Hey Friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Mine was super busy and super wonderful. We had very special guests at our house this weekend, and I will share some pictures with you later this week.
I want to remind you about the Summer Tour of Homes that started today!
Just click on the picture below to start the tour! Have fun!
Today, I wanted to show you how Cy made my dressing table in our new master closet.
I knew that I wanted a dressing table in our master closet. Because of where the windows and lighting were in the closet, the best spot for the dressing table was in this corner.
Then he screwed two 2×4’s in the studs of the wall.
To give the table top support, he created a crossbar.
Then he cut the shape of the table top out of a 4×4 sheet of oak.
He trimmed the table top out with 1×2 pieces of poplar wood.
We thought the table may need a little extra support, so we nailed two 2×4’s underneath like legs.
For my skirt, I measured the distance from the bottom of the table top to the floor.
Then I folded my drop cloth in half and laid it out on the floor. The cool thing about drop clothes is that they are “hemmed” all the way around. So I didn’t have to sew a hem on my skirt. I just cut my drop cloth in a way that would make the hems be on the sides and bottom of my dressing table.
I ironed the drop cloth before I cut it the length I needed.
I hot glued the “unfinished” side of the drop cloth to the backside of the 1×2 trim underneath the table.
There was really no rhyme or reason for how I glued it on. I just folded a piece of the drop cloth over and then glued it. (and burned my hands several times!)
Since I had two pieces of drop cloth, I hot glued one piece to half of the table, and the other piece to the other side of the table.
Lastly, I filled in the nail holes with wood filler, sanded them after they were dry, then painted the table top white. I also applied a coat of poly to the top.
I LOVE my new dressing table. It’s going to be so nice to sit down while I put on my makeup and fix my hair.
And I love that it is hidden in my master closet so that I don’t have to worry about leaving a mess on my bathroom sink countertop. I can just hide it in here!
I will share some info about the accessories in this room soon!
Where do you do your hair and makeup?
Do you like using a dressing table?