DIY Dressing Table


Hey Friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Mine was super busy and super wonderful.  We had very special guests at our house this weekend, and I will share some pictures with you later this week.  Smile


I want to remind you about the Summer Tour of Homes that started today!

Just click on the picture below to start the tour!  Have fun!



Today, I wanted to show you how Cy made my dressing table in our new master closet.

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I knew that I wanted a dressing table in our master closet.  Because of where the windows and lighting were in the closet, the best spot for the dressing table was in this corner.


To make the table, Cy started by drawing a level line the height that we wanted on each dressing table

Then he screwed two 2×4’s in the studs of the wall.

DIY dressing table


To give the table top support, he created a crossbar.

DIY dressing table

Then he cut the shape of the table top out of a 4×4 sheet of oak.

DIY dressing table

He trimmed the table top out with 1×2 pieces of poplar wood.

We thought the table may need a little extra support, so we nailed two 2×4’s underneath like legs.

DIY dressing table

For my skirt, I measured the distance from the bottom of the table top to the floor.


DIY dressing table

Then I folded my drop cloth in half and laid it out on the floor.  The cool thing about drop clothes is that they are “hemmed” all the way around.  So I didn’t have to sew a hem on my skirt.  I just cut my drop cloth in a way that would make the hems be on the sides and bottom of my dressing table.


DIY dressing table

I ironed the drop cloth before I cut it the length I needed.

DIY dressing table

I hot glued the “unfinished” side of the drop cloth to the backside of the 1×2 trim underneath the table.

There was really no rhyme or reason for how I glued it on.  I just folded a piece of the drop cloth over and then glued it.  (and burned my hands several times!)

Since I had two pieces of drop cloth, I hot glued one piece to half of the table, and the other piece to the other side of the table.

DIY dressing table

Lastly, I filled in the nail holes with wood filler, sanded them after they were dry, then painted the table top white.  I also applied a coat of poly to the top.

I LOVE my new dressing table.  It’s going to be so nice to sit down while I put on my makeup and fix my hair.

DIY dressing table

And I love that it is hidden in my master closet so that I don’t have to worry about leaving a mess on my bathroom sink countertop.  I can just hide it in here!  Smile


I will share some info about the accessories in this room soon!

DIY dressing table

Where do you do your hair and makeup?



Do you like using a dressing table?




  1. Cy did a great job with the vanity table in the closet. I love that it is tucked in there and you have all that natural light. I love being able to do my make up in natural light. I also love the mirror that you chose to just lean against the wall. Sweet little place to get ready in the morning.

  2. Your dressing table is so pretty! I made a table skirt out of drop cloths also, and since mine was rectangular I made it in three pieces and used tension rods to hold the skirt in place across the front and two sides. Just curious as to WHERE you will store your makeup/hair supplies, etc? Will a small plastic drawer unit fit underneath since you have the support legs? Love the mirror you chose – very feminine! Cy did a great job.

    1. A neat idea could be like my daughter.
      We got her a office desk with cabinet drawers one end. The cabinet acts as the legs on one side.
      They could try the same just look for a cabinet that suits your needs for storage.

  3. Again a winning project. Now you need shelves under the dressing table to store your make-up. I set on the toilet to dry and curl my hair (cute picture huh?). You are so blessed to have a hubby that can do all of these things for you. I love my hubby but he doesn’t have crafty genes in his body. I guess we all can’t have everything.

  4. Good decision with the 2×4 legs. Couldn’t you imagine someone in your home sitting (or standing) on the table? Remember the bathroom? My eldest son has unintentionally broken two pieces of furniture since he came home for summer vacation. He has’t even been home a full month yet!! Boys are truly amazing.

  5. that is sooooo cute!!! love the idea of having it in your master closet. a bunch (4? 5?) of years ago i bought a wooden desk w/ a bunch of drawers on craigslist with the idea to use it as my makeup vanity (i have tons of makeup so i needed all the storage i could get!). I painted it and changed out the handles… and then it sat in my garage for years!! i couldn’t fit it in my bedroom. i used to get ready and do my makeup and whatnot while i was sitting on my bed. it was so annoying. last summer i finally moved my bedroom into a bigger room and had a spot right in front of the window where my desk fit PERFECTLY! i LOVE LOVE LOVE having somewhere to sit and do my hair and makeup with good lighting (from both the window and two lamps, one on either side of the desk). And all my makeup fits in there as well. Nothing better than having your own little spot to get pretty! :)

  6. I just love this. So neat and nice, very comfortable to sit down and do your thing. Space saver too, it does not consume much of the space yet it is very comfortable to move and sit down. Very unique and pretty.

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