Building your own vanity (IKEA look alike)

One of the main reasons I started this blog is because I get questioned a lot about the products I use, or even as of late, how I built my new vanity.

I kept seeing different itterations popping up of the famous Alex and Malm vanity from IKEA. Basically that vanity consists of two of the Alex drawer sets (at $80 bucks a piece) or the Malm desk, Plus a tabletop from their Linnmon line, and of course a mirror, lights, chair, etc.

While I’m not the cheapest  person in the world, I couldn’t stand the thought of spending a few hundred dollars on a vanity, so I looked up lots of tips/tricks online and came up with one that works really well for me. I’ve had a lot of people ask how I put it together, so here you go!

Tabletop purchased from $30

Drawers purchased from Michaels (make sure you get these on sale or get a coupon) $35×2|pcrid|102013289952|pkw||pmt||pdv|c|prd|10311357&cm_mmc=zadv_PLASearch-_-google-_-All+Products-_-All+Products&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=All+Products&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=sDXBIgw0k|pcrid|102013289952|pkw||pmt||pdv|c|prd|10311357&gclid=CjwKEAjwgtTJBRDRmd6ZtLrGyxwSJAA7Fy-hXo077d3o1sdyQ0RXkVE_Qrm5hfH0opJwQz_rrvDc2RoCoAjw_wcB

Mirror purchased from $23

Remote Controlled Lighting from $18

***Side note about this lighting, I would choose a different brand as these are finicky and will likely need replaced, see my review.

L Connectors for lighting $8

I used the stool I already had from an old vanity and, voila!!




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  1. This is amazing! I wanna do this sooooo bad. Thanks so much for sharing! I love your content and I look forward to reading more of your posts.

    Check me out sometime?

    Mena from 🌷


    1. Thank you so much, will do! I can tell you right now, I do not build ANYTHING, I’m pretty lazy when it comes to that kind of stuff, but seeing everyone else’s photos and videos of how easy it could be was motivation. The hardest part is putting together the drawers.

      Thanks again!

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  2. Do you find that gives you enough light? The lighting in my bathroom is horrible for makeup application


  3. My bathroom lighting and counter space was awful that’s why I put this together. The oighting is much better than my bathroom but it’s not good for plucking my crazy eyebrows. I actually just got a lighted makeup mirror to sit on this tabletop. The lights on this are adjustable and it gets so bright it’s blinding….just not great for things that need close up light.


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