I am sure we all watch and drool over the beauty vloggers on YouTube who all own the dreamy makeup vanities. I know I do. I have always wanted a beautiful space to apply my makeup every morning, but never wanted to break the bank trying to achieve it. Well, I will show you how you can create your own beauty vlogger makeup vanity, without the price tag that makes you cringe.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1 Linmon Table Top from Ikea for $8.99 (yes, that's eight dollars and ninety-nine cents!!
- 4 Adils Legs from Ikea for $4 each. ($16 total)
-1 Fullen Mirror with Shelf (shelf is optional) from Ikea for $9.99
-1 Musik Wall Lamp from Ikea (I was only given the UK option online, but I bought mine in-store in the US) for $9.99
-5 E12 Bulbs (I got mine from Ikea, but I am sure you can find them cheaper on Amazon or home improvement stores) Mine were $6.99 and are LED lights. I had a few of them already, so I didn't need to buy all five.
I already owned the Alex Drawer Unit from Ikea, so this is definitely optional. (this item is not included in the under $50) This does retail at Ikea for $79.00. There are much cheaper options, so you do not need to splurge on this one. I have had this unit for about two years now and love it! It gives me alllllll that makeup storage I need.
You may also need a level, drill, electrical tape, wire strippers, and an extension cord.
First, you will want to screw all four legs to the table. The table top comes with pre-drilled holes, so all you need is to line up the metal plates to the holes and drill the legs into the metal plates. You should end up with a plain white table. Not a very exciting picture, but I included for demonstration purposes!
Hanging the mirror was very simple. The mirror came with instructions and all the screws to complete. You pretty much just drill the four screw into the wall and then hang the mirror. The mirror shelf just slid in.
Next, James had to assemble the light fixture. Unfortunately, the light bar comes unfinished. By this, I mean, it did not have the standard US wall adapter. So, he essentially had to take the adapter from a extension cord and wire it to the light bar. I have no clue how this works, nor how to explain. Fortunately, he was able to get the job done. I wouldn't recommend trying this unless you are familiar with electrical and wiring, unlike me.
After the vanity is complete and the light is up, you are all set to decorate!
The stool is one from my old vanity set. All I did was spray paint it white to match the vanity. One day I may get around to upholstering the fabric on the stool.
Now my makeup collection has a happy place to live!