>This is the way I organize my "girl space"

>First of all, I hate using the word “vanity” for this space. I understand the reasoning, but it just strikes a nerve. So, I will call it my “girl space” 🙂

So my husband and I are young and on a very tight budget. We have a LOT of hand-me-down furniture around our house from our families, and leftover furniture from college. Now that I have discovered the amazing world of DIY blogging, this isn’t such a bad thing 🙂

I was inspired by Bonnie at House of Grace to show all of you how I have organized my “girl space”.

This is my desk from the second grade! Isn’t that crazy?! I love that I used it every night for homework as a kid, and now I can use it every day as a married lady 🙂 However, I was not as crazy about the pickled wood. I forgot to take a complete “before” picture, but here is what the coloring is…

I bought this paint at Lowes for $3.00! I LOVE the color! 🙂

After I painted the whole desk, I added new handles from Lowes

Much better 🙂 Now, to add the final “girly touches”…I went to our local thrift store, and over a few trips, I found some great milk glass to organize my beauty supplies

Isn’t it pretty?! I was so happy with how they turned out 🙂

So here’s the whole “girl space”!

Please ignore the hideous blue carpet…remember, we’re renting! Here’s a rundown of the items you see in these pictures…

Oval mirror – $7.00 from a thrift store in VA – repainted many times, for now it’s painted to match the desk!

Floating shelves- $6.00 total from Ross

Home-made Necklace Organizer – total cost was $21 (check out how I made it here)

Home-made earring organizer- total cost $5.66 (check out how I made it here)

Milk Glass pieces – $9.30 total

Lamp base- $1.90 from the thrift store, then spraypainted with leftover spraypaint

Lampshade- $8.00 (from Wal*Mart) with a ribbon from JoAnn glued on for $2.00

Desk Paint – $3.00

Desk handles- $5.94 total

GRAND TOTAL: $67.80

Not too bad! Let me know your thoughts! 🙂

Comments
20 Responses to “>This is the way I organize my "girl space"”
  1. >This is adorable. Way to be stylishly creative on a budget! 🙂

  2. Erika says:

    >Following from House of Grace. You have great decorating tips. Love the necklace holder you made 🙂

  3. >Found you from the Hand Me Down House… I love your milk glasses! Such a great project on the cheap! Good job Christina!

  4. Joselyn says:

    >Beauty on a budget. Well done!

  5. Ky says:

    >Just gorgeous! What fantastic thrift store finds!

  6. Meg says:

    >Very cute! All nice and organized. I love the milk glass! I'd love it if you linked up to my Friday link party tomorrow! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

  7. Erin says:

    >very cute! I love the milk glass…beautiful, cheap and easy to find!I am lifting your earring organizer for several friends/family members for Christmas presents!

  8. Michelle says:

    >So cute! The milk glass was a great touch! Very feminine and uncluttered! :o)

  9. >Really very pretty, love that you used the desk when you were little!Rondell

  10. Traci says:

    >I love your "girl space" and the milk glass pieces just add the perfect touch to house all your "girl stuff". Great job!

  11. Kori says:

    >I don't usually like milk glass, but I love the way you've used it here! Your "girl space" looks great!

  12. Kimberlee says:

    >I love the floating shelves you used for "girl things". The desk came out fantastic.~kimberleewww.TheSpunkyDiva.blogspot.com

  13. >your milk glass is the perfect touch!

  14. Mrs M says:

    >Love the way the desk has turned out – and so neat that it's been such a constant in your life. Enjoy your break before school starts.

  15. >I just love any furniture painted white. Your desk looks so nice with its new makeover!!!

  16. Rebecca says:

    >This turned out so fun-milk glass is great for so many things -it's cheap and pretty and there's lots of it out there!

  17. >Very Very Pretty!Shannonwww.akadesign.ca

  18. Val says:

    >What an amazing way to use milk glass….genius.

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