Supplies used for the revamped mirror:
-1 old mirror (given as a house warming gift for our old house but wasn’t used because it didn’t fit in with the decor and was too small)
-1 kylon spray can Black matte $7.99 (from Michaels)
-1 silver spray can $1.99 (from Michaels and on clearance!)
-Stencils from Dollarama $1.25
Supplies used for the Desk part of the vanity:
-1 Micke desk from IKEA $59.99
-1 custom cut glass from a local shop $20
-1 pack of 10 5cm by 5 cm mirror tiles from Michaels $1.95 (with coupon)
-1 pack of 25 1cm by 1 cm mirror tiles from Michaels $1.95 (with coupon)
-Gorilla glue (already had some at home)
-Pencil (marking the places for the mirror tiles)
-Ruler (for the positioning the mirror tiles)
Grand total for the whole vanity: $95.15
For a while now I had wanted a place to put my makeup without it getting in the way or cluttering up my dresser. I used sterilte storage drawers for about 2 years and didn’t like how my makeup was stored.
I wanted to get a vanity but all the ones I was looking at were $150 or more. I wanted something that was under a hundred and I had this picture in my mind on how it was going to look like. So I went onto the IKEA website to get inspired. I came across the Malm table but I was disappointed that they didn’t carry it in black/brown but just in white (it was discontinued). I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get it then, yes I could paint it but that would be such a hassle. Then I measured the space where I was going to put it in my room and it was too big. Another thing was that I don’t own a lot of makeup, and the Malm table was too big for my collection. So I started to look at all the tables that IKEA had and came across the Micke desk. It was the right size and colour. The best part was that it was $59.99 ($49.99 if you live in the states), the price of the desk would give me enough money to play around and customize the desk to how I saw it in my head. I started to picture what I could do with the desk and that was it! I headed to IKEA the next day and picked it up.
*stock image from the IKEA website
Now for the Mirror. It was hard to find one that I liked that was under $20 and would fit on the desk. The ones I came across that I liked were over $40. I remembered we had an old mirror lying around in the garage that no one was using. I decided to just use that mirror and revamp it.
I went to Michaels and picked up some supplies. For the mirror I got 1 spray can of black paint, and for the details on the mirrors (I didn’t want a plain one) a silver can. I didn’t want to free hand the designs so I went to the dollar store (stencils at Michaels were expensive, even with the 40% off coupon!) and found some stencils with the designs I had in mind.
I Spray painted the mirror then using a brush (spray canning the design on causes it to drip as the stencil isn’t that strong) and then I added the details I wanted.
Voila and there was the mirror I wanted.
Then after that I headed to Michaels to pick up the supplies. I have mirrored furniture so I wanted to bring that element to the table. I found mirrored tiles that were 5 by 5 cm and smaller 1cm by 1cm ones.
Before gluing on the mirror tiles, I used tape to place them. Once I liked how the layout looked, I started to glue them on. I used 4 of the big tiles and 6 tiles.
Since this was a makeup vanity I wanted to get a glass top so it would protect the desk and also make it easier to clean. I was looking around to see if IKEA had any that matched the Micke desk sizes, but no luck. I then called up local places, found the best deal and got it custom cut.
Overall I am so happy with the end result. The makeup vanity is exactly how I Imagined it. Like I said before, makeup vanity’s can be expensive; this is a great way to get one without breaking the bank.