My New Makeup Desk

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Last week I mentioned that I planned to go to Ikea for a new desk.... and I did! Sadly I didn't take my camera along with me as it was an impromptu trip, but I did get the desk I wanted. 

The desk was under £30 and I'm really pleased with how it looks. So I thought I would show you! 

I decided I needed a new makeup desk as I wanted to create an extra office area with a desk in my makeup room... for paper, stationary and to do boring tax things at. So I decided to use the makeup desk I had (see below) as it's glass and quite impractical for makeup/keeping clean and then get a new, smaller desk for doing my makeup at.
 
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My previous desk... 
  
The desk that I originally used was from Ikea (I do think Ikea are the best for desk combinations) and similar to my new desk I purchased the table top and legs separately. The table top was the Vika Gruvan in White (£70 - here) which I think looks really nice with the space for items under the glass . I just placed cards from Paperchase and Rob Ryan lasercut prints under there to add a bit of interest. Then I bought two bookcase style trestles, again from Ikea, however these aren't available anymore, though there is a lot of choice when it comes to legs and trestles. 

If you are planning on buying a desk from Ikea I would highly recommend doing a Google image search of the desk (table top) you like the look of and see how it has been style by others and what legs look good with it. 

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New Desk Setup... 

When deciding on my new desk I knew I wanted something smaller. My philosophy being smaller desk, less mess! The top is the Vika Amon in White (£20 - here) which was actually £17 in-store and 2 x Lerberg Trestles in Grey (£5 each - here) totaling only £27 which I think is so reasonable for a desk. If you are on even more of a budget there is a smaller table top in the same range for only £7.

The options for legs are really great at Ikea and you can actually have one normal metal leg and then a storage unit as the other leg, as all the legs, trestle legs and storage units are the same height and depth. 
  
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Storage & Accessories... 

As for the pretty items on my desk, I have tried to keep it more minimal so that I will hopefully stay tidy. I of course have my Muji Storage which I love and couldn't be without (full post of my Muji setup here) and a Glass Sweets Jar from Matalan (£2 in-store) that holds lip products. I also have a chocolate box beneath that which contains lipbalms. I also have a Pedestal Mirror from Primark which was only £4.

You may have noticed the lack of brushes on my desk, which is because I also purchased two lovely metal lace trimmed plant pots (Skurar range £2 each - here) but I need to put some uncooked rice in to them to hold the brushes and so they sit higher in the pot

For decorative accessories I have a new vintage perfume framed print that was a gift which I really like. I also have my golden stag that was in fact from the Christmas range at Asda a few years ago and my gold stegosaurus which was a plastic toy that I applied gold leaf to. As for the cute old style milk bottle vase I purchased that from Dot Com Gift Shop for £2.95 here and the artificial flowers were from a selection at Dunelm Mill. 

 Hope this was helpful to those of you that may need some inspiration or like interior posts

Fee xo. 

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