As busy women like you, we don’t get much time to pamper ourselves. There are days when we’re busy, so if we get to whip a chapstick across our lips, we’re good. If we have a nice little spot to do it, we will spend some time pampering ourselves. That’s why I love the thought of having a makeup vanity table where I can put all my beauty items and spend time looking and feeling good. In this article, we’re going to give you tips on how to set up a vanity table.
How to Set Up A Vanity Table
Your mirror is the essential thing on your vanity makeup. The appropriate mirror configuration will create a difference in the way your makeup looks.
Big rectangular mirrors work great for cosmetics and let you quickly see everything. For a makeup mirror with lighting across it, if you may look at the classic icons of Hollywood glamour. There is an explanation that such mirrors are seen at fashion shows in the makeup rooms. They have the best lighting.
Shine Your Light
The first stage is putting up the mirror. The next move is to ensure that the lighting is correctly calibrated.
There are several ways to set the lighting at your makeup table, but make a favor of yourself and don’t focus on overhead lighting.
The perfect illumination for makeup application is natural light, but putting on the makeup out in the bright LED light is not often necessary or realistic. Which choice is next best? Daylight natural lamps or clear LEDs.
Now that you’re in charge of your mirror and your lighting, it’s time to get coordinated and organized. How do you arrange your cosmetics right now? If you are like people, you’re likely to have pouches with different makeup items clustered in your cabinets and everywhere in between.
Place all your cosmetics pieces within arms reach so you can get anything you need quickly without needing to look everywhere. I’d rather place my organizers on either side of my mirror, so they’re within my reach.
One enjoys putting their lipstick when they’re awake. Invest in a fine, comfy seat or stool to rest on your vanity table while applying your lipstick.
Please try to get a little fun and get creative. Choose a chair that suits your space’s style or your personality with a friendly design or color.
Add Personal Touch
Create your makeup table personality by applying a pair of unique touches. Here are some suggestions.
- Framed pictures
- Vase of flowers
- Art on the walls
Although this isn’t exactly a personal touch, I like getting a little trash next to my vanity so I can enhance eyeliner pencils or toss tissue away without going far. I’ve got a pretty white bin bag which suits the theme of my vanity table—identifying what you want will help you how to set up a vanity table.
How to DIY Build a Simple Vanity Table
Materials to Use
2 x 2 x 8 Ft. Boards
1 x 6 x 4 Ft. Board
1 x 2 x 8 Ft. Boards
2 x 4 Ft. Sheet of ¾-inch Plywood
1 x 3 x 8 Ft. Boards
1 x 4 x 4 Ft. Board
2.5inch and 1.25inch Pocket Screws
2-inch and 1.25inch Wood Screws
1.25inch Brad Nails
Set of 18-inch Drawer Slides
Instructions on How to Set Up a Vanity Table:
Build the Sides and Panels
Measure, label, and cut 2×2 boards and angle stretchers. Drill 1.5inch pocket screws into the backs of the sideboards and fasten them with a 2.5inch pocket screws and apply wood glue to the legs about 2 inches from the rim. Measure, identify, and cut to length from 1 x 6 panels. Drill 3⁄4-inch pocket gaps into the ends of 1×6 panels and connect the legs with 1.25inch compact screws and apply wood glue on the outside.
Construct the Frame
Measure, label, and cut 2×2 arms support. Drill a 1.5inch pocket hole into the backs of these panels, create the frame with 2.5inch compact screws, and apply wood glue.
Add the Drawer Support
Calculate, mark, and snip to 1×2 boards to create frames. Drill 3⁄4-inch pocket gaps into the ends and fasten them with 1.25inch compact screws and apply wood glue.
Add the Drawer Slides
Measure, label, and snip to length support of a 1×2 drawer slide. Add 1.25inch brad nails and apply wood glue. Mount the drawer slides according to instructions from the manufacturer. Installing the slides should be smoother now until you add the rim.
Attach the Top/Rim
Measure, sign, and snip top of the plywood. Place the top over the frame so that the front and sides have a 1-inch overhang. The backside of the vanity will be flat towards the bottom. Pilot holes are pre-drilled and connect the top board with 2-inch wood screws pushed from underneath with the 2×2 aprons.
Build the Drawer Table
Measure, and snip the front table length, and bottom, leg, and divider—drill pocket holes 3⁄4 inches through the front and back bits. Measure the area the drawer is going to go into and design your drawer box accordingly.
Generic drawer slides usually need a 1/2-inch width on all sides, so your drawer box will be 1 inch wider than the area where it is moving. Build the drawer box with 1.25inch compact screws and apply wood glue. Position the divider in the middle, with wood glue and 1.25inch brad nails securely. Calculate, mark, and snip to fit the bottom of the 1⁄4-inch plywood. Add 1.25inch brad nails and wood glue to the bottom of the drawer case.
Attach the Drawer Face
Calculate, mark, and snip the length to face of the table. Optional: To create a groove on the front faux double drawer top, you may also use a circular saw or table saw. Slide the box on the drawer slides. Place and fasten the drawer face with 1.25inch wood screws on the drawer plate. Drawer knobs are mounted.
You may build a vanity cabinet that fits your small set when you don’t have a huge range of cosmetics and makeup items. With one shelf, one chair, and a hanging mirror, you have a grooming area that’s all your own.
You can use our tips on how to set up a vanity table to streamline your makeup routine. Getting your own dedicated and coordinated room to put on your makeup is a wonderful feeling. It feels much nicer not to have to think about searching through any of your stuff while making yourself look good. Get more tips on vanity sets.