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Published on: 26 Apr 2017 by samuel

How To Craft a Makeup Vanity to Fit Inside a Mobile Home

When it comes to furnishing a mobile home, homeowners may face some unique challenges. One of those challenges is a lack of space. The older the mobile home, the smaller it is.

If you are trying to furnish a small mobile home, you may find it to be a daunting task. A woman who wants to add a makeup vanity in a smaller space like that will likely be frustrated. Below are a few ideas for vanities that you may be able to get creative with and fit into your limited space.

Instant Vanity

Buy two sets of Sterilite drawers (a colored plastic drawer unit with clear slide out drawers) that are tall enough to be at an appropriate height for a vanity. If you can't find drawers that tall, most of these units can be taken apart and reassembled into a taller unit, so three units should definitely give you enough pieces to create two taller units. Decoupage some attractive scrapbooking paper on the inside of the drawer fronts, with the pattern facing out.

Find a table top or piece of plywood, then prime and paint it to match the drawer units and lay it across the top of the plastic drawers, with enough space to slide a chair underneath between the two drawer units. Now you'll have an instant vanity!

Student Desk to Vanity

Student desks of the type that are used in a little girl's bedroom can make a great vanity, and will be of a smaller size than an adult vanity would be. They usually come with a set of three drawers down one side of the unit.

Strip or sand the desk, prime it with Kilz primer, and paint it an attractive color. Add a petite chair painted to match, along with a comfortable decorative cushion for the seat.

Vanity Inside the Closet

If you can spare a little space inside your closet for an ultra-narrow table, you could put your vanity inside there. Don't forget to mount a mirror and add plenty of lighting!

The No-Space Vanity

Choose an area in your room where there is enough space for you to sit in a folding chair, and where there is wall space. Buy or make yourself a flip-up table top that you can mount to the wall. Then mount the table to the wall. It should function similar to a gate leg style table, where a leg swings out to prop up the table after you've lifted the table top up.

Then have a comfortable sturdy folding chair that you keep in a corner or in your closet and can pull out in a moment's notice. Keep your makeup in a tote like the pink Craftsman tool tote, or in a rolling drawer unit, like the Sterilite drawers mentioned in the first vanity example (these usually come with wheels that you can add to the unit, if desired). Mount a mirror to the wall over the table, or use a folding makeup mirror.   Finally, remove any mobile home locks from the doors to avoid anybody bumping into them while walking by.  You should be good to go now.

This final idea is such an incredible space-saver that you can even use it inside a small mobile home bedroom!

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