So a few weeks ago my boyfriend and I made a trip to IKEA because I was sick and tired of doing my makeup sitting on the floor with a mirror on my window sill (don’t judge! it had the best lighting! lol)
Now we don’t live in the biggest apartment and we really don’t have enough space for a massive vanity, actually we only had 39 inches to work with in the corner of the bedroom where I could still get natural light, but also not be in a super awkward spot….I mean I wanted my makeup space to be *somewhat* private yano?
Also I wasn’t about to blow all my makeup-spending money on a vanity. $1,000 for a table? $400 for a chair?? $700 for a lighted mirror?? Uhhhh hell no. I spent a grand total of $245. That includes a desk with a drawer, chair, mirror, lights, round light bulbs, plugs for the lights, a set of 3 drawers, 4 baskets for lipsticks, a vase and faux flowers. Not too bad if you ask me! Here’s some photos of what the finished product looks like and I’ll link everything we used at the bottom! NOTE – My camera makes the lights look yellow in some pics and white in others, they’re a little bit more on the yellow side in person but I also use the small mirror to the right which has bright white LEDs around it when I get ready or when I record videos
So here’s what was used! (click the prices for direct links!)
MICKE Desk in White – $49.99
Small chair – $19.99 – I can’t find it on the IKEA website anymore but they have a TON around that price point, so whatever works for you!
KOLJA Mirror – $9.99
MUSIK Wall Lamp – $14.99 x 2, I originally wanted 3 (one for the top) but that would have been ridiculously bright, seriously this set up is like the freakin’ sun as it is. Also the lightbulbs were fairly expensive so it would have raised my cost quite a bit
LEDARE LED bulbs – $5.99 x 10. Yep, that’s where it got pricey
Cord for light fixtures – I paid $40 for mine but you can find them here for way less (grr!!) you need one for every fixture since these are meant to be installed into the wall, I needed to be able to plug mine into the wall. You can ask your local Home Depot/Lowes/wherever for help and they can show you how to put it all together. It was surprisingly VERY easy!
SNÄRTIG Vase – $0.79
For the flowers I just grabbed a few I liked, they start at like $0.99 and they had a ton of different ones at my local IKEA
SUMMERA Drawer insert – $7.99
LENNART Drawers – $9.99 this is PERFECT for my palettes and nail polishes cause it “hides” them but it’s still kinda see through… and if I can see my products? I’m way more likely to use them!
I can’t find the little baskets I have my lipsticks in online BUT I remember they were sold in packs of 2 and they were super cheap in the office supply area/department/whatever you wanna call it cause IKEA is a damn maze. Also I got the brush holder thing from Marshalls for about $5.
To finish it all off I added my JBL Flip 2 bluetooth speaker I got for free when I upgraded my phone cause I like to listen to music and talk on the phone when I get ready lol =)
Hope that helps you guys get inspired to build your own girly space! It doesn’t have to be expensive to be chic!