Laptop Workstation as Vanity

Laptop Workstation as Vanity

Jessica Tata
Apr 2, 2009

Living in a small space we have often taken creative license with uses for different pieces of furniture. Our entertainment center became a bedside table/bookshelf/record player stand/electronics storage cabinet, and our favorite vintage suitcase is a scarf and mittens storage compartment. We couldn't help but think of how great a wall-mounted workstation would be as a fold-away vanity...

We love the idea that these workstations are mounted on the wall, and fold up to conceal and contain various desk ephemera. But we're just fine using our laptop in bed (no couch here, folks!) and would even find it awkward to stand to work in any of the areas we would mount the thing. However, this would be a perfect item with which to create a vanity, and we like having the option to close it up, keeping an uncluttered appearance to the area.

Having just a "water closet" and a stall shower--the peril of living in 200 square feet--with no proper bathroom sink area, this seems a perfect place to stow our morning ritual "tools" The Ikea Ludvig Workstation is a sleek model that would keep our makeup, moisturizers, and other grooming supplies handy in a spot near our closet.

The Gladiator Fold Away Workstation is a different take, which we think would look great in a home with a more industrial flair. Put a collection of ornamental crystal perfume jars and jewelry on the shelf to balance the tough exterior, and we think it could be a unique re-purposing!

Either one seems to be a creative and interesting idea for a vanity--just put a mirror on the top shelf (like the Ikea Trensum), above (the Grundtal?), or to the side (the Frack) and you've got a morning workstation!

We know it wouldn't necessarily work in all spaces, but in honor of Small Cool month, we like interesting ideas that might work for someone's space-challenged home!

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