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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bed/Craft Room Combo , part 4

Continued from here

Looking into the vanity area .
The Soda boxes over the doorway from Dad's Shop
now hold my Postcard collection and other sentiments.

On the right, yes another box from Dad,
this one held Produce from Portugal at one time.
Now it holds a variety of things including postcards from Portugal.
My dresser from when I was a child sits on the left.

The second drawer folds down to reveal the desk
where I did homework years ago.

This is where my ignored Orchid resides
and thrives :)

Nope no new paint for my old dresser.
I left it the way it was to remind me what,
at the time I thought was cool,
to turn the handles and mark through the paint.
I made complete circles on a couple of the bottom ones
 (you can see in the above photo)
AHHH! Kids!!!!

Love my faux Freesia basket:)

A photo of when my kiddos were much younger.
Embellished frame by me :)

Shelves on the left holds jars of more supplies
and needfuls.

 It's hard to see but I have a mirror, which has Flamingos on it, hanging over the vanity mirror. This Flamingo mirror hung in my Parents living room for years while I was growing up.

Bird plates dot the area above the vanity lights
while bird houses hang in each corner.

I wake up to photos of my Parents and
my Sister and I each morning,

along with another embellished clock I made. 

 A curio holds vintage vanity items that belonged to my several members of my family.
A wooden heart holds some necklaces. 

Yes, another of Dad's boxes.
This one was painted and now holds nail polish
and other misc. items.

 Below the curio and box are 2 stacked fruit crates which hold my jewelry case. The 2 wooden cigar boxes hold makeup then more supplies nestle below.

 Inside the bath area doilies, my Grandmother made, decorate a wicker shelf that holds vintage along with newer vanity items. My small watering can collection hides hair pins, etc. 
A larger one holds washcloths.

Candle melts and tea lights are stored close at hand.
An art bouquet of Flowers my Daughter made
for me for Mother's Day years ago.
 Each petal has a sweet saying on it. 
3 stacked fruit crates hold a sweet heart shaped basket, a jar of my Grandmothers unfinished crochet projects,
extra TP,

extra bars of soap
and a chamber pot that belonged to my Grandmother.
It now holds other hidden needfuls ;)

The conclusion is next, yes, finally!


  1. Hi Deb, you have created the perfect combo space to live and create. Love it and all your special storage solutions. Lots of great ideas here and thanks for the inspiration. I know you are enjoying it greatly.
    Have fun and Happy Creating.

  2. I think your childhood dresser is so charming just the way it is, I wouldn't paint it either. Thanks for sharing so many of your wonderful family treasures.

  3. Isn't it wonderful to hold onto those family treasures, and look at them every day? I know it always puts a smile on my face! I agree with Betsy. I'm glad you didn't paint the dresser-it's priceless just the way it is! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love the photo frame you embellished, it is gorgeous.....
    Nice to see someone who enjoys family treasures from the
    past, and so neat you have your dresser from when you
    were a child...........
    Blessings, Nellie

  5. Wonderful! I love how you kept the dresser the same and all the wonderful boxes by your Dad! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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