It’s been a lovely lovely rainy weekend (we need it). And as always, my thoughts turn inward: who am I? And on my head is the topic of dressing tables/boudoirs.
We all need a spot to place our beauty jars, perfumes, pretty hair things, brooches, rings, earrings, nail polish.
And depending on our lifestyle and personality, we all need different “boudoirs”… (i.e. dressing tables). This isn’t a discussion of colours or size, but the style and type of boudoir matched with our needs.
Some of us need a pretty with capital P (and capital P for price)
Others need a simple furniture piece
Others have the need for drawers and drawers
Others like things hidden in drawers
Some of us who can afford it like a dedicated dressing alcove
Some of us like it in the bathroom!
My boudoir style
While I would LOVE to be the sit-down-and-pretty-up-in-a-nice-dedicated-table-on-a-yellow-and-white-stool-type… I realise I’m not that. I’d rather stand at my dressing table, put a face on, put on some earrings and a brooch, slip my rings on and be done.
All in about 10 mins. Less. Maybe 5 mins.
But I still like Pretty.
So I repurposed a pretty white cabinet I got off eBay 2 years ago that used to be my craft cabinet and then bookcase.
A white cabinet much like the one in this gorgeous bedroom…
I’m really happy with it. It doesn’t need to overflow with makeup or perfumes or brushes. For now, my few bottles and things are enough for me. My trays of earrings and bracelets are all I need.
One day I might become a sit down one… like at Miss Pettigrew…
… but for now… my little white cupboard will do me just fine.