10.02.2012

5 MINUTE VANITY

I can't even count how many times ive moved my acrylic console table around my loft. Ive used it in my entryway, as a desk, and eventually as a catchall because I just wasn't happy with how it was being purposed. I wanted to use it for something I would visit often. I recently remembered I had purchased acrylic shelves months ago, but still had not found a place for them. I have been using my bedroom dresser as a makeshift vanity and everything was just looking disorganized... I knew exactly how I would use my lucite pieces. 
It really turned out better than I thought, took no time to set up, and it has great functionality.  I used designer boxes to store the not so pretty cosmetics and displayed the more glamorous ones all on one shelf, so not to let the clutter get too out of hand. Random glassware from discount stores and flea markets hold my brushes and tubed makeup. The faux bamboo chair was old and semi tattered when I found it... I repainted  and reupholstered it (as well as my two kitchen chairs). 
I especially loved this project because I didn't have to buy anything. I already had everything I needed around my place. This was such an easy project that really makes getting ready in the morning less stressful and gives me the opportunity to display my cosmetics in a unique and organized way.  

58 comments:

  1. oh man, that is super cute. I've also been wanting to do somethingl ike that with my old chanel perfume bottle :)

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  2. this is so perfect! i'd love something similar to this in my own room!

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  3. What a great use of space, so functional! Your interior design ideas are amazing.

    xx Jasmine
    superficialthingsss.blogspot.com

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  4. This is just too cute!
    Amazing!

    By*

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  5. It turned out great!! Love all the designer boxes to stash away the little things. Great idea. :)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  6. It looks so good! I love the acrylic pieces... makes it so classy.

    xo, alison*elle

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  7. I love this! I have similar shelves and haven't been too sure what to do with that. I really love them paired with that table.

    Deana
    www.tesoribelle.com

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  8. Love the way the shelves turned out, so girly yet organized! I'm looking into getting that table it just looks so pretty! :) Love the look of acryllic/lucite.

    xo
    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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  9. Unbelievable sense of style for design too..it's amazing..I'd love to have you furnishing my house! You're a talent..looks like a magazine! Love Huge Huge Love
    Claudia
    http://claudia-overtherainbow.blogspot.com

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  10. omg this is so cute! I love everything about it, so minimalistic and trendy!

    fashioncrossing.com

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  11. I never know what to do with all my makeup stuff and I hate clutter so store most of mine out of the way!
    But this has convinced me that it can look uncluttered, in a way! Very inspiring! Another original project of yours that I love!
    Nikki B.

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  12. I really like your layout, love the chair x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. That's so beautiful!!

    www.cappuccinoandcream.com

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  14. such amazing style and design :) love how de-clutterd it looks! you have such great interior ideas alex :) x

    http://thevoguereadersthoughts.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I absolutely love the way you've put it together, and the colors compliment each other so well. Great job Alex! [P.S. Are the lucite shelves drilled into the wall? I'm wondering if I can do something like that for my apartment without getting the landlord on my butt.]

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  16. Love this, super simple !
    www.lapizofluxury.com

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  17. OMG!!!..I just love your chair!!!...and I miss so much your YouTube videos!!! .. :D :D

    http://journal4style.blogspot.ro/

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  18. Such a pretty vanity area<3 I love all the glass!

    xoxo
    EV
    eviiarty.blogspot.com

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  19. This vanity looks so good something I should keep in mind for my bedroom reorganization

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  20. Love how simple, clean and chic your vanity space is! Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo J

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  21. the prettiest set up I've came across XO

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  22. Oh my god. This is a dream setup! I can't get over how cute this is. Makes me want to work on mine again!

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  23. I love your setup!!!! Where did you get your acrylic console table?? I would LOVE one!

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  24. I adore the peeks into your home decor and this one is no exception. Your vanity set-up is chic, minimal and beautifully decorated. You really have a knack for interior design!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  25. Oh thank you for this, I'm excited to go home and rearrange my vanity now. I attempted to do it at the weekend but got caught up in other things so this post is very timely;)

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  26. very chic - love the acrylic displays, keeps everything feeling very open and sleek. thanks for the sneak peek =)

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  27. soooo beautiful :)

    http://alisiclaire.blogspot.de/

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  28. This is so pretty!! Love Love! :)

    sheeravenue.blogspot.com

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  29. Decor post are always my favorites, i love it! Xx

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  30. This looks awesome. I really love your decor posts! You have an innate sense of style, that's obvious :) That wallpaper with the dots is FABULOUS!

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  31. Wow it looks so pretty. Love it.
    Love your blog and really need some of your jewelery to add it on my outfit posts.
    Have a lovely day
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  32. very very cute... i'm just struggling to keep my vanity organized... but this is on a whole new level of cuteness!!!

    rachel x
    http://blushandbrunch.blogspot.com

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  33. i really enjoy reading your blog, you have such a great taste!!! honestly so wunderfull all the photos, like your style! x

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  34. This is great I love how crisp and clean it looks.

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  35. Organized and really cute! Love it :D


    glamDevils

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  36. One of my favourite Vanity ideas. I love what you did with the nail polish - may adopt the idea myself ;)

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  37. Love this. Love acrylic and everything look so chic!

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  38. looks awesome!

    www.andrea-clare.blogspot.com

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  39. Love the layout ... but LOVE the closet door more! Did you do that yourself?

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  40. the nail polish bowl looks amazing, have to adopt this idea :-) xoxo

    paandoraa.blogspot.com

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  41. amazing. your blog always inspires me. I use ikea wall shelves for a vanity, i love that it's not as heavy and space consuming as a traditional vanity

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  42. Love it ! Where did u buy the miror tray ? :) thx

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  43. Oh how I wish I had such a beautiful dressing table! I love the way you reorganized the pieces you already had and created something entirely new :-) Great style!

    xoxo
    Mehrnaz
    http://www.shoplemonde.de

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  44. I love when you're able to repurpose items you already have! This looks great.

    Kelly
    keepupwithkelly.blogspot.com

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  45. Your make-up station is so cute! Love the pastel colours!x

    http://luxenoirbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  46. Well, I am the one, who believes to look stunning and glamorous all the time, be it a formal meeting, casual outing, party, or any other special occasion.
    http://onlineclothingshop.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/online-dress-shopping/

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  47. LOVE your vanity!! It's exactly how I would want mine to look like too! :) I'm bookmarking this for future reference. :)

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  48. Looks beautiful and very glam!

    =)


    Brooke

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  49. What a GREAT IDEA your makeup area to have in a house or apartment. Very clever!! It is totally ZEN!

    Thanks again

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  50. I LOVE your vanity area. It is so feminine and girly looking, when I move out I'll have this post kept in my mind!

    mabelmatilda.blogspot.com

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  51. What a great way to organize! I am a fan of YSL Shocking mascara too!

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  52. where can i find those shelves you used for the wall?

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