Vanity Makeover

So, if you’re anything like me, putting on makeup is usually done in five minutes while sitting on the floor and using a small vanity mirror. Well, the other day, I got tired of that. I wanted a space to sit and get ready (that wasn’t the floor). Thus brings about the Vanity Makeover for  less than $100!

I previously had a table in my room that was home to all of the knick knacks that I had no idea what to do with.. if we’re being honest. Please tell me I’m not the only one with a love for decor items but a lack of space to put them?! Things I didn’t know what to do with? Put them on the table. New pair of earrings? They also just got set on the table. Candle? To the table it goes. I really avoided even trying to organize the table because it just overwhelmed me. But when something clicks in my brain, it clicks loud and clear and it needs to be done right away. And what clicked in my brain was that I needed a vanity, and I needed it ASAP.


I was shopping with my mom at a Marshalls in New Orleans, and when I saw this stool, I knew I needed it. It was $49.99, which made me cringe a little. But you really can’t find a stool for less than that, and if it’s something you use every day, it’s worth it. After grabbing the stool and claiming it mine, then I saw the French bulldog lamp, and I had the same compelling feeling that I desperately needed it. Then there was the perfume tray.. and can you guess what?! I needed that too.. *face palm*

Now, this is the part that justifies all of my purchases.. I already had a mirror I could use.. so obviously all these other pieces just made the vanity area come together in a lovely way. I mean I already had the staple piece of the vanity… everything else was simply VERY necessary lagniappe.

Isn’t that a transformation that makes you feel sophisticated and (somewhat) like the next HGTV star?!


I’m a huge advocate for not paying department store prices, which is why if I have a project, I’ll most likely be in the home section of Marshalls, TJ Maxx, or Homegoods. My nursing school budget has taught me how to find all the good stuff at all the low prices, and for that, I am thankful! I also really like the uniqueness that these stores provide. Everyone and their mom won’t have the shirt you’re wearing, or in this case, the vanity you’re sitting at; making your vanity a space designed just for you! I’m linking a few stools that are similar to mine since I can’t find the exact one.

  1. This stool is a gorgeous grey color and is also $49.99 at TJ Maxx!
  2. Another seating option is this white stool from Bed, Bath and Beyond. It’s $39.99, plus they always have 20% off coupons. Score. It’s also free shipping for orders above $29.99!

Do you have any projects you’re working on right now? I’d love to hear from you!


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