I love to find alternative uses for items. Here at TidyFairy we call it "shopping your house" to find the solution right at home! I wanted a place to sit down to do my makeup instead of doing it standing over the bathroom sink, but I love all the furniture (and floor space) in my bedroom. I knew I didn't want a whole new piece of furniture, but what to do?
Enter my wardrobe! I repaired and refinished this petite Victorian era wardrobe (as seen featured here on ApartmentTherapy!) and it's still one my favorite pieces of furniture.
But ever since I did my full Marie Kondo-style declutter of clothing, I had nothing in it! I had also neglected to refinish the inside, because when it was full of clothes, who cared?
A quick dry brush job with some left over white paint gave it a "no spiders in here" look in under an hour.
Then it was just a matter of outfitting the inside with the goods!
Hang a mirror with a 3-M hook and pull up a stool and we're good to go! I wrapped flowers in cotton twine and hung them to dry from the old fashioned clothes bar hooks to include every bit of the architecture in the finished product. They're also just so pretty!
I shopped my house for the organization goods, settling on two stacked milk crates and a DVD box with lid for the heavy lifting. Also re-purposed a handed down Glamour Girl planter from the 1960s, a mason jar, and tea cup to corral the makeup items. This can be a great way to put to use sentimental items. I also grabbed a small Whole Foods brown bag and folded down the edges as a used Q-tip wastebasket.
If you want to get really fancy, use a drill to secure the two crates together. You could also use a little cart or any number of "bathroom shelves" inside the wardrobe and get the same effect.
That's all she wrote! Do you have a creative place you get ready for the day? We'd love to hear about more space repurposing!