My New Makeup Vanity

Happy new week, everyone!  Can you believe how quickly we've moved through February, and now have only 4 days left?  I know some of you have been literally "snow plowing" your way through these Winter months and are anxiously awaiting Spring.  Even sunny Arizona is getting some very chilly weather (36* at 8 a.m.) here in the valley desert and lots of snow in the high country...very happy skiers!  Well, enough about the weather...Mother Nature seems to be playing a cruel game of "Guess What's Coming Next!"  How about some pretty pictures and a lot of my rambling...up for that?

Today I wanted to share my new makeup vanity where I store and use all of the new makeup I talked  about in my last post HERE.  I rearranged and The Man created a vanity where I can sit and do my makeup.  Below are three pics from my 2014 Barbie Dream Closet reveal.

This is where I did my makeup for several years....standing here, using my vanity mirror, and storing my "most often used" supplies in the top shallow drawer.

I grew weary of this setup and started thinking about using the top of the dirty clothes bins....I mean, just look at all that wasted real estate!


I was just going to move everything over here and use
a small stool to sit on.  The Man's wheels started turning
and came up with something much better......

Wait for it...

Is The Man smart or what!

He also cut down my magnifying mirror to the perfect height.

I made a cover for this little stool and also for the bench you see at 
the upper left...good old drop cloth!  I just tuck the stool back in the corner
when not in use.

 This acrylic organizer (HomeGoods) is the only new piece
I purchased.  I already had the other organizers.
I keep some tools, sponges and pre-moistened wipes (to clean makeup off my hands & brushes),
in this 3-drawer unit.

I've been using this lipstick tray for a few years but recently added this glass dish ($Store)
with small crystal filler (originally from Michael's) to hold glosses and such that were always
falling over.

Originally, I stored folded sweaters in this glass cabinet above the makeup vanity, but I decided it was 
a much better place to display some of my purses.

Pretty and colorful!

The previous makeup area is now home to jewelry and perfumes.

I really like this tiered bracelet holder...HomeGoods a few years ago.

Jewelry and......
More jewelry in the top 2 drawers, and....

Surplus supplies and such...let's just call it an organized "junk drawer," shall we?

So what do you think?  I love it!  The Man made such a nice area for me to sit and work some cosmetic magic....well, at least I try.  And before you even ask, he is all mine and you cannot borrow him!
He is just as sweet as his smile indicates!

Hope you have enjoyed this post.  I'm having fun kind of mixing up what I post about, so who knows what will be on the agenda for next time!  Please come back for a visit any time.

Warm hugs,

I hope to be joining some of these lovely ladies this week:

Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday
Suzy at Worthing Court for The Scoop
Carol at The Red Painted Cottage for Share Your Style Party
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home


  1. Well, aren't you two a creative couple!?! What a great idea and I am so glad that he is so handy. He is a keeper for sure. Hope you have a peaceful, blessed Sunday- xo Diana

  2. Holy Cow!! What an amazing set up you have there as well as a handy husband!! I'm impressed! Have a great week and enjoy your new vanity.

  3. Oh my goodness dear friend; you and hubby are so talented ! Just stunning this beauty space is, wow. Your hubby is a gem !
    Last time I had a vanity it was in our farm house in the country cause the bathroom was huge. When we get to remodeling our bathroom, I hope to find a small space for a vanity and you have inspired me.
    Have a fun week.

  4. This is genius. I love it. He is so creative and you do have the perfect space now.

  5. What a wonderful space he has created for you. Beautiful and brilliant!

  6. Carol, your new vanity space is fabulous thanks to a very creative husband! Love it!

  7. Wow! Lucky, lucky lady. Your vanity are is beautiful and functional and a DIY guy is worth his weight in gold!

  8. What a perfect solution! Smart man you have there! And he's pretty lucky to have you too. :) You have such a nice organized space and it's pretty too!

  9. Now that's what I call organization! Wow...your hubby sure did a fine job getting you all set up!

  10. What a fabulous Vanity area, such wonderful inspiration !!! We designed and built what I call my Barbi dream house! The closet is basic and needs lots of help the closet you designed is awesome! Mine is large so I may "steal" some ideas. Originally we made everything simple , so we could move in sooner. Now we have time to go back and really make things our own. I love, love, love your closet. And Yes, it is wonderful to be married to a man who has creative abilities! I agree! Put your best foot forward and best wishes! Barbi K.

    1. Thank you so much, and good luck to you on your own "Barbi Dream Closet!"
      Hugs, Carol

  11. I love your new space and how you organized it. Darn, I was going to ask if you rent out hubby and whether he has reasonable rates :-) He is awful cleaver, so I can see why he's a keeper. lol

  12. Carol,
    Wow, WOW and WOW!!!!!! Okay, I have to go and look at the post about your closet. I will probably faint when i read it!! What an amazing idea for your makeup vanity!! You are so lucky to have a handy hubby. Mine is not but does make up for it in other ways but I am a carpenter's daughter so having to pay people to do work for us kills me!! LOVE your makeup organization!! Mine is stuck in a drawer...... Thanks so much for stopping by!!! I have to ask as to why
    you do not have basements where you live? We also rent a storage unit too.

  13. Carol, I'm in love with your closet (I checked it out from your link) and this pullout makeup counter is such a fabulous idea your husband came up with. I was fortunate enough to have a sit-down makeup vanity in our previous house, complete with a large drawer. It was great while we lived there. Anyways, I just wanted you to know that I'll be featuring this blog post Wednesday evening at Share Your Style. Congratulations, my friend!

  14. That pull-out makeup counter is the bomb! What a great idea, and how sweet of your husband to create it for you. And of course you added your own special touches--I'd do well just to spray-paint a stool, but you've created a darling little seat. You amaze me, Carol! So glad to see you enjoying life. :)

  15. Carol.
    Thanks so much for your visits!! I hope you are having a good week!!

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  17. Wow...all I can say is wow. You have an incredible closet...and husband!

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