{ The best room in the house }

I sound like a total weirdo, but the favorite room in our house is the powder room.
There's so many things in it that I love!

Even though I think it's kinda' large for a powder room, I still couldn't squeeze in tight enough get full photos of the room. So, check out these little bits and pieces and image the whole room in your mind.

There's enough room for a dresser that I found in the trash and filled it with vintage suitcases.
I used it in my room at the Philadelphia Home Show last year and it was the most talked about piece in my room.

Above the dresser is a collection of miss-matched dishes.
And, mid-way up the walls are pine boards I lined up vertically and painted white

Across from the dresser I hung a mirror I recently purchased at Circa Dee.
I strung burlap bunting across it for a little whimsy.

I used a suitcase fastened to the wall to store extra rolls of toilet paper.

And, above the window I used an apron as a valance.

Can you see why I love this room so much?

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  1. it's charming and eclectic! i can see why it's your favorite! :) i know i like to go to the bathroom and stay a while sometimes just for some peace and quiet!!!!!

  2. Uh...yes!
    I would love to have a dresser stuffed full of suitcases!
    I like the one on the wall with the TP in it too. Pat

  3. What a sweet, even pretty room. I love your vintage suitcase collection. Do you use your dresser full of them for storage?

  4. Your repurposed dresser is pure genius!

  5. Love the apron as a valance! The mirror looks great too!

  6. Love the dresser filled with suitcases. I think I need one. The apron valance...brilliant!

  7. Fun...There is no detail left undone.

  8. Denise hi! I was so excited to see that you dropped by...yay! I am your new bestie now. Look out! I love how you have styled this room. It hits me right in the gut! Love it! You are brilliant. I will look for you on instagram and fb and any other way I can follow along. Have a great weekend. dawn suitcase vingettes xo

  9. Yes, it's perfect! Your dresser filled with the suitcases is awesome!

  10. Love the apron as a valance!



Meet Denise

Denise Sabia, designer, DIYer and owner of The Painted Home, takes everyday items found in flea markets, thrift shops or simply along the roadside and turns them into unique pieces that freshen and warm your home … without breaking your budget. Denise began dabbling in design over 20 years ago and studied at Philadelphia University. Her client base continued to grow as did her portfolio of work, branching out to decorating entire homes. Denise lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. with her 3 kids, a dog, rabbit, 3 chickens, a gecko, and the oldest living hermit crab known to man.


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