Most people would never guess that my home has two stories, because you can't tell by the front of the house, but there is indeed a second level built into the side of the hill. In the main upstairs part of the house, along with the kitchen, living room, dining room, etc., there are two bedrooms, one of which was the master bedroom, that I gave to my daughter, and the other is a small room located off the kitchen that I turned into a den/guest room.
Downstairs, in what I assume was the old maid's quarters, ended up being the perfect place for a master bedroom, especially since it gave me the opportunity to have closet space and it had it's own tiny bathroom. I haven't finished my bedroom yet, because I've been stuck on what color to paint it (and also working on the rest of the house), but after three years of trying to decide, I finally chose a pretty pale yellow and I'll be painting it this Spring.
Anyway, before you walk into what is now my bedroom, there's another little room, which I can only assume was a sitting room for the maid or perhaps a storage room. I painted it a girly, pale, peachy pink and turned it into my vanity room, and I also added a much needed walk in closet.
It ended up being one of my favorite rooms.....
The vanity came from someone that inherited it from their mother and didn't know what to do with it, so he gave it to me for free. It's not in the best condition, because it was sitting in a dirty shop for years, but I don't mind. I just polished it up and left it the way it was.
The tag on that little art deco mirror was on a package I received as a gift and I've kept it ever since, because I love what it says and it's a reminder that...
"Everyday is another chance to make your dreams come true."
I also have a vintage suitcase, that another friend gave me, ready to go for that occasional spontaneous trip.
Here's another old vanity hidden in the corner that my mother gave me years ago, along with one of my very favorite mirrors, which she also gave me when I moved into my first house.
It's obviously too small to use, but I love it, so I just placed an old vanity set there instead.
Lastly, if the door is ever closed, this little gift from my son, is hanging on the door.
It's not a grand space by any means, but it's a place that speaks to my more girly side and I love it :)