A (not quite) mirrored dressing table

I have always wanted a dressing table, but I’ve never had one. I had my eye on a mirrored dressing table, something like this:

This one is from Next, but unfortunately it’s outside my budget.

So I kept my eyes peeled and found this beauty in the British Heart Foundation furniture store in Lewisham.

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It just needed a little sprucing up…

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New handles, new lining paper, new legs, a quick coat of paint (left in the shed by the previous owners of our house) and a ton of silver leaf. This is the finished article, along with the stool made from left over bits from making the headboard.

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