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I am in the process of painting some of my rooms -- mainly the ones painted with dark paint -- I did the half bath last month (from black to a light blue) and this week I did the dressing room.

Now, don't think I have this enormous space in which to dress with a huge closet . . .

It's really a closet with a full size window and drawers and a space for my clothes (the smallest closet space in the house)

Here are the before:

Built ins painted black with some decorative painting -- walls dark green and a dark green floral border.


Martha

 
Posts: 5865 | Location: On the prairie of Kansas | Registered: Dec 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a dressing table in there as well -- where I comb my hair, do makeup etc.

Here is the closet in reference to where it is in the bedroom.

Martha

 
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The after --

BM White Dove on the woodwork and BM Old Country (a pinkish beige) on the walls.

I did away with the decorative painting on the built-in cabinet. And took it back to it's original look.

Martha

 
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The pictures on the wall are of Cantebury -- the cathedral and two of Cathedral Gate . . and the hotel next to it -- I stayed there for a few days and you can see the window of the room I stayed in!

Martha

 
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The newly painted dressing room from the bedroom.

Martha

(NEXT UP -- the sunroom!)

 
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Looks so nice. I am not a fan of dark colors on walls, so much prefer lighter walls.


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Came out beautiful! I love the light that comes in through the window too! LOVE the mirrors on the french doors too, NICE touch! What a NICE space and you really freshened it up so well! Thanks for sharing!
 
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What a charming gem of a space this is, especially after it's makeover.
 
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I guess the drawers are original with the space? It looks lovely and good thing to do it now as the older you get the harder such projects are esp with the hardware.

I love the french doors too. Are they original?

Similar to the space I have except it is a pass through to the bathroom and no
French doors (or built ins for that matter!)

Oh, yes the mirrored glass is very pretty. Is it on both sides?

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Pretty! What an amazing space - I like it both ways, but do prefer the lighter space. Good job!

ETA: I LOVE the art!
 
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LOS -- yes, the French doors are original. And no, the mirror is only on the side you can see. We put it in and it can be taken out if we so desire to get a regular glass door back.

It was a closet which is why the built=ins and the French doors closed it off -- I supposed because of symmetry? There are a set across the room that leads to the sunroom -- they, too, have mirrors in them.

It makes for a pretty room but alas, a room that's hard to decorate becasue there is not a lot of wall space --

Two sets of French doors, a fireplace and a regular closet door to another closet.

Martha

But since it has a window, I like to use it as a "dressing room" with my dressing table.

Martha
 
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Lovely transformation! I'm sure you are enjoying it immensely.


Lucky

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Martha,

What a difference with the lighter paint colors in your room! How nice to have your own space for dressing. Love the history with the art prints also.


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Beautiful transformation. You've given me an idea to use in my home.
 
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What a wonderful space. I do prefer the newly lightened space. It looks fantastic. Your home has such charm and character. I always enjoy seeing pics of your home. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Great transformation. I love it. It's so fresh and airy now. Great job Smile
 
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have to agree with the transformation!
 
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What a nice transformation. It looks very pretty and to have all that storage space! I love the vanity in front the window. You must get a lot natural light from that. I do my make up in the bathroom and most of the time, I'm in for a big surprise when I go outside Smile


Wanda
 
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I am having some serious decorating envy here! I'd k.ill for a lovely dressing room like this, no matter what color on the walls.
 
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It makes for a pretty room but alas, a room that's hard to decorate becasue there is not a lot of wall space --

Two sets of French doors, a fireplace and a regular closet door to another closet.

Martha, don't you find it is these type of spaces that make older homes so interesting? Some newer houses have them too, but these tend to be more expensive and grander. Whereas such detail years ago was pretty common in many houses.

But since it has a window, I like to use it as a "dressing room" with my dressing table.
 
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Yes, LOS -- that's what I LOVE about older houses -- the "odd" spaces like this and the fact that there are doors and windows and fireplaces!

Martha
 
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I think you should replace your dresser with a short or medium sized dresser. It will not only look nicer but also provide space for other furniture items. Have a look at the dresser I just bought from Furniture Zone & Sleep Shop:

 
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