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My (old) Office/Dressing room – projects & progress

hand painted antique capodimonte lamps, vintage 40's cherub italian lamps +  capodimonte

My lack of extra time and propensity for perfection are keeping me from finishing my office makeover in a timely fashion but since I’ve been teasing you with the idea that you will see it soon, I feel the need to show you a few things I’ve done in the mean time …and assure you that it is …almost finished.

vintage deco lamps

On a recent trip to The Sherman Oaks Antique Mall I fell in love with these deco lamps {above} but when I got them in my office , I wasn’t 100% thrilled with them. So I went to Lamps Plus to get new shades thinking that would do the trick. And while the new shades did help, they are still a bit too masculine for this ultra femme space.

silver and glass deco lamps before

Then I remembered my mom had my Grandma’s old Capodimonte lamps I’ve always been in love with stored away awaiting the day I might finally need them and we went digging. Once home though I realized just how disgusting smoking cigarettes in the house for over 50 years could make your prized possessions. They were CAKED with tar …but the tar had a similar tone of gold/brass these Italian lamps already possessed so it was a bit difficult to see …and more difficult to remove. So for the past few weeks, I’ve been slowly and steadily restoring my Grandma’s hand painted Capodimonte cherub lamps from the late 40’s to pretty again and I just think they are a perfect fit.

vintage capodimonte cherub lamps

I kept the black shade to modernize them up a bit and tie in the black in the room. I’m in love. {though I do kind of LOVE this pink & gold shade but that might be a little much}

vintage capodimonte lamps after

Below is a longer shot of the entire dresser {remember my Ikea Dresser Hack & Curtain DIY?} . . . there’s a matching dresser & lamp on the opposite side.

ikea hack dresser and vintage  capodimonte lamp

The second project is not as exciting but definitely necessary. My cardigans, hoodies and scarves all found a home hanging from the back of my door & became such a mounding lump that my door wouldn’t open more than half way. Ever.

office dressing room door hooks mounding BEFORE

. . . solution: Two 5 hook wall racks I found at Bed Bath & Beyond for $24.99 each . . .

wall hooks mounted

. . . problem solved!

wall hooks with scarves and cardigans

Yes, it’s a lot …and yes, on occasion I do get those annoying little hook lumps at the neck of my cardigans. But to have the extra space in my closet and in my drawers, it’s totally worth it. Besides, my hair covers it anyway 😉

* CLICK HERE to See My Finished Home Office/Dressing Room *



Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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