After thinking about it for a while, I decided under the mirror would be a great little non invasive spot for a vanity shelf. In this way the space would be used well and the room shouldn't feel any more crowded.
I am thankful that my Grandpa is an extremely talented carpenter and offered to make my dream shelf vanity. I drew up some designs and made measurements for him to create me the little vanity shelf. The main requirements were curved edges so future little heads didn't bang themselves and a shelf to hide everything away. I choose to paint it the same white I have painted other furniture in our house as it tends to pop against the grey blue walls.
|custom made shelf with drawer photobombed by maisy :)|
I have a beautiful collection of extra drawer handles that has grown a little over the years and had a pretty blue one that I'd been waiting to find a place for. The lovely blue marbled knob with gold really suits the colour scheme I'm going for in our room. I knew I'd start working through my collection one day.
The brilliant thing too is that the shelf could double as a changing mat holder for the first few months when bubs sleeps in our room. You can already see the little baby area set up reflected in the mirror with a second hand bassinet, bunting, mini hot air balloon and a few ikea wall stickers I sourced at a garage sale the other day. My Dad helped me to put up the vanity shelf as at 38 weeks pregnant, I really don't have the energy/ability to hold up a shelf for long. I really just ended up handing him tools and using the spirit level as he did all the drilling in place. With a bit of dreaming, designing and help I now have a lovely little nook in our bedroom to use.
|While taking up no extra room, the space now has a function.|
It's lovely to have this little makeup/getting ready area in our bedroom though down the track I'd like to add some extra lighting so I can make sure my makeup looks right :)