DIY: Makeup Vanity

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DIY: Makeup Vanity
You can easily make a make-up vanity with a few tools. (the hammer image by Jim Mills from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>)

A make-up vanity is a place where people can sit and apply their make-up, a convenient spot where all of the items they&amp;#039;ll need can be stored. Making a make-up vanity is easy and is a thrifty alternative to purchasing a vanity from a furniture store, where similar items can be pricey. The vanity can be pulled together with some basic items you may already have on hand and can be a rewarding and fun project.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Dresser
  • Hammer
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood stain
  • Paint brush
  • Wall mirror
  • Nails
  • 2 table lamps
  • Stools

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Find an old dresser you can convert into the main table part of the make-up vanity. Remove all of the drawers except for the top one and use a hammer to bust away any slider parts left behind from the drawers. Cut the legs off of the dresser to the proper height for your seating.

  2. 2

    Smooth the entire surface of the dresser with sandpaper until you have just the raw wood left behind. Apply a wood stain to the dresser with the proper paint brush and let dry.

  3. 3

    Move the vanity to its desired location, placing it flush against a wall. Lay a decorative scarf over it or a glass tabletop.

  4. 4

    Hang a wall mirror on the wall over the table using a hammer and nails. Make sure it is low enough that you can see yourself when seated in front of the table.

  5. 5

    Place a table lamp on either side of the vanity so you have proper lighting. Tuck a stool against the table to create a seat. Fill the top drawer of the vanity with your make-up and brushes.

Tips and warnings

  • Choose paint instead of a wood stain if you'd like a different colour.
  • Make sure to put the vanity in an area that is not shadowed so your make-up application is easier.

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