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Creating a Spot To Get Ready

For many years I stood at the bathroom counter and dried my hair, curled my hair and put on my makeup. It was so tiring. I wished I could sit down instead, but I had placed my dressing table in the guest room because I felt like my guests needed that spot. Then it dawned on me that we don’t have guests in there very often, but I get ready every single day! That was the day I moved it back into my bedroom. Oh my! It has made getting ready so much easier!

My father-in-law made my dressing table for me years ago and it’s been such a treasure to me.

Not everyone has a family member who can build a table like this, so I wanted to give you some ideas of things you can do to make a space to get ready, even if it isn’t a “Bonafede” dressing table.

Pictures like ones above inspire me. When I didn’t have a dressing table like these in my room, I’ve had to add some elements to the bathroom counter and cabinets that aid (rather than hinder) the process of getting ready each morning.

Here are some ways you can refresh the area where you get ready each day:

  • Use a pretty tray on the counter to hold your hairspray, cologne, and lotion.
  • Put makeup brushes, cuticle scissors, tweezers and such in a pretty tea cup or other holder that will keep them within easy reach.
  • Use an attractive basket to hold your makeup.  Whether you have room for it on the counter, or you put it in the cabinet, everything will be within easy reach.  If you’ve been storing your things in a basket, empty everything out and de-clutter and clean the basket.
  • Overhead lighting isn’t the best lighting for applying makeup.  Add task lighting, such as a tall lamp on the counter.
  • Add something pretty – a small picture frame or a vase of flowers.
  • A whimsical clock will add some fun, and also help keep you on time!

My craft/guest room has a desk in it where I sit to blog and work on my podcast. When I have guests staying there, I simply remove my laptop and add a magnifying mirror. I make sure there is an extension cord so a curling iron can be plugged in and be accessible from the desk.

Is there a spot where you could put a table or desk in your bedroom and make it your dressing table? Not only does it makes getting ready so much easier, it’s a lovely spot to start the day! Get a little creative and see what you can come up with!

Refresh your morning routine!

4 thoughts on “Creating a Spot To Get Ready

  1. I believe it’s time to make my getting ready easier.
    Thank you for the excellent idea and for sharing your beautiful spot with us~ d


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