Project Reorganise: Dressing Table

26 Apr

Project Reorganise has slowed down a little of late, but I have managed to get to a milestone on the Dressing Table.

I’ve been holding off posting about it until I had found the right mirror for it, which I found at a Big Surrey Fair at the Tolworth Recreation Centre on the A3 a few weeks ago. It’s in a lovely Art Nouveau style and complements the picture frame that I bought last month (which you can see in the picture).

Dressing table

Dressing table

When I saw the mirror, the seller was busy in conversation so I spent time having a really good look at it and then moved on, returning when I saw that she was free again. She said she’d seen me looking at it and would I like a price on it, to which I said I would. She said that she could come down from the sticker price of £38 to £32. I asked if she’d accept £30 and she said she would. She also remarked that she’d told herself that if it didn’t sell today then she’d probably have kept it.

I mentioned to her that I hadn’t wanted to interrupt her conversation earlier and she said that she wished I had as the guy was a bit of a bore. Oops. 😀

Small picture frame

Small picture frame

A week or so later I was at another fair, this time in Hartley Wintney, which is nice and local to me. I happened to come across a little double picture frame that had almost exactly the same design as the mirror (or, certainly, incredibly similar), which I managed to buy for £5. I haven’t yet decided what pictures to put in it or where to put it – whether to have it right next to the mirror or to have it elsewhere so that someone looking at it might go “oh! Isn’t that the same design as…?”

I’m not yet sure if this will be the final configuration of my Dressing Table, as when I have put on my make-up at it I have felt that the mirror is a little small and also that there is not enough light in that corner of the room, so I may have to revisit this. But it will do for now and it certainly looks nice.



Posted by on April 26, 2015 in Diary, Home furnishing


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4 responses to “Project Reorganise: Dressing Table

  1. CosmeticChaos

    April 26, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    I love the shabby chic look!


    • hayllamas

      April 26, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      I call this “Shabby-ish Chic” 🙂 because all the furniture matches, but it is all made with reclaimed timber in a rustic look. I love it. Be sure so see my earlier “Project Reorganise” posts for pics of the rest of the furniture!

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  2. Katykoo

    April 26, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Ahh your dresser is so cute! And love the mirror! Love little finds like that! Great post! Xoxo


  3. V

    April 26, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Your dressing table is fantastic



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