I was holding off on publishing this blog post until we painted the wall navy like originally planned, but with my snail pace rate of previous projects, I’m not sure when that might happen. So, for now, I will just post about what I used to organise the space. So, let’s get started!
Creating the makeup desk
I used two floating shelves from Bunnings (various sizes) to create the ‘desk’ and ‘drawers’ section of my makeup table. They were relatively cheap and easy to install; although if you watched my stories as I was installing them, you would have seen that I did manage to put a hole in the wall with a wall plug (oops).
I’m not even going to attempt to try and give you instructions on how to mount floating shelves, because I am absolutely useless at doing these things ‘properly’. I am too impatient to read instructions and just sort of wing it, break it and then fix it (or call hubby to fix it), so please read the instructions and don’t listen to my advice here haha; but I placed a regular chair against the wall to measure how high I wanted the shelves and then marked it out. The distance between the two shelves depended on the highest make up product I was going to store there, which in my case, were eyeliner pencils which I keep upright.
Once the shelves were up, I hung the $29 K-Mart mirror which I spray painted gold using Rust-oleum Metallic spray paint. Once again, I will not be attempting to give instructions on how to spray paint a mirror as I was too impatient to wait until the weekend to do it in broad day light, so I took the mirror outside one day after work, when it was pitch black, used my hand to cover the glass and sprayed the rim. I then proceeded to sit on the laundry floor cleaning off the excess gold paint off the glass, with my very gold hands.
I will also not be attempting to give any advice on how to hang the K-Mart mirror because I winged that as well (measured the width of the hanging mechanism and then replicated the measurement on the wall, added two screws and sort of swiveled it around until it fit in place).
Now, for those who are into make up, I must apologise now because you will be deeply offended with my collection of cheap supermarket stuff I’ve owned for 12 years. Since starting this post, I did invest in some new stuff though, so now I just need to replace my 12 year old brushes (eww).
I use acrylic organisers from both Vanity Collections and K-Mart to organise all my make up. Initially, I planned to have baskets for face, eyes, lips etc, but I have since found it much more practical to just have everything out on display because it makes getting ready much quicker. Our robe has no windows so doesn’t really get dusty but I do still wipe it down as part of my weekly dust.
This walkway used to have a storage cube which proved to be quite impractical for the narrowness of the space so I decided to turn this into my make up corner so I wasn’t clogging up the bathroom each time I was getting ready.
I used to store my jewellery and accessories on the little K-Mart shelves but they were protruding far too much the walkway to be viable, so I have since switched to something slightly more narrow as you may have seen in my early post on jewellery organisation.
My accessories now sit in the shoe closet on the other end of the wardrobe.
So there you have it! Possibly the most unhelpful blog post thus far 😀