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.
$50 Wall mirror
$30 Makeup mirror