Buying our home was my chance to expand my territory because Collin + I had a second bedroom! Collin (shockingly) agreed to let me turn the room into my dressing room/office/sewing room. He's the one that did all the building (I love my little handyman) and after some trial + error of the entire thing literally RIPPING out of the wall, think BIG holes and the room raining suitcases, we were able to get our makeshift wardrobe to hold all the weight using about six L brackets, a strong pipe, wall anchors, an impact drill and a 2x4 for the shelf. It's great to finally have somewhere to store my suitcase collection and of course my clothes! I've been collecting suitcases for about 8 years now and now my family picks them up all the time as well, the collection is getting a bit out of hand.
I found this amazing 160th Anniversary Singer for about a quarter of the normal price on Cyber Monday a couple of years ago, so I purchased it. Sadly, I started my first year of law school two weeks later and just never had the time to learn! Instead of hiding it away in the closet, I keep it out as a constant reminder that I need to "get on it" during my (limited) breaks from school. I'm GOING to learn to make the infamous 30 minute circle skirt, so help me God. This is also blogger central, where I sit at to write all my posts while I stare at my little windowsill cactus garden, which didn't photograph very well, but trust me, it's cute haha. I also spy: a sign by Kaelah Bee / a Quibbler / a vintage circle skirt pattern.
Of course the main purpose of this room is to serve as a place to keep my clothing. Let's be honest, if I'm not paying bills / student loans / fulfilling some other financial obligation, I'm probably spending my money on clothing. I try to do this as practically as possible by only shopping when a promo code is active, hoarding store credits and selling something every time I buy something... of course... certain pieces have warranted exceptions. But, I attempt to purchase things keeping in mind that I save clothing for years so my wardrobe is made up of things old + new and things that were purchased last week + 7 years ago. But, I buy things in hopes that they'll become permanent pieces of my wardrobe. Also, I absolutely hate folding things, that's probably because I worked retail for a little too long, but needless to say, I hang everything with the exception of underoos + bras + stockings.
The room isn't done quite yet, I still need to get some art on the walls (if you're an artist and your art fits my decor, let this lady know!) Also, in case you didn't notice, there is a very plain, un-photographed wall awaiting the perfect vanity, but hey, it's a start! One day I won't have to sit in the floor indian-style with my face two inches from the mirror to do my hair + makeup!
What have you done to make your house more "you"?