I've been wanting a vanity for some time now. They're just so feminine and girly and old school! While I didn't necessarily want to make an investment until I found EXACTLY what I wanted, I didn't want to wait either. Sooooo, I put a little creativity to work and came up with a vanity I love!
Put together out of things I already own, I took an unused small wooden coffee table and propped it up on two storage bins. Covered it with a pretty sheet with a lace trim and the bones of my vanity were in place!
I already had an extra stool, and since I don't have a ton of room; it actually worked great! I added a scarf that I rarely use as a runner to add some color and interest.
I dug around in the kitchen and snagged old scented candle jars, thrifted teapots and sugar dishes. These formed the chorus of carryalls for my jewelry. I couldn't believe how much beautiful jewelry I own that I never wear because, frankly, I forgot I had it! It's usually tucked away in a cabinet in wooden boxes. And while that's pretty traditional, it's not really practical. How can you wear what you can't see?
By the way, the sugar dish? A great makeup brush holder!
Aren't perfumes pretty displayed? These are all the perfumes I own as the Coco Mademoiselle is my signature fragrance. I usually wear Flori De Capri (in the small square bottle) to bed. Safari by Ralph Lauren is an old favorite and the two bottles of 4711 are of German origin and belonged to my mother. 4711 has been around FOREVER, and it has a clean citrus-y scent. One of the bottle is a great bangle bracelet holder!
The white mirror belonged to my mother. There's a story behind the bow. It went to a Valentino (my all time favorite designer) bathrobe that belonged to my mother as well. I wore it until it had holes in it and finally self consented to throw it away. But I did want to keep a piece of it, so I saved the sash, starched and ironed it and made it into a bow which I hung from a hook above the mirror. I love the way it turned out and it's a pretty way to display something that has sentimental value to me!
This is the view from the front. All my makeup is in the white zipper box in the middle and I love having my pretties displayed! The vintage lamp is a $5 thrift find and I covered the shade with pink ribbon. So the moral of this story is: If there's something you want, you probably already have it! You just have to look with new eyes!
And before I end this post, let me say a big congratulations to Allison Anne. She's the winner of my Market Place India giveaway! Allison, I'll be passing on your email and will be in touch with you so that you can get your $100 gift card! Lucky You!!!