Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Forget the dressing table, DIY instead.

I was saving up for a dressing table but instead I have just saved myself £££'s and a whole lot of space. I spent nothing on my new setup as I already had everything. A little bit of drilling and a few screws here and there and voila.

I was inspired by my mother-in-law who turned her TV unit into a dressing table which looks amazing, and now maybe I can inspire you.

Meet my new makeup station!


I used a vintage mirror that I got from a Charity shop years ago which is made from frosted and textured glass.


I used a cream wooden shelf from Ikea, here's how it fits in with the room.


I used some fairy lights from Paperchase for some jazzing.


I have the majority of my makeup on this shelf and some bits that I don't use are inside my bedside table.


The wicker pots are from Ikea, the big one holds all of my lipsticks and the small one has my pigments. I have put my brushes in a pen holder from Paperchase, and my favourite lipglosses are in a acrylic pot.



My face products along with some everyday items are in the basket and the paper suitcase holds even more makeup.


I have been saved, I can now put my bar chair underneath and sit down and relax whilst I put my makeup on. Perfect.

What other DIY options do you have for a dressing table / vanity area?

39 comments:

LauraCouture said...

it looks amazing! so inspired! thanks! xo

Karen said...

how cute is that? you have a great eye for details, wish i had that hehe am in process of figuring out how i want to store my stash, this has given me something to think about :) LovelyGirlieBits

Kaushal - BeautyFulfilled said...

Looks great!! I don't have much space in my room so may have to DIY & make my own too :)

Kaushal xx
www.Beauty-Fulfilled.com

Hollywood said...

Looks beautiful, I love the lights =)

Hollywood said...

Looks beautiful, I love the lights =)

SkellyBones said...

It looks really great! :D I had to adapt a part of my room too for my makeup needs XD Might make a post about it some time!
xxx

Cassandra said...

Super!! Its good to use some creativity instead of money! ;)

<3Cassie

Houda said...

FAB you should be a home designer and have your own show ! I love it mashallah very clever

Shameera@MyFrostedWorld said...

I love your bedroom, it looks amazing! The dressing table is a brilliant idea :) xxx

lamia said...

wow!! great result!!!what a coincidence!!! this week-end i made a sort of my beauty product, I organized everything and also threw a lot. you casn see the result here, plz take a look at it and tell what you think!!!
xoxo
lamia
http://ginger-chocolateandhoney.blogspot.com/

angelisheyes said...

That's such a good idea. I saved money on mine aswell. It's a garden table tgeb i threw some pretty fabric on top you would never no any different xx

Sharon said...

it looks beautiful..I love itm ur bedroom is amazing too

Aysh said...

wow, thats looks awesome hun! I love also how minimal it is, if you could see the clutter on my dressing table! the light around it is very dark too because I have my wardrobe right next to it, I am loving that idea of putting pretty lights around the mirror to light up the area a bit? Am deffo gonna get some this weekend! thnx hun! mwah!

Aysh xoxo

trulymadlybeauty.blogspot.com

hannah said...

this is waay to adorable!! sooo cute..your style is amazing!!

xoxo,

insidelook19.blogspot.com

Amina said...

wow you can't even find anything that looks like what you made in stores! it's relly cute

Ella Pretty said...

I love how your room is turning out - first your wallpaper, then your closet/curtain, now this! So chic!

StyleFrost said...

Love how you've done this, great space saving idea! The shelf is great, love ikea!

1984civciv said...

Hi sweet, it looks great ! OMG love all youre Pictures *_*

*KISss , CivCiv xx

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Kyoote said...

that's super cute. i love the idea of the using the lights around the mirror. that makes it even more cute!

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Tanisa (Olivia) Rossi said...

I'm inspired! Looks so neat and put together. The mirror is my favourite piece.

I'm certain your house must be so well decorated and beautiful. I'm trying to decorate my small room to perfection, but I'm not sure where to start. lol

Lucky said...

Wow... You have inspired me!
As a newlywed, I don't really have a space where I can do my make up... I am no inspired to come up with something creative just as you have!
Thanks for the lovely ideas!
<3

Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up said...

It looks really good. Well done.
I actually got my dressing table at a discounted price. Now is actually a good time to look...loads of reductions near Christmas. XXX

Marisa said...

omg what a lovely room!!!! It looks beautiful!

Ms. Givens said...

Your room is beautiful. I had a room once that had one wall covered with cottage rose wallpaper. I miss it.
You gave me a great idea. I have a new desk in my room with nothing on it but a lamp. I think I will make it my dressing table. Brilliant!

Sami said...

Clever idea! The shelf is a great, inexpensive way of creating that 'dressing table' effect... and the lights are very showbiz! xx

Sophie said...

Wow. It looks great, and fits in perfectly with your room. Very inspiring.. if only I have some space in my room to do this sort of thing. It's crammed with furniture atm!

Karen said...

I loved what you have created. I to was saving up for a vanity table (dressing table) but decided to work with what I had instead. now have a beautiful vanity table that stores all my makeup. Loving it!!!

Royan24 said...

i love DIY! I already have a nice table, so I'm just waiting to find a pretty (but inexpensive) mirror. I'll prop it up on the table - voila, Vanity table! Maybe I'll go haunt some garage sales.

- royan24.blogspot.com

Imo said...

I absolutely love this setup! you have inspired me =D

ShyCheeeks said...

great DIY posts u've got there!
...please check my blog aswell, www.shycheeeks.blogspot.com
Hope u'll follow it :)

Tali said...

Great idea!!
Vanity tables are hard to find and so unreasonably expensive for something thats not a 'vital' item anyway! xx

Asiya said...

I agree with Tali, they always take a backseat to every other bedroom item because they take up space, especially in small rooms, and they are so expensive.

But when you have one it is SO NICE to have a personal space for makeup. I like the height. maybe it would keep the makeup out of my daughter's reach!

Muhsine said...

Glad you all like the idea, now chop chop show me your versions :) I have to be nosey and pick up some more tips!

Julie said...

Wow, I am SO inspired! My daughter has the gift of organization like you do, so if I can just purchase some interesting storage containers, as you have, she will be able to organize my makeup for me. Just beautiful!!

Julie xx

tina_mbc said...

Loving the whole feel of this room, like you're on a vacation somewhere! :)
Chok guzel!

xx

The Beautiful Blog said...

I think it looks really cosy and simple I can imagine it must be lovely taking your make up off in the evenings with just the fairy lights on (well I would lol)
I keep seeing lovely ideas on lots of blogs, I just did a post about my make up storage I hope you can have a little look and tell me what you think x

Sarah Bella said...

I love your set up! It's so beautiful and chic! Great job!

Saint Jean said...

Gosh are you ever clean and creative! I need to take some tips from you and start organizing soon... Everything is a mess in my room.

Queen Bee said...

I really like it, i love the lights around the mirror. I made my own too :)