Monday 28 January 2013

Dressing Table - Craft Desk

In my house which is now full of boys I slowly found myself with no space of my own.

My craft space became a nursery and the garage belongs to my husbands bike addiction. So I decided to create a small corner at least in the bedroom just for me. I wanted a desk to blog and do my crafts, with enough space for my sewing machine but I also wanted it to be a dressing table and not look out of place in the bedroom. So I set about my search for the perfect desk/dressing table. I had a board of ideas of Pinterest for inspiration:
I found the perfect piece of furniture for the job. Not only was it a good size for my sewing machine but it was my ideal dressing table. I suspect it to be from around the 1950's which is one of my favourite eras.
So here it is:
I love the big mirror and it's curved edges and I was going to change the handles on the drawers but I actually really like the smooth rounded wood. The side drawers are actually cupboards and my sewing machine fits in one perfectly.

I was lucky enough to find this on ebay for just £45. Even luckier it was just a few minutes drive from my house!

I may one day sand it down and re varnish. I am currently in the middle of re upholstering the chair I will use with it. A tutorial on how to re upholster a chair to come soon!

Love Lemon x


  1. love your dressing table / craft desk! I came to the same conclusion for a space for me and my art work. I have found the mirror really useful to stick images and inspiration to, rather than sitting staring at my face! ;)

    1. Now that is a good idea!! It was the only thing that wasn't quite right when using it as a craft desk. It works really well, It tends to get covered in lots of stuff now though! xx

  2. The table looks great!! I am soo glad I subscribed to your blog, you are just too cute!!Princess Carriage Beds