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Show us your vanity/make up set up!

I searched around and saw storage but not many vanities.

 

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I just got my vanity in today, I'm probably going to get a chest to store everything else, because these drawers are small! They also don't open all the way.  This is my set up for now.

 

Whats your set up like? 

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You do not want to ever see what I use for a"vanity" , It is an entire bathroom that used to be themaster and the smaller walk thru closet in what used to be my childs very first room.....

 

I do not think I could find a vanity to work ( I also have my theater make up and costumes in the mix )

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You don't have to have all your makeup fit in your vanity! I love my vanity, but if I need to find one to fit my collection, I would need She Hulks vanity.

 

I desperately need to grab two or three Alex nine drawers to store the rest of my collection more elegantly lol

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i actually don't have any makeup in my vanity! i use the drawer for different odds and ends that i may need (extra tweezers, scissors a pen, etc).  all of my makeup is in 2 alex 9 drawers

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I have the Ikea Malm and I just cut up boxes from purchases and stuck it underneath the glass to spruce it up a bit Smiley Happy

Mirror and Lights: Ikea

Chair: TJ Maxx - I had my eye on it for several weeks but I couldn't bring myself to pay $129 and when I went to look at it again, it was marked down to $99!

Magnified mirror: TJ Maxx

Drawers: Hautelook and Bed, Bath & Beyond

Lipstick holders: Hautelook & Amazon

Vanity Tray: Lamps Plus, SO RANDOM! But exactly what I wanted.

I made the brush holders using stuff I got from Michael's.

 

I also made this jewelry board and nail polish racks: 

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The nail polish racks lured me in.  Where did you get these and how many polishes can one hold?  I like it as long as they come preassembled.  I hate putting things together.  Thanks!

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They're from Ikea! They're actually spice racks. They don't come preassembled but it takes about 2 minutes to assemble each one! It's very basic and very easy Smiley Happy Promise! They hold about 20-24 nail polishes a piece. Keep in mind it comes in a birch color; I painted them.

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You did a great job.  I keep hoping I will find something easy, but it looks like I am going to have to do some work if I want a rack that is not plastic.  I currently have 114 nail polishes, and that number will keep growing, so I would need at least 5-6.  Add painting, and that is too much work for me.  My SIL swears by IKEA, but I dread the place as I hear nothing there comes assembled.  Her dream is my nightmare.  

 

It reminds me of when we ordered the furniture for my son's nursery.  For some reason, they refuse to assemble cribs.  We waited until we knew the gender to order the furniture.  I wanted white for a girl and natural for a boy.  It was supposed to take 12 weeks, but took almost 5 months.  They called me to tell me the furniture was ready the day before I ended up delivering him.  It was delivered five days after he was born.  My husband did not put the crib together until he was over four months old.  He had no crib for four months!  He only slept in play pens and the co sleeper.  We do not put things together here.  If I buy something unassembled, it will sit in a box forever.  I have a toy shelf in a box I bought over a year ago.

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Oh my gosh, that's terrible! The spice racks contain four pieces and you only have to screw in four screws and the holes are predrilled! I thought three racks would be enough but clearly I was being optimistic lol I do like the look of it though compared to plastic ones. Best of luck on your search!

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Thank you.  I like the look of it too.  

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I would also say it depends on the size of the polish. I have a lot of OPI and Essie, which are on the larger end but if you have a lot of Julep or Sally Hansen (the cylinder looking ones), you can fit way more!

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I have all of the ones you mentioned plus a lot more, including Urban Decay minis which are very small and Deborah Lippmann's, which are quite bulky.  I completely forgot that I had a Sally Hansen until I read your comment.  It is Dry Kwik, not an actual polish, but it looks like a polish.  I must have counted it in my total since it is somewhere inside my bins.  I am unimpressed with it, so I have not used it in a long time.

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Spice racks... that's genius!!  I get so worried about hanging things in our place.  I feel like I'd do something wrong & the second I fill it up, everything will come crashing down Smiley Sad

 

xo, Mia

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WOW I love how you did that! 

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Thank you!

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I love that vanity mirror! Did it come lighted? I'm moving and thinking of fun, ideas for my new vanity area but am having the hardest time finding a mirror that 1.) will fit the space and 2.) is not super expensive.

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No, the lights are separate but the mirror itself is only $9.99 (Ikea Kolja) and the lights were $14.99 (Ikea Ledberg). They are actually three separate pieces, but I only used two of them. They also have ones that come in four pieces for $29.99 Smiley Happy

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Awesome thanks for the info!!

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So…I went to IKEA and picked up the mirror and lights tonight! It will be awhile before everything gets set up but I cannot wait!! Thanks again for the idea Smiley Happy

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This. Is. AMAZING!

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Love all of it!  Thank you for sharing the where-to-buy info!