Happy Star Wars Day! It’s May the 4th here in New Zealand, so of course our family is celebrating with everything Star Wars. In preparation for this fan favourite day – I finally finished reorganising my studio room!
If you have watched my earlier vlog, it was pretty obvious the room needed a major tidy and reorganisation. As is often the way with big projects, this took a lot longer than I hoped – but I am so very happy with how it all turned out. I had an image in my mind of my ideal Star Wars wardrobe, and now I finally have it realised. This room has evolved so much over the years – first an office, then a spare room, a sewing room, a photography room – and eventually, a dump-random-stuff-in room…. and now it’s finally the Star Wars fashion room of my dreams.
Check out my new Youtube video for a full tour –
The corner of the room still has the same curtains, but I finally mustered the courage to hem them. I was so anxious about getting the hem even and straight, and whew! It’s finally done. Remind me never to hem curtains again. This room gets a lot of light, so I wanted to get good curtains to make sure none of the garments/collectibles get sun damage.
A new addition to the room – this fantastic Millennium Falcon rug. As this is my Kessel Runway room, it had to have a big Millennium Falcon somewhere, and this rug fits the space so well.
Also new additions to the layout – two storage/display shelves for my Star Wars handbags. One of the biggest problems with my previous room layout was the lack of storage for handbags. My daughter found these shelves at a local store, and knew they would be perfect for me. I can fit so much on them, and my treasured bags are no longer sitting on the floor. They don’t fit all my bags, but I can swap out bags whenever I like to show off a new arrival or an old favourite. And let’s face it, if you love Loungefly, you’ll always be struggling to find space for a new handbag…
My original garment hanger fits nicely into the corner, so I can hang up new arrivals to get rid of wrinkles, ready for photography and review. It’s also a spot to hang some of my long-strap bags that don’t quite fit on the storage shelf hooks, where I can easily grab them for use. My faux fur rug for flat-lay photography tucks neatly underneath.
After doing a lot of measuring, my husband and I made the decision to move our two white drawers into this room – and they fit perfectly! These drawers are the answer to my problem of how to store my Star Wars jewelry and accessories. It took a while to sort everything, but now there’s a drawer for everything – no more little boxes scattered around the room on shelves and desks.
One bonus from these drawers is that I have a lovely Star Wars collectible space! The sturdy drawers are perfect for displaying some of my favourite larger-scale collectibles of the women of the Star Wars saga – Princess Leia, Padme’ Amidala, and Rey. This includes pieces from Sideshow Collectibles, Hot Toys, Gentle Giant, Royal Selangor, Limoges, Kotobukiya, Robert Tonner, Bradford Exchange, and Lladró. Now I can enjoy this beautiful display everyday.
The two built-in wardrobes didn’t change much during the reorganisation, just a little bit of sorting – shirts and tops in one, jackets and dresses in the other. I still hope to swap out all the plastic hangers for wooden ones to better protect my clothes, but for now, it’s nice to have these spaces to store my favourite pieces.
At the bottom of the left wardrobe, I stacked my Star Wars shoe collection. I spent a while going back and forth about whether I wanted a shelf to display my Star Wars shoes, but in the end, I realised I wanted to keep all the boxes, which would end up at the bottom of the wardrobe anyway, so I kept the shoes inside, and used the storage/display shelves for handbags instead.
I am so very fortunate to have this amazing space to build my very own Star Wars wardrobe room. To be able to store, display, and photograph my collection of Star Wars fashion in a room like this is just amazing. There are one or two more final touches to add to the room in the future (like a framed art print or two), but for now, it’s done, and I can’t be happier.
Now that the daunting task of reorganising this room is finally done, I can’t wait to get right back into writing, reviewing, and photographing it all to share with you.
May the Fourth be with you!