Monday, June 11, 2012

Dressing / Vanity Room Updates & Organization

As some of you may know I've recently changed made the spare room in my house into a dressing/vanity room. I'm completely obsessed with it and while I'm not the most organized person, having this room makes me want to organize everything! Here are some updates. 
My favorite thing is this makeup desk. It was Jason's school desk when he was little so I just touched up a little of the black paint that had chipped off, repainted the top w/ a high gloss paint and bought a piece of glass to go over the top. My absolute FAVORITE thing would have to be the Chanel logo. I found the logo on Google, printed it out, stuck it on the desk and layed the glass over it. I feel like it really makes the desk. 
I got this cushion from Walmart since sitting on that hard piece of wood was no fun
This piece above is a letter holder from TJ Maxx that I got for $6.99. It holds 8 MAC palettes perfectly. I currently have 3 MAC palettes in front and 2 larger ones behind them.
This drawer in the middle of my desk basically held all my lashes, misc palettes and other stuff that I didn't use much. It was kind of messy since I would just throw stuff in there. Sooo...
I went to the $1 store and got these little white baskets to better organize it. 
This thing here is actually a shoe rack that a neighboor of mine threw out. Nothing is wrong with it and it looks brand new. When I first saw it I immediately thought it would be perfect as an accessory holder. Plus I had this bare section of the wall that I've been wanting to cover up a bit. I find that having my accessories on display like this helps me use more of them. Before I would just rotate through the same 2 or 3 bracelets.  

I'm not sure if I will keep this thing long term. If I find something better to put in that spot I will probably end up giving it away, but for now it works perfectly. 


If you wondering what I did w/ my paper towel holder that I was using as an accessory holder. 

I re-purposed it as a toilet paper holder since we already have one in the kitchen.

What do you guys think of the updates?


Anonymous said...

Wow yes the CHANEL logo finishes off the desk, Loooooooove it!!! Your vanity looks lovely, I'm an organisational freak so love these type of posts. Oh and great tip about the toilet paper holder, was looking for something like this for my guest bathroom.

Dianna said...

awesome tips I love the way youve organized everything!

Unknown said...

Wow! That's creative!! If I didn't have a kitten, I would use this idea!!!

Unknown said...

i'm falling in love with your pictures and your blog too! ;-) wow!
You have a perfect style! i want invite you on my blog! i care! and if you like, we could follow each other! what do you think? I care! i wait for you! kisses
Miriam stella

is fashion my Passion? the MiriamStella's Blog

james said...

omg i love the idea of a paper towel holder turned into a toilet paper holder! and i love your organization, too! come clean my room, please? haha <3 hope youre well sweetheart!

xx james

Miyan said...

i love the chanel logo on your dresser, great idea!!! and cute way to display your jewelry :)

i didnt use a sock to make my high bun, i dont know how..i literally just flipped my hair over and used 2 hair ties (i have super thick hair) and then used mini clips to keep in stable. maybe i should post a how-to, hmmm...


Keit said...

Wow, awesome room. The way you organized your accessories- pure genius! I keep them in a crummy box and it's very difficult when I have to dig in to chose something :D

Megan, said...

love the vanity and shoe rack idea!

now following :D

Xo Megan

Megan, said...

love the vanity and shoe rack idea!

now following :D

Xo Megan

Unknown said...

So great~!!!

Alisa Marie said...

Great job organizing, your vanity is very cute! PS - thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

I love the desk, that's just cute.

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