Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Newest addition to my bedroom..



Ever since getting my dressing table I've always wanted a Hollywood style mirror, but every one I have been able to find seem to have the £400+ price tag. Which to me is extortionate! So I've spent ages flicking through the likes of Pinterest in search of an alternative and that is where I have got this inspiration. 

Believe me if I had the £400 spare (which is never), I would probably have bought a ready made one as they can be beautiful. But this basically looks exactly the same and has exactly the same effect. I think it makes such a difference to my mirror I had prior to this! I actually made my poor boyfriend go in search of bulbs the day it arrived as I was so excited to use it.

I'm going to list all the products I bought just in case you need a little inspiration.. 

Items needed:



Two Ikea Musik wall lamps £22


You will also need two plugs to wire the wall lamps into as they don't come with plugs on.. bizarre! And also 10 Ledare LED bulbs, I would recommend getting these from Ikea too as they cost a bomb in every other store! Then voila, you have everything you need and all you need to do now is fix it to a wall where ever you want!

I already had a dressing table beforehand just wasn't happy with the mirror, but Ikea also do a great desk which can be used for your vanity table. I've kept my original as it matches perfectly with the rest of the furniture in my bedroom.

Here is the before and after of my vanity:



I'm so happy with how it's turned out and it is exactly what I wanted! Though I think my boyfriend may have something to say when the brightness wakes him up every morning now, woops.. What is your dressing table like? Or are you after inspiration too?

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18 comments

  1. This look so good! It's far more affordable than the ready-made mirrors too.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. It really is, can't believe how much they are x

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  2. Hey hun I have nominated you for the Liebster award, check out my blog for more information
    http://sophiesclosetxo.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/liebster-award.html

    xo Sophie

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  3. Such a great idea I would never think of! I love your dressing table it's so cute! Xx
    http://oliviacherylx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Woooow this is beautiful! I love the look of your vanity either way, but with that added Hollywood glamour, it's so striking! Pinterest is absolutely amazing for finding 'hacks', and this has got to be up there with the best home hacks :) x

    Olivia's Notebook

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    1. I did like the first way but always loved these on pinterest! xx

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  5. This looks amazing, I can't believe you made it! I really really want a dressing table! It's my goal :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. It wasn't too bad to do! They're so handy to store everything xx

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  6. Your dressing table looks absolutely wonderful!

    Made in Mauve

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  7. Beautiful addition! I'm so jelly! :) I wish I had space for a vanity table and lights like yours. xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. I had to make the space I admit but I love it :) x

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  8. It's so pretty! I've wanted a mirror like that for ages, I'm an actor and it reminds me of the dressing rooms in theatres!

    sheepishlyshameful.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah that's the idea :-) always loved how they look on shows x

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