Continuing on with my recent quest to “glam up” my home, I decided to tackle the makeup vanity in my bedroom.
Here is what it looked like when we first moved in.
Shortly after moving in, I gel-stained the vanity with General Finishes Gel Stain in the color “Java”. To see that tutorial click here. I also replaced the hardware and faucet with more modern, chrome designs. I stored some towels and hair styling utensils in this piece and pretty much neglected it.
Here is what it looked like before I converted it to a proper makeup vanity.
Because there was already a vanity in our master bathroom, this area was not being fully utilized. Then, as the woes of being in my third trimester of pregnancy struck ( back pain, aching feet, fatigue), I decided it would be nice to have a place to sit and “get dolled up”. There have been days where I didn’t put a stitch of makeup on, because my back was too achy and tired to stand longer than necessary.
Ok, I may have fibbed a little…I never leave the house without lip gloss and mascara, but you get the idea.
To have ample lighting while applying makeup, I purchased this light-up makeup mirror from Target.
I love how it is “blinged out” with the crystal base. To further the feel of glam I placed some fresh flowers here.
I bought a glass vase at Hobby Lobby to hold all of my makeup brushes, and let me tell you…..it is such a timesaver.
I cannot tell you how nice it is to know exactly where all of your makeup brushes are. I have wasted way too many precious moments searching for the desired brush.
I am also a bit of a bracelet hoarder, while I do have other jewelry organizers in my closet, I thought it would be nice to display the ones I wear on a regular basis. I purchased these gold, shell bowls from Hobby Lobby for $3 a piece. The combination of the jewelry displayed on the gold bowls also serves as a decorative element. Don’t you just love items that are not only practical but pretty?
To unify all of these smaller elements, I placed them on a tray. This gives the space a more organized, less cluttered feel.
Eventually, I would like to replace the countertops, but I am not sure that will happen in the near future. I am really pleased with how this little space now serves a purpose, and it helps make me feel a bit more glam.
Now get out there and design some good vibes!!