When it comes to looking your best, part of the process is giving yourself a good space to get ready in. If you’re comfortable and have good places to put things, you’ll actually enjoy getting ready in the morning or getting all dolled up! Besides that, a good powder room or vanity space that gives you storage for all your beauty products and supplies is a great way to make sure your bedroom or bathroom stays well organized and clutter free. Sure, there are plenty of vanities that you can purchase pre-made, but we always get way more satisfaction out of doing some customizing and making things ourselves.
1. How to choose and install the right lighting for a vanity space
Perhaps you’re used to being pretty handy and you’re feeling quite confident in your ability to build a vanity space for yourself in terms of the table, surface, or storage, but you’re a little bit concerned about lighting? Then we think you might find this resource from You Put It On that guides you through the best beauty based lighting options and installation instructions for different kinds.
2. DIY vanity mirror from dollar store press lights
Are you actually still feeling concerned about your vanity’s lighting even though you’ve seen a few different recommendations now, primarily because you’re working on a very small budget? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this dollar store press-light makeup mirror suggestion featured on Storee Of My Life!
3. DIY shabby chic vanity with pouf ottoman
If you’re going to make yourself a lovely vanity space in which to get ready when you want to look your best, would you rather make the look of the spot match the level of fancy you feel once you’re all finished? In that case, we think perhaps this rhinestoned shabby chic vanity that features a pouf ottoman and a tufted mirror frame might be right up your alley! Get the full details for making it happen for yourself on Cheap is The New Classy.
4. Double wide DIY vanity table with drawers
Have you actually taken a look at a few vanity tables and powder room furnishings that were pre-made and sold in stores but you just can’t find one that has quite as much storage as you’re looking for? Well, if you’re feeling very handy indeed and you have confidence in building DIY furniture pieces, then we think perhaps you’d prefer to make your own double wide vanity with nice big drawers, just like this one laid out by Studio 36 Interiors.
5. Modern farmhouse inspired bathroom vanity table for small spaces
Do you have a very small bathroom space to work with and, rather than keeping your current standing sink that doesn’t provide you with any counter space on which to put beauty products, you’d rather customize it a little? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Decor and The Dog made this fantastic little bathroom vanity that has a slightly farmhouse chic style.
6. Old wooden vanity paint makeover
Have you actually already gotten your hands on an old vanity from a vintage shop, thrift store, or garage sale but it needs a little bit of sprucing up if it’s going to look stylish rather than simply worn down? Then we think you might really appreciate the way Girl in The Garage outlines how to upcycle an old wooden vanity with its own mirror using paint.
7. DIY opening vanity hairpin desk
Do you actually live in a space so small that you’re not sure you can afford a spot along the wall or on the floor dedicated to being just a vanity space, since you also need a desk for work as well? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get a real kick out of te way Pneumatic Addict made a combination piece with rustic inspired wood and hairpin legs! Their tutorial shows you how to make a desk that opens up into a vanity with a mirror on the top’s underside and storage cubbies for your products.
8. DIY dresser to makeup vanity transformation
Perhaps you’re not actually that experience in furniture building or customization but we really caught your attention with the idea of creating yourself a powder room space that features lots of drawers to put your things in? In that case, we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way The Every Girl transformed a simple dresser into a beauty space.
9. Vintage sewing machine desk to makeup vanity
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the basic concept of turning vintage furnishings into vanity spaces but you’d like something even more unique looking and customized than simply an existing vanity that has just been painted? Well, particularly if you’re also crafty with fabric, we think you’ll have a great appreciation for the way My Repurposed Life turned a vintage sewing machine table into a vanity that features a mirror underneath the closing hatch on top.
10. DIY silver leaf vanity from a thrift store desk
Perhaps you’re actually still thinking about the concept of making a vanity space that has a bit of aplomb and looks very fancy indeed but you’re also quite interested in upcycling projects too? Then maybe you’d get along a little better with something like this fantastic silver leaf covered thrift shop desk turned vanity! Live, Love, DIY shows you how it’s done in detail.
11. DIY corner and curtain dressing table
Did we catch your attention when we started talking about not having a lot of floor space to put a vanity space in because you’ve really only got a free corner, but you haven’t found any corner-shaped pre-made vanities in stores? Then maybe it’s time to make your own! We love the way Beneath My Heart outlines their process step by step, including instructions for making it a curtain.
12. Makeup vanity from reclaimed wooden pallets
If you’re going to make yourself a whole piece of furniture, would you rather do it from scratch and create the whole thing with your bare hands? Well, especially if you appreciate upcycled projects and rustic decor aesthetics, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how 1001 Pallets made this impressive wooden vanity from reclaimed pallets.
13. Hair and makeup powder room space from a corner desk and floating shelves
Just in case we really caught your attention talking about DIY corner shaped desks but you’re not feeling so sure about the curtain and you feel like you could use a bit more storage than what you saw before? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Home With Lo made this version with lots of drawers and a series of floating shelves along the walls.
14. Space efficient vanity from a floating shelf and a hanging mirror
Perhaps you’re still thinking about space saving ideas we’ve already talked about but you’re actually looking for an idea that’s a little more minimalist in its style and structure? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Rock My Style created a small, wall mounted vanity space from a floating shelf and a mirror hanging on a chain.
15. Older dresser into a powder room vanity with a sink
We’ve talked once or twice by this point on the list about ways to turn an old dresser into a vanity with lots of drawer space, but what if you were actually thinking of more of a powder room design that would sit right in your bathroom? In that case, we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way An Oregon Cottage outlines the process for making a bathroom counter style family that still features its dresser drawers but also has a sink set into its top!
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