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Organize This: Makeup Station!

Trend: Mirrored Furniture

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Mirrored furniture can be both functional and beautiful in any room in the home.  I am especially smitten with mirrored console tables, dressers, nightstands and vanities.

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Makeup vanities come in endless colors, shapes and sizes, and with a little creativity they can be squeezed into a bedroom, bathroom or walk-in closet.

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Vanities make for a really wonderful place to sit down and do your daily glam routine.  And with a few tips, they can be created quite simply and still function big.

The key components of any makeup station starts with the vanity, a mirror, good lighting and a chair or stool.  The vanity itself can be created by re-purposing a desk, scouring thrift stores for a vintage piece or even from a console table typically intended for living areas.

 

To organize beauty supplies, drawer dividers come in handy to ensure makeup doesn’t become a jumbled mess, while tabletop organizers can function big for drawer-less vanities.  Acrylic options tend to work best since they can easily be wiped down as makeup tends to create small dusty messes.

 

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Another creative way to maximize beauty supply storage is to think up!  Wall shelves and organizers are a great way to keep makeup and accessories within reach, without cluttering the main surface area.

 

Tucking a small storage cart or set of drawers below the table also provides added storage for bulkier items such as curling irons and hair dryers.

 

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Decorative jars, mugs or pencil cups work perfectly for storing makeup brushes.  They allow for the brushes to stand up {add beads or coffee beans} and prevents makeup dust from spreading within drawers and makeup bags.

 

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Adding a small tray to your vanity not only corrals daily favorites such as perfume, lipstick and jewels, it also adds a pretty decorative detail as well.

 

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Organize This: Bathroom Vanity

Trend: Painted Bathroom Vanities!

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Painting your vanity will give you a beautiful look on the outside, but how do you conceal, stash and organize your belongings on the inside?

Gain access to the backs of the cabinets by using a lazy susan, which will spin items in the back, to the front.  Old metal tool boxes can be given new life with pretty paint, and be used to store hair supplies or first aid products {minus medications as they should never be stored in the bathroom}.  Bonus points for utilizing the back of the cabinet door to hold a roll of paper towels, a rack for smaller toiletries or even hanging extra hand towels.

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If your vanity wasn’t blessed with built in shelves, you can always DIY or purchase some after.  Another super simple and effective option is stackable drawers.  Once labeled, they keep it easy to find any bathroom tool in a jiff!

If an open look is what you are after {and to give yourself quicker access to your everyday items}, try removing your vanity doors and using a few color-happy bins and trays to corral all of your bathroom necessities.

Bathrooms are probably one of the most frequently cleaned rooms in the home.  Make it easier on yourself by tossing a basket within the vanity, to corral all of the cleaning goodies.

Caddies with dividers not only keep your drawers organized, they also allow for portable storage of beauty supplies, such as nail care products.

Don’t forget the area above the vanity!  Installing a wall unit behind the mirror will double your bathroom storage capacity.

Open vanities give you instant access to everyday personal care.  Wire and woven baskets are the perfect mix and match solution for bath supplies, towels and paper products.

No vanity?  Add a tall and slender etagere.  They can tuck behind the loo or in-between sinks, which makes them space saving.  They offer open or concealed storage and are great for decorative objects mixed with everyday personal care items.

 

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