Make Your Own Dressing Table for Under $200

April 30, 2009 | By | Comments (3)

I've never really had a place to put on makeup in the morning. Since college, I've been sitting on the floor in front of a mirror. My husband commented on this recently, and we decided it was time to do something about it.

We had purchased a small desk at a garage sale ($40) that we'd been using as a TV stand in our bedroom. We moved the TV onto one of our dressers, and an afternoon later and voila! A dressing table all my own.

This is an easy weekend project that's economical and requires minimal effort. Here's what we did:


1. We bought a can of spray paint ($3) and put two coats of paint on the originally bright yellow desk.


2. We purchased the shutter mirror and stool from a local Home Goods store for $50 each.


3. We went to a local decorating store and bought a new knob ($15) to replace the old brass one.


4. We found a makeup mirror on clearance (last year's model) at Bed, Bath, & Beyond for $30.

    $3  Spray paint
  $50  Wall mirror
  $50  Stool
  $40  Desk
  $30  Makeup mirror
$173  Total

What do you think?


  1. Jason Webb

    Amazing fixture. It enhanced the beauty of you bedroom.
    Jason Webb

    August 8, 2010 at 11:45 pm
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