I’ve managed to carve out a little space in our tiny bedroom for a makeshift vanity for myself thanks to a couple Ikea pieces, some paint, and several nails.
So on to Part 1: The Mirror.
Every vanity needs a mirror, right? And my little nook majorly needs storage for my rapidly growing jewelry collection. (This is the result of being the only female in your family who will wear Very Large Jewelry: you inherit gobs of vintage awesomeness!)
We already had three Malma mirrors lying around, currently unused. And since I am on a strict budget , these were a good place to start. One of the three had already found its home on our picture wall, so Mirror #2 would be right at home near it.
So here’s the hack:
1: Start with a plain mirror with a wide wood frame. Like this:
2: Measure three level, evenly spaced marks on the frame, about halfway down. Bang in a nail at each of your marks.
3. Hang it on the wall, using the nails to neatly store and display necklaces.
TA DAAA! All done. It was free (but would’ve been a whopping $3 if we had to buy the mirror too) and took maybe five minutes. No more tangled necklaces! Still to come: the bottom half of the vanity, and dealing with a hideous old thermostat.