Thursday, December 6, 2012

Designing My New Makeup Vanity Room!



Okay kidding... but I have been thinking about it A LOT.

So in case you haven't picked up on this yet... I live with Tyson in Joplin part time and I live with my 'rents at the Lake part time. So far, so good. With that being said, Tyson's house is rather...


Which I'm okay with...

I have changed a few things, thrown a lot of crap away, cleaned some stuff that ain't neva been cleaned, and so on... you get the point.

So he has this random room... upstairs... with the our bedroom, the spare bedroom, and the bathroom.

We call it the "crap room"... you'll see why.
It's the "crap room" for two reasons.
1. This is where we put the crap we don't have a place for.
2. The cats crap here.

Makes sense to me.

So this crap room used to be WAAAAAY worse. When I met Tyson, I couldn't see the floor.
It had two more shelves in it, crap laying on every surface (including the floor), and all of that wire was sprawled all over the floor.

I nearly had a coronary.

I slowly started cleaning it and this is where I am today.
much better... trust me
(this is the wall to the left of the doorway)


I have this disease where I can never "fully" get ready. I take a shower, lotion up, brush my teeth, do my makeup, and then...

screeeeeeeeeeching halt

Hair never gets done.

(or sometimes the hair gets done and no makeup)

(or sometimes neither get done)

I never ever knew that most girls SIT DOWN to get ready.


I stand at the dang sink and do my thang.

My feet start to hurt, I get hot from the shower steam, I'm blocking the sink and Tyson can't do anything...


The crap room is the perfect size to transform into a makeup vanity room. I went to Lowe's and started looking at cabinetry, lighting, paint, and instantly started pestering Tyson to finish the sheet rock and put a damn light fixture in there.

Here is my working-vision!
Once Tyson finishes the sheet rock and the overhead light fixture, I get to paint!

Ikea has most of the furniture pieces that I am going to shove in this tiny room. This "room simulator" is for a kitchen, so I had to use their cabinetry pieces and not the actual pieces I will be purchasing.

These are the pieces I have picked out.
All that shoved on one wall hopefully!

I'm gonna jam those theater system components in the Pax wardrobe along with all those damn wires.
(Wondering about the wires? Tyson used to do home theater systems so when he wired his own house, he never really finished the job... clearly.)
The cleaning supplies, clear tote boxes, and that other crap will go in the Pax wardrobe, too.

The Micke desk will house my makeup...
and the Alex unit will house more makeup along with my hair and beauty items!

Here is my inspiration!
I have to find a leopard chair!

So what do you think? Do you like? Do you have any suggestions?
Let me know!


  1. I used to have one of those Micke desks - it was pretty sturdy and a GREAT deal. If you are looking for other furniture for your room, I LOVE my Malm chest. It has a mirror that opens and closes on top so I store all of my jewelry there. Here's the link:

    Good luck!

    Meg @

    1. Just looked at the Malm dresser and it is pretty sweet! More options! Oh no!! Lol

  2. Hilarious! When I worked I sat down at a vanity in the green room to get ready. So much more comfortable. I have to say Tyson is a keeper if he is letting you make an entire room for make-up! That's great.

    1. At first, he thought I was crazy. But then I threw threw in the "We live in a Harley Davidson bachelor pad... I get a friggin' to decorte." Lol

  3. All those wires make me think you're a command centre for the CIA or something....
    I love the idea of a make-up room! Your plan looks great -- can't wait to see it finished!

    1. Yes the wires are a bit out of control. He wired his house to be a "show room" for potential customers. That's great and all but finish the job, please! Lol.

      I can't wait til it's done either!!

  4. Its going to looks so pretty! I love the mirrored vanity with the lights around it! I have my boyfriend making me one for my Christmas present! Yea!

    Happy Holidays!


  5. I am doing a Holiday Giveaway from Sephora! Hope you stop by and enter!

    Happy Holidays,

    Brooke♥ ❤ ❥

  6. that will be so nice! i have always wanted a vanity, but don't have any extra space for one. maybe when we move!
    oh, and i stand up to get ready too. always have done it right in front of the sink!

  7. How did you get that "virtual" image to work with?

    1. I used a kitchen room designer on Ikea's website and took screenshots as I went.

  8. Where did you get the mirro with lights on it? Or where did you get the lights at?

  9. Yes..where did you get the mirror?? All i can find online is the vanity girl hollywood one that is quite pricey

  10. Yes..where did you get the mirror?? All i can find online is the vanity girl hollywood one that is quite pricey

    1. I bought the vanity chrome light strips from amazon and a polished edge mirror at Home Depot to make one for my daughter.

  11. Where can I get the same vanity mirror with lights that you used in your "Vanity Project", it looks amazing! It's so hard to find. I'm surprising my daughter with her own vanity as soon as I can get the "Mirror with lights"

    1. Lowe's and Home Depot carry light bars like these for bathroom vanities. You can find them in 3, 4 or even 5 bulb lengths. I hope that helps!

    2. Oh alright, that sounds great thank you. But what about the mirror. Where can I find it?

    3. Lowes and Home Depot carry mirrors. Just ask for a "frameless bathroom mirror". They have many shapes and sizes.

    4. Thank You so much for your help. Can't wait to see the vanity finished and see my daughter's reaction....

  12. I'm wondering what it looks like now lol this post was done so long ago and I'm curious, and a bit jealous to be honest lol not enough room in our house for a makeup room

  13. I would love to see the finished project as well... i am currently outfitting my "BeautyRoom" I am using most of the diffrent sized Ikea "Alex" drawers also. Only I didnt opt for a pre-made desk. I am using two 4 drawer Alex drawer components and then a 78inch table top. I am also having trouble finding a mirror with built in lights that is over 40inches wide. If anyone knows of any good options please update me in a reply


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