DIY: Black Vanity

I wanted to get rid of my desk for a long time. It was taking up so much space and I only needed it for my desktop computer at the time. I was sitting on the idea for 6 months until there were no more excuses left. I needed the space but the whole process of having to reorganize everything put me off.

The Alex drawers really appealed to me but the whole white and bright aesthetic was not my thing. Their drawers also came in a black-brown shade which matched the rest of my room. When I first ordered these, I actually didn't own much of a makeup collection so most of the drawers weren't filled. It was perfect for storing other items and having a place for my 17" gaming laptop.

• Ikea Alex drawers • black-brown
I had already thrifted their MALM series awhile back. Matching! :)

• Linnmon tabletop • size 39"
I now have a clear acrylic sheet covering the top for easy cleanup. Got it from the local hardware store!

This is a great budget lamp! It has multiple lighting modes with 5 brightness levels. I often used Reading and Study because it was the brightest and best color options. It has a one-hour auto-off timer and a USB charging port.

• Black Baroque Mirror 
This mirror is what inspired my black theme! I saw it on Pinterest and managed to track it down. It's double the price on Amazon but I found it on Walmart for half. It's probably out of stock online but you could most likely find it in store.

• Sodynee Acrylic Makeup Organizer 
I got this because it had large drawers. I had a smaller clear organizer that I spray painted black to match.

• EasyPAG Flower Pattern Organizer 
I originally got two of these to hold some makeup and small items. Now I store nail polish, small lotions, and samples in it.

• EasyPAG Floral Pen Holders x2
These are my makeup brush holders.

 • Black Makeup Tree Holder  
It's collapsible and fits all of my brush sizes. So much easier to air dry.

 • Black Phone Stand 
I use this to watch videos when I'm getting ready.


• Heart mirror (note: painted it black)  $8:
Search: Beautiful Fashion European Style White Dual Sided Desktop Makeup Standing Mirror

• Black Cotton Pad Organizer • $5:
Search: 1pc Retro Butterfly Cosmetic Makeup Cotton Pad Organizer Storage Box Case Holder

• Black Matching Holder • $3 x2:
Search: Acrylic Makeup Cosmetic Storage Box Case Holder Brush Pen Organizer Decorative

• Black Small Mirror $5:
Search: Girl Desktop Rotatable Gothic Rose Makeup Stand Mirror Black Butterfly 4EV

• Bat Wall Stickers • $2:
Search: Removable Bat Sticker Wall Stickers Art Vinyl Decal Home Room Halloween Decor

DIY Black Mirror

I came across the mirror on Pinterest but it was completely out of stock in black. I bought a lighter shade with the intention of painting it myself.

There are other various styles if you search on eBay.


Small plastic skulls with black glitter and clear glitter glue. I'm currently using these to hold my change.


I had leftover spraypaint so I went crazy with it. I liked my teal mirror but thought this would fit the theme better. I've had these organizer drawers for a long time and never once thought about turning it black. It looks so much better.

What does your vanity/desk look like? 

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