My boyfriend and I lived in a flat for 2 years before we bought our current house. I always wanted a dressing table when we lived in the flat, but there wasn’t enough room. So, when we moved house, this dressing table was one of the first new furniture items I bought.
Do you like it? I bought it from Argos for £49.99, it is part of the Malibu range and it comes in a choice of 3 different colours. I also have the matching bedside tables and chest of draws so everything matches in my bedroom.
This dressing table is perfect for me because it is just the right size: I needed something small enough to allow me to access the plugs on the left-hand side. I need a dressing table with storage space, so the 3 drawers on the left-hand side are perfect. There are also 3 little shelves on the left-hand side for bonus storage.
Time For The Tour
On the right-hand side, I have my makeup brush pots that I got from Wilko in the stationary section. I also keep a wire basket that side that holds my hair products (I purchased it from TK Maxx). I like to keep these items here, so it is easy to find what I am looking for and to keep things looking organised.
In case you were wondering, I purchased the stool from an online furniture shop called Oak Furniture Solutions– the RRP is £154.00 (it is solid oak).
The most recent thing I bought for my dressing table set up was this rug from Wilko. I had been searching for the perfect rug for several months before I found it! This rug is perfect because it is thin enough to fit under the door (lots that I looked at were too thick). It has a beautiful cream and blue chevron print all over.
I like to keep some decorative items on the left-hand side to make it look pretty. The vase is from Dunelm (my mum got it for me for my birthday), I love to keep it full of flowers all the time. The perfume bottle isn’t real, it’s an ornament and is made from crystal glass- it was a gem of a find in Home Sense. The picture was a postcard from Latest In Beauty, so I put it in a white frame: it reads ‘you are a fabulous person’.
What’s In The Drawers?
I don’t have much makeup, so everything fits in the top drawer: I keep my lip products in pen pots and the rest sits in a plastic basket. The second drawer is a bit of a miscellaneous one! I tend to just throw random stuff in there like makeup bags, toiletry bags, purses and hair curlers. In the final drawer, I keep my perfume and jewellery: I like to keep my perfumes in the bottom drawer in case they leak. I keep my silver and gold jewellery inside their boxes so they don’t get dusty, and to keep them safe.
On the left-hand side of the table, there are 3 little shelves: I keep my hair dryer and straighteners on 2 of the shelves, and a mini set of draws (I keep hair bands, nail varnish, earrings etc in there), on the other.