I’ve been working hard at redoing our office to accommodate some makeup storage. After a lot of searching for the right solution, I decided on an IKEA makeup vanity, DIY style! Keep reading to learn about the situation I was dealing with, what I needed, and the specific setup I chose for my vanity.
A Need for Change!
I’ve actually had this idea for a couple years. Our office was not a happy, creative space like it should be. We shared a desk that had been primarily Mark’s desk. I sat at it to do my makeup and used a portion of it to do my projects, but our stuff was getting cluttered and mingled together. I had boxes of makeup piling up in the corner of the room too. It was not a good situation!
I knew I wanted a vanity to sit at as well as a set of drawers to house my beauty products. The problem was that I didn’t have a whole room to work with, so I had to be smart about it. I couldn’t take over the whole room (I take up most of the apartment as it is – as girls, we just have a lot of stuff, ya know?). So, point is, Mark needs his own space too.
My New IKEA Makeup Vanity
After browsing vanities everywhere, I found that most appealed to me visually, but weren’t functional enough. Many of them had only a few drawers – nowhere near enough storage for the growing makeup collection of a beauty blogger! I didn’t have room to get a set of drawers along with a vanity and I actually liked the idea of having one unit for everything anyway. I turned to IKEA.
I decided on putting together a couple of Alex drawer units with a table top.
My IKEA makeup vanity set up:
|A peek at my drawers.|
Everything about this setup turned out perfect. I love how it looks. I can’t help walking into the room every few minutes just to admire it. I was able to fit all of my makeup in the drawers with room to spare. Mark still gets his desk with his own space and I get my own girly space. Now we can both be in the room, doing our own things without encroaching on each other.
|The view of the top of my desk. There’s plenty of room to work!|
|My perfumes in the corner of my desk. I have a better idea for them though.|
If you don’t have access to an IKEA store, here are some other vanity options:
- Here’s a super cute white vanity set. I would’ve gotten this one if it had more drawer space!
- Here’s the same one in black
- This one is a different style with a folding mirror. Nice clean design. I also like this one a lot.
Join the discussion
How do you organize your makeup collection? In a vanity? Set of drawers?
The bathroom counter? In a basket? In a train case?
Comment below to discuss with us!