Is your bathroom counter covered in makeup and beauty products? I’ve been there too. I decided to try a DIY Makeup Vanity for under $30.
After months and months of my boyfriend complaining that I had too much stuff covering the counters, I decided to try the whole minimizing thing. I had way too much makeup to begin with. I had no place to keep my makeup but a make up bag on my bathroom counter, and most the time it was literally spread all over the counter. Apparently I have a problem with putting things back where they belong. Took me 36 years to understand what my parents meant when they complained about that.
I watched this video called Minimalist Makeup Vanity + $50 Giveaway, and got my idea from her. The project she did cost her less than $50, but she used mainly new products. I had $40 to spend and that was it, but of course I didn’t want to spend that much. I decided to hit up my local thrift stores with this awesome idea in my mind. Spend less than $30.
My first stop was my local Goodwill. This was my jackpot store right off the bat. I got a few great items and then headed to my local His House mission thrift store. I purchased the following items:
Wooden Chair, $1.79
I really liked the age of this chair and the sturdiness. It has some grooves in it that can be painted later for some added flair.
This mirror was luckily not priced, and they just gave me a random price. It’s not too heavy. Just plastic around the edges.
This was a cute wall shelf, I figured it would be a nice place to store some beauty products.
Just some random baskets for storage. Thought these were cute, plus I searched high and low for two matching baskets. Apparently they are common at thrift stores.
Gutted Sewing Machine Table, $10
This sewing table opens up and has a big whole in the middle the size of a sewing machine. I plan to add a basket to it later for more beauty product storage!
Someone elses DIY candle holder, $0.79
I really loved the candle holder. As soon as I saw it I thought, makeup brush holder! It was perfect and only $0.79. A steal!
I ran to my hardware store and picked up 3 cans of spray paint with primer and a new handle for the table. That costed $9.
So my grand total for everything: $27. That includes the spray paint. I was able to get all of the main vanity items for $18! So I went to work, and cleaned up the wood, sanded a few spots and got to painting.
I think my biggest issue was finding the right color paint. But I am satisfied with what I chose. I think I will add a few tweaks over the next month or so.
Here is my after photo:
Not too bad for my first ever DIY project, eh?
Have you done your own makeup vanity DIY? Comment below!