My vanity is used almost as much as my computer desk in my office, and I finally, FINALLY sat down to organize it a bit! To be honest, it has looked pretty much like this for the last few months …
I leave stuff out, and I always have my camera, ring light, and a few mirrors set up if I’m filming something. I hated that it was this beautiful table at a central part of the room that was always covered in clutter. And I have no excuse because I even had 2 nearly EMPTY drawers to use!
I picked up a bunch of clear acrylic organizers from The Container Store, and started organizing my makeup that was going to live in these drawers. I have a cosmetic bag for my daily options, since I take it to the gym with me a few days a week, but the rest of the items live in the vanity drawers.
I did a purge earlier this summer when I was redecorating the office, and it felt so good to get rid of things I no longer needed, donate unused products to my friends and other places that will accept them, and generally make the entire office feel lighter.
I had it painted, and unfortunately am pretty unhappy with the quality of the paint job (lesson learned there), and finished setting up the space thanks to Modsy’s help.
So now I have a beautiful vanity area, with the quick option to set it up for filming, and my drawers are ready to hold all my products and things.
My favorite find at The Container Store is this palette organizer! The last few years have been heavy on the palette end of the spectrum (sorry single eyeshadows) and I have more to organize than I need. This allows me to see the options without them just stacking up and burying one another.
My vanity is the Bruggen Vanity, which is no longer available unfortunately, but there are so many great options out there. For a long time I was just looking for a standard writing desk with lots of drawers, but finding this 5-drawer vanity at Joss & Main was a wonderful surprise. I didn’t want one that had a built-in mirror, as I knew I would be piling my things on it. I love the modern look of this one.
As if sitting down to do my makeup wasn’t fun enough, it’s now even more enjoyable to have a clean, organized space to work at!