Get Yoself Together with Gordman's Series: Home Office and Beauty Organization

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This somewhat DIY makeup vanity is an old desk that I painted white. The pull out shelf is lined with marble contact paper.

This somewhat DIY makeup vanity is an old desk that I painted white. The pull out shelf is lined with marble contact paper.

Happy Labor Day everyone! No cookouts or end-of-summer soirees for me today...I did a quick photo shoot this morning for my next post, and aside from writing this I plan on raking leaves - I have a tree that somehow decides it's fall before fall actually arrives. So yes, in the 90 degree weather, I'll be raking leaves. The good news? Dairy Queen has also decided it's fall and has brought back the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard. OMG!!! That's worth raking leaves for! The only thing better than my aunt's pumpkin pie is the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard, for real.

So this is my last organizational post I'm doing in collaboration with Gordman's and it's a doozy! In case you missed my first two, you can learn how I organize my closet here, and how I attempt to get my life together here:)

Today though, I'm talking home offices and beauty, aka, your glam-space. Now, I realize you might wonder how these two locations have anything to do with one another, and truth-be-told, they usually don't. BUT, I recently converted my home office into a home office/beauty-room. Again, I know that sounds strange, BUT, I didn't need a whole room for my office anymore, and after getting a desk that has literally been in our family for generations, I had the following idea: give my old desk a makeover and convert it into a "vanity," and start using my family-heirloom as my work desk.

Before: Unorganized makeup and hair product.

Before: Unorganized makeup and hair product.

After: I used acrylic trays to help organize my makeup.

After: I used acrylic trays to help organize my makeup.

It only took about 8 months to bring it to life...I'm a quick worker, what can I say:) After I got the furniture re-arranged and somewhat organized the space, I made my keep and donate piles, I started painting, getting rid of the dark red color and replaced it with bright white trim and gray walls. Perfection.

I do love a bright, light space when blogging, and of course, those optics are perfect for applying make up as well.

Accept, after I painted my vanity a bright white and moved my makeup baskets and hair products in....wellllll, I realized it had become organized chaos. The makeup baskets I had previously tucked into my bathroom cabinets, now just looked out of place, and don't get me started on my hair products. Instead of glam, it was all sorts of disheveled. Enter my recent trip to Gordman's.

I picked up two acrylic makeup trays at unbelievable prices - the smaller one just under $9 and the larger one just under $13. I've been eyeing acrylic trays for years but can't ever justify the price. These were SO affordable, although...your girl has a few more lipsticks and glosses than actually fit into the trays (after all my other makeup was organized inside), soooo, I'll be heading back soon to get myself an additional small one.

My New Favorite: The Best Way to Organize my Hair Product

My New Favorite: The Best Way to Organize my Hair Product

Now, my original plan for my hair product was to neatly line my bottles next to my makeup and call it a day. BUT, when I was shopping at Gordman's, I noticed these....wellllll....TBH, I don't really know what they are. Lazy Susan type things that were kind of by dorm/office things. So, I dont' know...I guess they're dorm and office essentials, BUT, I immediately knew one would be perfect for hair product. I don't like to toot my own horn, but OMG, this was definitely the best idea I've had in awhile. So good that, when I head back for a small acrylic makeup tray, I'll be purchasing an additional one or two of these (fingers crossed they still have them!). I know I want one for my skincare products and, actually, I have no idea what I need a third one for, but, I feel like I definitely do:)

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Ok, so while half of this redone space is reserved as the prep area to get ready in, the other half is where I work. And when I re-did it, I wanted the entire area to be clutter free. It's really hard for me to create when I look up and see clutter and that area had become a huge catch-all space. I went through a ginormous purge. I got rid of all sorts of things that just seemed to be collecting dust, including a printer I rarely used, decor that just didn't fit my style anymore and all sorts of other crazy things I have no idea why I still had. Filing cabinets that used to be pushed up against the wall neatly fit into my closet and became homes to crafts, office supplies and Christmas decorations. A quilt rack that I didn't necessarily want in terms of displaying a quilt, BUT that I did want to keep, became the perfect area to store pretty boxes hiding blog products and photography equipment.

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Aside from the perfect rug and some trim I still haven't painted, everything is basically complete. If I were doing a huge remodel, I would likely get rid of the closet-door mirrors, but in this current space, they do work well. Perfect for that final touch-up and making sure my outfit is perfectly put together. 

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That's it guys! I've now shown you all the goodies purchased with $150 Gordman's gift cards. The one piece I hadn't worked into a style post was this gray cardigan that was under $15. I love the slouchy fit - it's a great lightweight option for warmer fall days.

Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend!