Dressing Room Update – New DIY Furniture ♥

I’m so super excited to be showing you this blog post! The dressing room is so, so close to being finished, and as you can see, a lot has changed! If you need a reminder of what the room was like 6 weeks ago, check out these horrendous photos. The most noticeable difference is of course this beautiful Oriental Garden Duck Egg Floral Wallpaper that I bought from Laura Ashley. It was in the sale half price at only £15 per roll, and we only needed 2 rolls. I also bought 2 tins of matching duck egg blue paint from B&M for the other walls. I’ve just got the floor to lay down now, which I think will surprise you a little when you find out where I bought it!


So now that the walls are all done in the dressing room, I’ve started to prepare the furniture to go in it! I’ve had a couple of days off work lately which I have spent busily sanding and painting. I was kindly offered these two pieces of furniture to review from A rgos; a wardrobe and a bedside chest of drawer table. Both pieces are from their Scandinavia range, which I picked because the furniture is made from untreated solid pine, which makes it extremely versitile. You can leave it naked and natural, stain or varnish it, or paint it! I chose to paint them both white, and also bought some different knobs online to dress them up a bit.

I chose the Scandinavia 2 Door 3 Drawer Wardrobe, as no dressing room is complete without somewhere to store a girls dresses! A rgos do a range of wardrobes (see here) including 6 different wardrobe designs in the Scandinavia bedroom range, but I picked this one because it’s not too big for the small room, and I can make use of the bottom drawers to store shoes etc.

The solid wood made it very easy to paint using normal white household paint, and I just used a normal paintbrush, and no sanding was required as the wood was ready to be painted on. Also, I only needed to use one coat of paint, as the wood was light and not dark enough to show through the paint. I really like the panel detail of the wardrobe doors and sides too, as it gives it a bit of character. Can’t wait to fill it with my dresses! It took Dad and I about and hour to build this together, but it was relatively simple, but not sure I could have done it alone! It then took me another hour and a half to paint it all over.

 


The bedside drawer chest I’m planning on using to keep my nail polishes/make up/bits and bobs in. The three drawers are quite deep and I’m sure I can keep lots in them! Again I’ve customised this with 30mm crystal knobs which I think make them look a little more glamorous than regular chunky wooden ones. This was really easy to build, and I actually did most of it myself, but then Dad came to assist me! I think the clean white furniture looks really lovely against the pretty patterened wallpaper. Literally cannot wait until the room is finished, which I’m hoping will be by the weekend 🙂 Check out these before and after photos.. amazing how a lick of paint can transform something so easily!



And here’s a little look at some of the bits and pieces I’ve bought for the room so far 🙂

What do you think of my new customised pine furniture? Have you ever tried painting your own furniture?

25 Comments

  1. August 5, 2013 / 6:08 pm

    Love the colour scheme! Me and my Mum have got the painting habit too – we have been going over lots of old furniture and making it look fresh with new knobs etc 🙂
    Your furnishings will look great!
    xx

  2. August 5, 2013 / 6:09 pm

    Lovely Post, this project of yours has inspired me to clear out all the junk in my spare bedroom and turn it into an office/ dressing room! x I love the wallpaper!

    lifeislovelyjubbly.blogspot.co.uk/

  3. August 5, 2013 / 6:27 pm

    These look lovely!

  4. August 5, 2013 / 7:13 pm

    Your furniture looks wonderful. The room is going to look amazing when its finished,
    Lauren x

    lollipopsanddewdrops.blogspot.com

  5. August 5, 2013 / 7:23 pm

    Wow such a transformation. I'm such a fan of the Laura Ashley wall paper, it's so elegant and pretty! I've been tempted to paint my own wardrobe recently, although I'm a little nervous that I will make a mess of it!

    Love posts like this!

    Lots of love,

    Holly xox

    http://www.alongcamehollyblog.blogspot.co.uk

  6. August 5, 2013 / 8:47 pm

    It is so lovely how you have decorated this room, I have also been thinking about buying some secondhand pine bedside tables lately to sand and paint myself. Yours look wonderful and you wouldn't guess that they were DIY'd 🙂 x

  7. August 5, 2013 / 9:12 pm

    I love duck egg. I had amazing Laura Ashley Duck Egg wallpaper in my room at home. i miss it!! xx

  8. August 5, 2013 / 10:00 pm

    I love white furniture! I had never thought of buying wooden and painting it myself- duh! The fact that this range is untreated is great, as like you said, it makes it so versatile! Will definitely look into doing this myself in the future. Love, love, loveee your wallpaper & colour scheme- looking forward to seeing the end result!!

    C x | gymbagsandgladrags.com

  9. August 6, 2013 / 4:02 pm

    I really love this post — so jealous you have your own dressing room too! xxx

  10. August 6, 2013 / 7:27 pm

    Looks lovely – Although normal household paint isn't going to take much wear and tear. Give it a matt varnish over the top or use an eggshell/satin paint.

  11. August 6, 2013 / 10:33 pm

    This is such a good idea, it's inspired me to change my brown chest of drawers to match my white room! 🙂

    floraldanielle.blogspot.co.uk
    x

  12. August 6, 2013 / 10:57 pm

    I adore the colours you've chosen and the decorations for the room are so cut

  13. August 7, 2013 / 11:07 am

    This looks fantastic!

    Becky
    xx

  14. August 10, 2013 / 4:43 am

    Really, the collection of this furniture is awesome. I too have decided to purchase such type of furniture for our house.
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  15. August 15, 2013 / 11:06 am

    Your room looks fantastic 🙂
    I have the same wallpaper and coloured paint in my room too, it's so calming and beautiful!

    here's a link to an old old post I did when I was first doing my room, i'd love if you checked it out. It's been a while since I made the post and a few things have been added so I'm going to get tidying..i mean typing 😛 up on a new post.

    http://chouxxpastryhearts.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/room-update.html

    Laura
    xxx

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