The Master Bathroom is complete, and it is everything I could have ever dreamed for. The original bathroom was completely gutted, including the original corner vanity unit. I loved sitting to do my hair and makeup, but I really did not like the corner layout. So I gave up my hair and makeup vanity. It wasn’t until after it was gone that I realized how much I missed it. However, if you know me I am more of the creative problem solver. So, I solved the problem! I am excited to share the total reveal of this cabinet that I converted into a hair and makeup vanity.
Creating a Vanity Cabinet
Let’s start at the beginning, by first discussing the cabinet that would house/hide my hair and makeup vanity. In the original bathroom layout there was a blank wall, and on the other side of that wall was a hall linen closet. I decided it would better suit us to have the linen closet face into the bathroom. So I ripped out the wall and put together a handful of remade cabinets to create a beautiful linen closet with a ton of character. If you want to read more about how I achieve this look I wrote a tutorial charing how I created office built-ins using the same technique.
So, I now had a great linen closet in my bathroom, but that did not change the fact that I didn’t have bathroom vanity, but don’t worry I still have a few tricks up my sleeve. I you have been following along for a little while you know I have a fixation for hidden storage. Case and point, my kids desks. 2020 found us in need of a school room and I still needed an office, so I concocted these beauties. They are standard cabinets that I tricked out with pull-out workspaces for my kids. I took a page out of that playbook and applied it that concept to my linen closet that would too be my makeup and hair vanity.
After the cabinet was installed I felt that the drawer was naturally a great place to start. (If you are looking for more information on how I installed the unit into the wall I would point you toward my built-in pantry in my kitchen. )
While pull-out workspace is a really cool concept, I feel like I could still improve the project. Not only did I use the drawer as a pull-out workspace… I increased it’s storage capacity! I present to you the two-tier drawer. You can get all the details on how to build this two-tier drawer here.
Now that the makeup storage was covered I needed to move onto a the next obvious step… a mirror. While I do not have a full written tutorial on how I accomplished this, I DO have it all documented in my Instagram Stories.
For this project I used this Mirror that I purchased on Amazon. ( Last I checked it is no longer available in White, but does have a black or gold option.)
Hot Tool Organizer
Now that I had a mirror and makeup storage I am good to go right ? NOPE, I simply can’t leave well enough alone. I decided that not only did I need a place to store my hair tools, I wanted them organized to the extreme. So I designed and built a pullout storage caddy that would safely store hot only hair tools, but heated hair tools.