Ikea Alex Vanity Update

I never thought it would be possible to be so in love COMPLETELY OBSESSED with a space, but alas, it is!! Check this post from when I first installed my DIY Ikea Alex vanity several months ago. Since then I completely revamped it, and I'm so glad I did!

Ikea Alex Vanity

Adding More Storage

I needed more storage, the smaller shelf on top wasn't enough. The Ikea Alex unit gives me all the storage I could ever want or need.

The drawer pulls coordinate, even though they're from different lines. Here's how the drawers on both units look when they're pulled open.

Ikea Alex Vanity

Both these items are from IKEA, thus, making them pretty affordable! Here are the links:


Once I had my DIY Ikea Alex vanity together, I obviously needed somewhere to sit! I wanted to go with a super luxe fluffy upholstered white chair--and then I thought about it.

Makeup + white fabric = a disaster waiting to happen.

So, I decided to go with a ghost chair. I've been wanting one for a while, but I wasn't sure where I would put it. It is the perfect addition to my vanity, and because it's plastic I don't have to worry about dropping makeup on it--and I think it the clear design makes the space look more open.

The Flash Furniture Ghost Side Chair from Amazon for $69.99. That was a steal, considering I saw these chairs selling for HUNDREDS of dollars on other sites! It arrived all in one piece, which was awesome!

Adding Decor

To add some decorative touches I installed IKEA lack wall shelves (they're only $7.99 each!!) above the vanity, and filled them with inspirational mugs, picture frames, and a colorful clock. I found all of the decorative items at Marshalls--which as we all know, is hit or miss! I definitely hit big that day!

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Finally, I placed this crystal-embellished box on top. I found this at Marshalls in the bathroom section, and I knew I had to have it!! It's a great way for me to store all my every day, most used items. My makeup brush holder, is actually a tooth brush holder, that I also found in the bathroom section at Marshalls.

Will you give the DIY Ikea Alex Vanity a try? If you want the step by step directions and shopping list for IKEA and Home Depot to get started, check out my original post here.

I'd love to see the spaces where you make your magic happen!

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  1. love the lucite chair… good choice for a small space like that. being see thru it makes less of a visual impact but still looks cool! and ikea has some good things for bargain prices for sure!

  2. I am a sucker for a good IKEA hack! And had no idea what a “ghost chair” was…love it! Where did you get the “Dull your sparkle” sign? Love that as well!

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