Do you dream of having a space that is just yours, no one else can place their junk on, and you can make pretty? Well I have been dreaming of that forever! I have never had a place in the house where I could sit and put my make up on, do my hair or hang my jewellery. Until now! 

That’s all mine now! I’m not going to let anyone fill it with junk or kids stuff!! I can now store all my make up, hair bits and bobs, creams, nail polishes and all those little bits and bobs. 

I have made us of the alcove of the bedroom to fill with more storage boxes. The grey IKEA BESTA storage boxes are a perfect for this shelf, I then can fill with all the little bits and bobs! 

Being an open top I can easily reach things, and plug sockets near here it is easy to dry my hair too. Even my Photobox cushions works well on the shelf! 

Of course you have spotted this amazing mirror! I was sent this Hetti Round Mirror from Exclusive Mirrors to try find a perfect space for it, I think I managed that! It looks perfect here, with a real impact, and gives me plenty of mirror to get ready in front of. 100cm in size it makes a statement! 

I have always wanted one of these sunburst mirrors, and this one really doesn’t disappoint. It works perfectly in a silver finish, with my grey and white colour scheme. 

I love that I was able to still place my little photos around the shape of this mirror too. 

We love IKEA, and I love being able to turn them into something more than there come as. 

IKEA HACK EKBY ALEX HACK into a dressing table. Looking a creating a dressing table from a IKEA EKBY ALEX shelf, then take a look at this post. It works brilliant with a grey and white bedroom decor, and lots of storage. I also have put together a IKEA MARIUS stool hack to make it a little more comfy!

*Product photos credit to IKEA 

The IKEA EKBY ALEX shelf was used as the dressing table, with EKBY LERBERG brackets in grey as support. This pulls out the grey within the wallpaper, flooring and bedding too. The shelf has some really nice drawers to place items inside, you can purchase inserts to stop things moving around so much. 

Have you spotted the little stool? This IKEA MARIUS cost £3 from IKEA, but looked cheap (as it would be for £3!) so I wanted to add something extra to it. 

I purchased some off the roll fabric from Dunelm Mill, but you could use anything that matches your decor. You don’t need  very much at all. A piece of foam, and used a glue gun to glue it all together. 

Then that was it! Now it’s comfy and much prettier, and so easy to do. 

I am so pleased with my new dressing area, I can now sit peacefully with a mirror in front of me and get ready. Bliss! 

So what do you think of my new dressing area? Have you got a space that is just yours? Hope you’ve manged to keep it clear of everyone elses junk!!

*Post Contains affiliate links * I was sent the mirror for the purpose of this post, however all opinions are honest and of my own. 

IKEA HACK EKBY ALEX HACK into a dressing table. Looking a creating a dressing table from a IKEA EKBY ALEX shelf, then take a look at this post. It works brilliant with a grey and white bedroom decor, and lots of storage. I also have put together a IKEA MARIUS stool hack to make it a little more comfy!

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    • Thank you, I love having everything in one place now and not having to hunt for everything!

    • I’m sticking to this now, and I’m going to have a place of mine all the time now!

  1. That dresser is lovely. My wife is always on about how much she wants to have one so I’ll show her this post!

    • I have managed to squeeze a couple of spaces like this, I think it makes such a difference having a space for you, and to keep everything organised.

  2. That mirror is so gorgeous. i love that little area!!! Such a small space made so useful. It’s amazing what you can do with ikea furniture!!! I really want to make something like this in my bedroom. We always have to go to the bathroom or downstairs in the dining room to get ready (they’re the only rooms with mirrors), but I actually have a little space I could do something like this in. Thank you for the inspiration! x
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    • Do try and fine somewhere, it is so nice to have all my bits and bobs in one space

    • Yeah it’s a great space saving idea isn’t it, hopefully you can find a space for it!

    • Thank you, I find it so calming in our room. Now have to keep it clutter free…!

    • Thank you, I had a good clear out of all my bits and bobs, never end up using them all anyway!

    • Such a nifty idea isn’t it, the drawers hold quite a bit too, so you can store quite a lot of your bits and bobs!

  3. yvette bautista Reply

    i had a question about the ekby alex drawers, what are the measurements of the drawers length x width ?

    • They measure 119x29cm, theres a link in the blog post if you want to find out more about them.

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