Thursday, June 14, 2012

12 Decorating/Organizing Projects for 2012 - Make Up Table

At the beginning of the year I decided upon 12 decorating/organizing projects that I wanted to complete in 2012.  Unfortunately it's the middle of June and I've only crossed three off the list.  I'm running a little behind but the good news is I still have six months to get the rest completed!  I did decide on my 12th project, it's a big one and I can't wait to share it with you :)

Last fall Belle decided that she wanted to get rid of her dresser and make a spot in her bedroom that she could do her hair and make-up in.  After talking about it, Mike and I agreed that we were on board with her suggestion.  Little did I know that agreeing to the suggestion was the easy part!

Believe it or not, finding a make-up table (at a reasonable price) is much harder than it would appear.  I spent a lot of time shopping at various stores that I thought might contain what I was looking for.  After multiple visits to Hobby Lobby, Target, Wal-mart and Shopko I turned to the Internet.  At first I didn't have much luck there either but then I stumbled across

My sister-in-law has talked about before and has bought some nice stuff from there.  I just never really thought of it as a place to find furniture.  Boy, was I wrong!  Not only did I find this make-up mirror but I also find a bookcase for the basement.  Of course that's going to need to wait a little bit before I buy that!

I came across this vanity and stool at for about $170.  Because I can't take at face value that I'm getting a good deal (I am from the Show Me State after all!) I Googled the table and found the same set for between $350 & $500 at other places.  I was pleasantly surprised that really is one of the cheaper places around, at least in this case.  Signing up for their newsletter earned me another discount and shipping was only $1.

After the discounts and the money I received from selling the dresser (I stuck it in our driveway during a neighborhood rummage sale), this vanity cost me about $100.  While that may seem a little extravagant to some people, my daughter has a nice piece of furniture she'll be able to take with her when she gets her own place.  

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  1. I still would like to see the before pics of your kitchen and asked to see them on Crystal's site.

    1. Good news - I finally got the post up! Thanks for following up and stopping by.

  2. where did u get the vanity set?

    1. I bought it from Shipping is usually less than $3 (they also run free shipping specials). If you sign up for their e-mails they'll send you coupons. I just kept checking back until it was on sale and then used my coupon.

      Here's the link to the product (it's not an affiliate link).