So, when one came up for auction again, just before Christmas, I decided I was going to just buy one, as the item itself is no longer produced and I was starting to wonder if I would manage to secure one at all. In addition, my current dressing table arrangements were starting to annoy me. I wanted a tidier more streamlined look, so that the bedroom didn't look so cluttered.
Here was my current arrangement as photographed in a previous post about my bedroom. (This picture was on a good day, normally it looks a lot messier than this!)
This set up was always a temporary one in my mind and has done the job for a couple of years. It was also an improvement on how it looked originally, but the area still looked a bit cluttered for my liking and the perspex boxes got very dirty with fingerprints and makeup products, as well as collecting quite a lot of dust.
Anyway, I decided to go ahead and buy the console table above to use as a dressing table. The fabric covered ottoman stool could fit underneath it, as could the waste bin, and almost all of my daily used products could be put out of the way in the drawers.
Here's a picture of the new arrangement in our bedroom. It's quite a long piece of furniture, which isn't a perfect fit, but I'm quite happy with how it matches our wardrobe and chest of drawers and brings the bedroom together a little more.
In addition, it now makes cleaning this area a lot easier and the room also just looks a lot tidier generally.
The above photos show how the inside of the drawers are organised. I'd saved lots of empty beauty box boxes and their lids to use as drawer dividers and they proved perfect for dividing up my makeup in to face, eye, lip and other product categories.
The basket of duplicate and surplus products on the lower trolley shelf waiting to be used, has had to be moved to a new location, but this will encourage me not to buy anything until I need it, as I don't want to have to find a place for it in the room any longer.
I'm not sure what I'm going to use the perspex drawers and the trolley for now, they may possibly be used in the sewing room, but I'm very happy with my purchase, despite the expense and I am enjoying using it on a daily basis.
Slowly, slowly, I'm managing to get areas of the house how I want them.