My Makeup Studio Tour

It has been a LONG while since I  wrote a blog post. I’m excited to show you all what I’ve been working on for quite some time now: I now have my very own space for my clients and future clients!  Welcome to my at-home makeup studio! A lot of time and thought, rearranging and arranging, cleaning, vacuuming, painting, measuring packed with a whole lotta love went into this little space. I love it and I hope you will too! 

 I should preface this post to address the lines in the photos you’ll see.  One of the sensors on my DSLR is out of whack, and until I get a new camera body, I will have to make do with what I have. I’m sorry if it annoys you! It annoys me too.

This has been a long time coming.  I’ve been wanting/planning to create a studio for a while, but I either a.) didn’t have time–I’m a baby-mama you know, b.) didn’t have room at the time, c.) didn’t know what I had in mind for what it would look like.  I finally had time to get crackin’ on this project and I couldn’t be more please with how it turned out.  There are still things I’d like to get organized and painted, but in the meantime, it serves its purpose.  I drew a lot of my inspiration from Pinterest, and watching other ladies set up their makeup studios on YouTube.  I wanted to keep it bright, welcoming, minimal, but still feminine and fun.

For those who don’t know me, my aesthetic in home decor is more of a minimalist approach. I absolutely love shapes, lines, and angles and I try to incorporate them into my decor. I think with this project I achieved this look for my studio.  I also loves plants. I think it gives your space a more comforting and homey feeling. 🙂  I did a ton of DIY things as well which I’ll point out along the way.  Home decor is always a never ending process, especially in your own space, so if I find something that can better my studio, I’ll add it.  (Like for example, I would have LOVED to order hairpin legs for my IKEA work table, but maybe for another day. Like when I have money.) 😛

ALRIGHT! Without further ado, welcome, WELCOME to my new makeup studio! Enjoy the tour!

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Okay. First. Lets talk about this wall shall we? I found this triangle decal idea on my vast Pinterest searches. Needless to say, I immediately fell in love with it and wanted to incorporate it into my studio! I love triangles to say the least.  You’ll see them in my living room. You’ll see them on my website. I just LOVE triangles. I hand cut these suckers and measured them out and slapped them  on my wall. Yup. All by myself.  It was a bit of a pain, but the end result is a complete WOW factor for this room!

I also added a couch–off Craigslist for a cool $50! Love Craigslist.

Sometimes my clients like to bring a friend/sister/mother to their trial runs and what better sitting area for them to get comfy in! I added some decorative throw pillows to give this once blah sofa and chic and fun look. (Pillows are from Target as well as the oh-so soft, shag rug)

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I tend to go spray-paint-crazy and that’s exactly what I did with this tray here.  As for the coffee table, I’m still debating on what to do with it….paint it black? Sand it down and re-stain it? I’m not sure. Still working on it. Let me know your thoughts!

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I LOVE watercolor paintings! They seem so effortless and perfect but not perfect at the same time.  To keep with my minimalist aesthetic, I ordered digital prints of the makeup brushes and lips that have the gold framing around them off of Etsy and printed the images from UPrint.com. (SO CHEAP)

The watercolor painting of the woman is also from Etsy. It’s part of The Beauty Collection series from Tread Studios–which, by the way are an amazing husband and wife team.  They are awesome because 25% of their proceeds “benefit the Texas based ministry Jesus Said Love (www.jesussaidlove.com) which aims to bring the revolutionary love of Christ to women in the sex industry to awaken hope and empower change.” You should check them out!

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The table above is my work station, so when clients come in for their trial run, this table will be filled with all my eyeshadow palettes, foundations, the WORKS. I got the desk from IKEA. And the storage unit on the left is also from IKEA. It’s literally what every makeup junkie and their mom have to store their makeup in–the ALEX 9-drawer unit. I love it!!!!!

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These jars are actually empty Bath and Body work candles that I are now being used to hold cotton buds, cotton pads, disposable mascara wands and some disposable makeup sponges. How cute are they?!!

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This is my own personal makeup vanity.  I painted the desk, which belonged to my grandmother, a mint green and repurposed the stool you see under the desk. I’m going to add a plant to that little side table you see under the pictures.

On the right is a small art gallery I put together. My grandmother’s photo is hanging on the wall from when she went to high school prom with my Grandpa. 🙂 I love adding sentimental pieces to your space.

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That journal–where I keep notes for clients–I found at TJ Maxx. It was silly and awesome and well…I had to have it. Tres chic, non?

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Please excuse the blurry picture. Now if you are a future client of mine, you will be sitting in that exact chair! One thing I love about this room is the natural light that comes in.  Perfect for doing makeup on clients!

The bookcase is still a work in progress but can we talk about the backing of the bookcase. To keep with the triangle theme, I had some leftover decal and made smaller triangles and willy nilly threw them on and VOILA! A fun bookcase.

The two canvases on the left are ones I made.  The top being a spin-off of the ever popular phrase: “but first, coffee” and then I painted a set of eyelashes on the other.  So simple! That’s my love language. 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed my makeup studio tour! I’m so excited to be have my clients come to a more bright and welcoming place where they can just sit and relax! My little guy even loved crawling around. 😉

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DIY: Revamping Your Desk or Makeup Vanity

It’s FINALLY Friday!!!  Yayyy!!!  As I mentioned in my last post,  I’ve been working on a few small projects around the house and it’s great to finally have time to get around to them (you can see my last project here).  My next project was to get my desk painted and look all purrty!  Needless to say I was so excited to get started. 😀

With the help of my girlfriends (and good taste in style 😉 ),  we all agreed on this beautiful mint green color.  The paint I used is called “Minty” (naturally) by Valspar.  Once I showed my husband the finished look, he said it reminded him of mint chocolate chip icecream 🙂 and indeed it does! haha (in a good way 😉 ) He loved it too!

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I think the addition of the revamped stool looks beautiful with my minty green desk, don’t you?? 😀 I added some vanity lights above the mirror and spray painted it a dark bronze as well as the hardware on the desk.  Overall, this project was a $75 makeover.  Not too shabby I’d say.  The lighting was the most expensive part of this project.

makeupvanityAnd voila! Like brand new! I can’t stop looking at it. It’s going to be fun doing makeup in front of this beaut. 🙂  On to the next project!  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

DIY Refurnished Stool Chair

love DIY projects.  Yesterday, I posted my before and after pic of a stool I refurnished.  I felt like such a proud grade school student who just finished one of my best school projects as I ran into the room and proudly showed off my hard work to my husband.  Haha. 😛 Needless to say, I’m OBSESSED with it!  Here’s my before and after picture of it:

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Originally, I bought this stool at an estate sale for dirt cheap.  I knew I wanted to do something with it, but having so many weddings this year and trying to plan a kitchen, I just didn’t have the time.  Finally I got around to it and I couldn’t have been more happy with how it all turned out!  What I loved even more about this project was that it was less than $20 to do everything! Winning!

What you’ll need for this project is:

1. stool (duh)

2. favorite fabric pattern

3. fine sanding sponge

4. staple gun with staples

5. foam mattress (I got mine from JoAnn’s Fabrics)

6. spray paint

I sanded down the entire stool so that the paint would adhere better to the wood.  Sprayed a good 3-4 coats of white spray paint and that was all.  Then I followed the instructions from Jen’s blog: The House of Wood.  Thanks Jen for the idea!!

Here’s just a close up of the fabric I chose. Pretty right!!

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Now I have a pretty stool to sit on while I do my makeup. 🙂 Stay tuned for my makeover of my vanity table!