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Makeup Vanity Makeover

Makeup Vanity Makeover

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Continuing on with my recent quest to “glam up” my home, I decided to tackle the makeup vanity in my bedroom.

When you walk into our master bedroom, there is an entryway/foyer/hall that includes a vanity and closet.
makeup vanity

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.

grey and turquoise bedroom

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.

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Ok, I may have fibbed a little…I never leave the house without lip gloss and mascara, but you get the idea.

how to style a makeup vanity

To have ample lighting while applying makeup, I purchased this light-up makeup mirror from Target.

makeup vanity

I love how it is “blinged out” with the crystal base.  To further the feel of glam I placed some fresh flowers here.

makeup vanity

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.

makeup vanity

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.

vanity decor

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?

makeup vanity

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.

makeup vanity

makeup vanity

Now get out there and design some good vibes!!

 

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Tuesday 26th of January 2016

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Lynn at Nourish and Nestle

Thursday 21st of January 2016

What a lovely transformation Erica! You have done so much to make that house your home. It has such a lovely personality now...clearly yours! I have never used gel stains before...I take it you still needed to sand the cabinet doors down to raw wood? Hugs and wishes for a great Thursday, Lynn

Designing Vibes

Thursday 21st of January 2016

Thank you so much, Lynn! Actually the beauty of the gel stain is that you only have to rough the surface up just a bit. Minimal sanding and prep. I love it!

Kaylor Little

Wednesday 20th of January 2016

What a great space! I love the makeover. Its beautiful.

Designing Vibes

Wednesday 20th of January 2016

Thank you so much, Kaylor!

kristinsalazar597020196

Monday 18th of January 2016

Love the makeover, it is gorgeous!

Designing Vibes

Tuesday 19th of January 2016

Thank you so much, Kristin!!!

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