Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Where The Magic Happens..

For the longest time, I've been looking for a nice vanity or table that I could do my makeup on and store my collection. If you recall here, I did my make-up on the floor infront of a full length mirror. I felt like I looked everywhere for something nice, simple, vintage-y and inexpensive, but to my avail found nothing - until one day..

I was rummaging through this old table my mom had in her bedroom, and it suddenly hit me. I stepped back, looked at the table, and realized that it was exactly what I was looking for in a vanity.

It was a table that the previous owners in my old house had left behind when they moved out, and my mom had just kept it in a closet to store random nick nacks and stuff. When we moved out, my mom took the table with her and kept it in her room kind of as a vanity.

So I talked to my mom about painting it and making it as my vanity, and she agreed. And this is what I ended up with..

Unfortunately, it's already gotten dusty and has stains from eyeshadow fallout and stuff like that, but I think during the summer I'm just going to repaint it, and add a sealant or something, so that it's easy to wipe down and clean, because I didn't do that the first time.

I'm not too happy with the area where my vanity is, because the lighting sucks sometimes, because it shines right on the side of my face (you can see in the pictures that there's a window to my right)

I can't put the vanity right against the window horizontally because there's heaters at the base of that wall, so it can't go right up against the window - there would be a gap, and I don't like that.
I think I'm going to rearrange my room again, and put my vanity somewhere else away from the window, and buy some good lighting sources or something.

I just wanted to show you guys that you can easily change the look of something to suit your needs without spending a fortune. Honestly, it cost me next to nothing to spruce this table up. My dad had extra white paint lying around, and I went to the dollar store and picked up some cheap paint brushes.

I'm definitely recommend looking at garage sales, or checking up on Craiglist for cheap or free furniture that people are giving away - because even if it's not in good shape, or it doesn't suit your needs, you have the option to give it a fresh coat of paint, or buying new hardware, or adding on to it to spruce it up.

I think I'm also going to ask my dad to make a hutch for me to put on top for extra space.

Just wanted the share this with you guys!


Halifax said...

Hey, you're back :-) Lovely work on the table, it looks so neat and lovely. I'm still looking for a tower of some sort for my stuff. They're so expensive

Clarissa said...

wow i love the organization... :)

Inner Belle said...

iv always wanted a sit down vanity set up but unfortunately i have no room for a full sized one, my room set up is random, i do all my make up standin right up to the mirror on my wardrobe - its huge or my lil light up one

cecilia said...

wauww thats super store! ı like there and ı want to be at there and look so closely to nice things:)

thestartsteam said...

How neat! Now you have a space all your own... Thanks for sharing : )

Askmewhats said...

your vanity table is perfect! I'd love to have my own! but my room doesn't have enough space! :)

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Rai said...

I LOVE IT! I probably won't worry about getting a vanity until I have my own place.

Make-up Addict said...

I love it, I really want something like this for my room. It would be perfect!
Great post hun xx

MEVISH said...

beautiful table I need a vanity mirror too :(

Erica said...

i tagged you for a blog award on my blog <3

J-Ezzy said...

I envy your vanity!! I have to have everything in the bathroom which my husband hates :( I bet he'd hate a vanity even more, lol.

I heart LED lights from walmart are great for lighting!

I like the fact you refinished it, I love finding stuff at thrift stores, on craigslist and yard sales!!

I want a hutch *pouts*

The Beautifier said...

Ah! your vanity table is lovely! I love the way you have organised your things :))