill-fitting bras, and travel cosmetic bags and pouches. I totally have a thing for little, preferably chubby, animals with wings, which is why you will see various piggies with wings all over my house.
Frames: Target and Home Goods / Diamond Paperweights: Michaels /
Krylon Shimmer Metallic in Pink): Wal-Mart / Darice Black Velvet Jewelry Stand (here, here, here), Darice Black Hand Form Display (here, here, here, here): Michaels /
White Pig with Wings: Home Goods / Pink Hippo: Hallmark
Black,White, Pink Decorative Box: Burlington / Pink Fabric Bins (large): Ikea /
Conair Compact Fabric Steamer (similar)
Looking towards the door offers a better look at the entryway decor and organization. A simple shoe holder is home for extra scarves (mostly sequined and winter scarves). Behind the door was also a perfect spot for my nail polish rack.
Hallmark From The Hip collection by Mary Rhyner-Nadig circa 1996. Sometimes you can find them on eBay. The first one was a gift from my aunt back in the 90s. The rest I found online through random searches.
On top of the entry bookcases is more shoe storage. Sterilite 12 Quart Storage Boxes from Wal-Mart hold most shoes. I took pictures of my shoes at the time and printed the photos onto shimmery champagne-colored paper I had leftover from my wedding.
Continuing on the wall behind the door, you will find some more chubby girl art. I love surrounding myself with art of bodies that look more like mine. It has helped change my mindset from the way I was taught growing up (to hate my body) to a more positive and loving view towards myself and others. Changing your mindset is a long, hard process that you continually have to work on. I find surrounding myself with those positive messages is much more helpful and conducive to change. This is also why I no longer watch reality television or read magazines. But I digress....
Long necklaces are hung along this wall, while shorter necklaces call another part of the room home. Also worth pointing out - when I finally organized my nail polish collection, I bought polish wheels to swatch the colors I owned. This helps in case you want to match colors to clothing or see what certain colors will look like on your nail. You can also experiment on the wheel with different combinations or practice techniques. I made a little booklet, using card stock and scrapbook paper, labeling each color by the number on the wheel. That way, you never have to guess which color is which.
Sylvia Nude Fat Lady from Etsy seller ladyatlarge / Frame: DIY
11-Peg Acrylic Necklace Rack:The Container Store
When we bought the house, the closet already contained these built-in cubbies for organizing. Painting them light pink took a while, but was well worth it in terms of aesthetics. I lined the cubbies with black and white, embossed grip non-adhesive shelf liner I found at Target. While my shoes are still in a bit of disarray and awaiting the day I can get them organized and contained, the rest of the closet is done. A black and pink tin bin holds all my flip flops (the bin is behind my tall boots). The cubbies hold purses, jeans, denim capris, and at-home and workout capris. The left side of the closet contains lingerie and costumes, while the right side holds all my dresses and a few pairs of pants.
Sean found this beautiful, sparkly light fixture and gifted it to me for Valentine's Day a couple years ago. It looks so much better than the old fixture from the 80s that was there before. I moved the little shelving unit that used to be by my vanity into the closet. It holds long-sleeved, around-the-house-only tops and jackets. It also holds belts (in the black and white decorative box), travel makeup, safety pins, purse straps, fragrance samples, anti-bac stock, travel lotions, and other odds and ends. The plastic drawered container next to it holds hats and house shoes.
Polka Dot Decorative Storage Boxes: Isaac Mizrahi Home Collection via Zulily
Along the main wall, the bulk of my wardrobe stays neat and tidy. The dresser holds everyday panties, socks, and around-the-house clothes.
Sterilite 12 Quart Storage Boxes: Wal-Mart / PAX Wardrobe System: Ikea / Velvet Hangers, regular and skirt hangers: Amazon, Costco, Home Goods, Marshalls / Kullen Dresser: Ikea / Dot Adhesive Wall Decals: GroopDealz / Farrah Fretwork Curtains: Target
Top Drawer - High-cut panties sorted by size and brand; Second Drawer - Brief style panties sorted by size; Third Drawer - Colored socks, white socks (aka house socks), and short socks.
Fourth Drawer - House tees. I rolled them up and stacked them so I can see them all better; Fifth Drawer - House pants. Mostly these are pajama pants that I wear around the house.
Closer look at Umbra Glide Drapery Track System and shoe storage
The rest of the room is heavy on storage space and girly awesomeness. I brought in a coat stand to lay out outfits in advance and keep me focused on items to feature in upcoming blog posts. The storage ottoman also provides storage and extra seating. Sometimes Sean will sit in here with me while I do my makeup and work on his laptop while we listen to podcasts we love. Of course, Finn will sleep in his little bed and stay next to me while I get all done up.
And now that I have my glittery dresser, I get to display collected decor and use the surface area for display and storage. I love being able to see all these little treasures!
Portis Hat and Coat Stand: Ikea / Storage Ottoman (similar): Overstock.com / Floral Rug: Target / Floral Chair: Fred Meyer / Jewelry Armoire (similar)
Dresser Drawer Storage: Skubb storage boxes from Ikea and Cotton Canvas Storage Bins from Big Lots help the organization. Top - Sexy Time panties, stockings, and socks; Middle - Pajama Tops; Bottom - Workout pants and house shorts
Dresser Drawer Storage: Skubb storage boxes from Ikea and Cotton Canvas Storage Bins from Big Lots help the organization. Top - Bras and shapewear; Middle - Pajama pants and shorts; Bottom - Trouser socks, leggings, cozy socks, extra Hips and Curves camis.
Sequin Form: Burlington / Disney Jaq and Gus Key Ornament: Hallmark
Piggy with wings: Found at Home Goods and DIYed with glitter / Rose Gold Bird: Target / Marquee Letter: Michaels / Cake stand (spray painted with Krylon Shimmer Metallic in Pink): Home Goods / Candle Holders: Ikea and Craft Warehouse / Travel Coffee Mug: Starbucks
Nail Polish Booklet: DIY / MyGift Rotating Jewelry Display: Amazon / Fused glass dishes: DIY by me and In-laws
MyGift Rotating Jewelry Display: Amazon / Fused glass dishes: DIY by me and In-laws (the polka dot dishes were cupcake plates and wedding favors at mine and Sean's wedding) /
Umbra Expandable Jewelscope Jewelry Tree: The Container Store
Umbra Expandable Jewelscope Jewelry Tree: The Container Store
Cube Storage Cubby (here and here) with Pink Fabric Bins. These bins provide storage for my tiaras and sunglasses, Ipsy bags and cosmetic backstock, odds and ends, extra decor items, and ironing supplies and makeup brush cleaners. (Gus Gus Plush: Amazon / Starbucks Alice and Olivia Teddy: Gift from my mom-in-law)
Shine by Kelly Rae Roberts: Amazon (I bought it for myself while I was in radiation treatment) / Glitter Shadowbox: DIY / Pink Glitter frame: DIY
Vanity Table: DIY via Ikea / Ekne Mirror: Ikea / Rub on phrase: Craft Warehouse / Godmorgon Box: Ikea / Plastic Drawers: Home Goods
Mirrored Tray: Home Goods / Brush holders: Target, Marshalls, Ulta, eBay. The From The Hip Collection mugs were eBay finds. One is still available here.
Pink Fabric Bins: Big Lots / Plastic storage: Target / Lipstick organization (here and here): Amazon
Glam Chihuahua Print (similar): World Market (was a gift bag I cut up and framed) / Nobody Fights Alone (A DIY gift from my friends when I was diagnosed with cancer) / I'm A Queen Glitter Art (A gift from a friend when I was diagnosed with cancer)
Couple Print by Olaya Valle / Silver Glitter Art: DIY / Hula Hoop Summer, October, and Librarian Prints from Etsy seller jenoaks / Glitter frames: Michaels and DIY
Glorious by This Is Not A Diet: Zazzle / Own Your Body and Make-up On Point by Tara O Brien Illustration: Society 6
Brooch Holder and Picture Holder: DIY
I won't need to do another dressing room post for a while, so I also wanted to compile a list of previous posts on the subject:
- My First Dressing Room
- Vanity Table DIY
- Making of the Dressing Room: Painting the current room
- Room Tour after buying the house
- Painting the Dresser
- Dressing Room Tour Remix - Overview
Whew! It feels good to finally wrap these posts up. I hope you all enjoyed this look at my room. If you have any recommendations for other chubby girl art, let me know. I have a few more spaces to fill in.