I’ve had a love/hate relationship with my dressing table since I bought it a little over two years ago. Firstly, sitting and looking at myself in a mirror is not exactly my favourite pastime. It’s one of the reasons I avoid going to the hairdressers. Small talk and mirrors = two of my least favourite things. *shudders* Anyway, despite my self-loathing (I’m working on fixing this, honest!), the dressing table is the one place in the house that is mine. A little space just for me.
However, in the last few months I’ve been using that little space less and less. It’s become a dumping ground for various beauty products (OK, mostly products that promise to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles, I’ve got them all), notepads, receipts, jewelry etc. etc. – it was a mess!
And then there was the small issue of the slight cosmetic damage (see what I did there?) from when Hubby put the thing together in the first place. He will gladly admit that flatpack furniture isn’t his forte but it didn’t stop me being any less seething when he’d told me he’d broken my dressing table before I’d even had a chance to break it myself. It’s just a small imperfection on the top of the table but it bugs the hell out of me.
On Wednesday I decided that instead of using Jasmine’s nap time to sit on my arse and scroll through my Instagram feed, I’d clear my dressing table of clutter and make it a nice, usable space again. I bought some cheap (as in, less than a quid) brightly coloured room stickers to decorate the table with. I thought it would be a clever way of covering that unsightly chip in the wood, once and for all!
Here’s how it looked to begin with:
My inner neat freak is blushing right now!
And that poor cactus plant is parched!
That ‘cosmetic damage’ I mentioned earlier.
And here’s how my dressing table looks after a good ol’ decluttering session…
I added my bargain stickers and covered up the offending mark in the wood. ;)
I picked up this handy little make up organiser for about a fiver in Home Bargains.
I even organised the inside of my drawers (steady now!)….
I used these plastic containers, meant for craft storage, to keep my jewelry neat and tidy. These were also cheap as chips from Home Bargains.
Lovely and organised, just how I like it!
A little bit of newborn Jasmine squidgyness to make me smile.
And the end result…
Much better! :)
I have now been bitten by the the decluttering bug! I’m desperate to clear out more of the messy areas of our house because it feels oh-so-satisfying when it’s done!
Are there any areas of your home that could do with a bit of de-cluttering?
If your own dressing table needs some love, why not check out my Pinterest board for some inspiration: