My Makeup Storage

Hey Sweeties,

Today marks 6 months living in our house and so, while thinking about a suitable post to mark the occasion, I came across photos of my dressing table that I bought last summer second hand, gave a bit of a makeover to and now it is my total pride and joy and houses all my makeup. So I thought I would share this with you allowing this post to be a bit home-DIY-beauty esque!

I LOVE second hand furniture shops, you never know what you may find, it’s way cheaper than buying something new and I like the thought of having unique pieces of furniture that I can customise myself to suit my tastes. One of the things I was desperate to have when Ian and I moved house into somewhere bigger, was to be able to have a proper dressing table and fortunately I didn’t have to wait long. In our town we have a British Heart Foundation furniture shop which we are always nipping into to check what they have in. Not long after moving to the area, we were in there and suddenly I clapped eyes on this beautiful dresser and instantly I said to Ian that it was coming home with us! It was £15 -bargain!!


I also bought the side table seen on the left

At this point we had only just recently moved in and so I hadn’t really thought about any decoration ideas for the house so looking at the dresser once it was home, I was a bit stumped with what to do with it and this decision needed to be made ideally before I unloaded all my makeup into it.

But, much in the same way I decided the colour our living room walls, the colours came to me in the night and off I popped to Homebase to purchase the paint and not long later the dresser was reformed in lilac and blossom white (so it had pink tones running through it).

In the midst of transformation

In the midst of transformation

Upcycled dresser


Unfortunately it is missing a handle on one of the drawers but to overcome this I have used that drawer for things I don’t need to get to daily.


Muji storage

I will talk through my makeup collection in more detail in a future post but in the drawers, much like every other beauty blogger, my makeup is stored in these tubs from Muji which do the job perfectly!

Upcycled side table

To match the dresser, the bedside table I also bought on the same day I painted the top of in the same lilac colour.

Ian and I are still looking for a couple more pieces of furniture in the house so yes it’s frustrating waiting for that perfect piece to make itself known and available, but equally the search is exciting and as I have shown above, the wait is so often totally worth it.

Until next time x




  1. Kaily 15th January 2015 / 2:44 pm

    So cool 🙂 It turned out great!

  2. Amanda Bella 15th January 2015 / 2:41 pm

    What a fabulous job you did restoring that dresser! I’m always so intimidated by DIY projects, but people make it look so easy! Great set up! xox

    • Claire Way 15th January 2015 / 5:09 pm

      Hi, thank you! All I did was literally give the dresser a fresh coat of paint so if I can do it anyone can 🙂

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