How do you organize your girly stuff such as make-ups, perfumes, lotions, etc.? Do you just line them up on your desk or vanity table? Or do you store it on a shelf or drawer so it won’t look like it’s cluttering in your bedroom? Well, VASAGLE has something to offer to you, and this is their VASAGLE Vanity Table with Flip Top Mirror.
What’s amazing about this piece is, it’s a 2 in 1 table. What does it mean? It’s both a vanity table (with a mirror attached to it) and storage for your girly stuff. And what’s more exciting about it is, it’s not a huge piece. It’s compact and could fit in a small spaced apartment or bedroom.
But, let’s not get too excited about this one. Let’s try to be reasonable and examine this piece before we purchase it.
First question, what kind of wood did they use?
They used rubberwood from top to bottom. Meaning, you won’t find any particle board or MDF in this piece.
Well, the moment we found out that this piece used rubberwood, it immediately urged us to take a risk. The risk to purchase this without having a second thought.
Did we regret it? No, we didn’t. Why? It’s because the wood is solid, unlike particleboards that get flaky after some time. But we have one concern, and what is that? It easily gets wounded when something solid bumps into it.
Just to clarify, it is a true solid wood, but the thing is, it’s not that hard.
How about the presentation of the wood?
We like how they present the wood. It has a grainy feel (natural texture of the wood), and no lamination used. They only coated it with varnish, which only means you could see the face of the rubberwood.
So, if you are looking for furniture that reveals the wood’s face, then this might satisfy your needs.
Hinges are of high quality. It’s thick and reliable, too. Also, we didn’t find any problem while closing and opening the three lids of this vanity table. Meaning, they work smoothly.
For the middle part, this is where you’ll see the mirror. They used a mirror-lid hinge to keep it in place or lock. This is so important. Why? First, to avoid the breakage of the mirror. Second, so it won’t have any unnecessary movement while in use. It gives you the security that this part won’t go up or down even when you move the table from one place to another.
Well, we like how strong the grip of this mirror-lid hinge. The only thing we don’t like is we can’t adjust the angle of the mirror. It has a fixed angle when you open it. But, this is just a minor thing, so we’re still thankful that it doesn’t give us an unstable mirror part whenever we use it.
We heard many people complaining about the mirror. Well, they didn’t receive a broken mirror though. The mirror is fine and well working when they open the package of this VASAGLE Vanity Table with Flip Top Mirror. The thing is, after some time, it gets broken without a clear reason.
It strangely gets broken. But, we couldn’t give you an explanation about that because the piece we received has a fine and working mirror until now. But we promise to update this review once we experience this unfortunate event.
The opinions we get from other users is, they think the mirror is not high-quality. Another thing is, it’s not thick enough to handle different room temperatures.
Well, if you look at it, the mirror gets broken because of the change in room temperature. Some glasses are susceptible to the sudden change of temperature, right? But if this is the case, we hope that the manufacturer sees this, and use a better mirror—a thick one that could handle things like this.
What can you get from this part? There’s nothing much because it’s not spacious. It’s shallow and narrow.
The main reason the manufacturer put this under the table is to give you space to organize your brushes, pressed powders, or anything that you can lie in a shallow space like this one.
Even though it doesn’t have the height that most of us expect, we still appreciate its presence. Why? It’s because it gives room to little stuff, like brushes. This prevents these things from cluttering on top of your desk, right?
Let’s check the glides and slides.
Well, we’re not a fan of this part. Why? Because they didn’t use metal glides and slides to give a smooth push and pull to this drawer. Instead, they used wood to build handmade glides and slides. This affects the smoothness of this part.
We even experienced it getting stuck in the middle. Sometimes it’s difficult to pull and push. But we find a technic on how to effortlessly run this drawer. All you have to do is find the right angle on how to push it back to its place. Just lift it a bit before pushing, and that’s it.
The Hidden Compartment
We believe that this is the highlight of this vanity table. Why? Because this is the thing on this piece that excites us, and we’re sure that it excites you, too.
So, why are we so excited about this? Well, we usually line up our things on top of our desks or vanity tables, right? This means when we sit in front of our mirror, everything is also in front of us to watch us fix our make-up or hair. Sometimes, it’s not pleasing to our eyes, and VASAGLE gave us hope in hiding our stuff without moving it away from our desks through the hidden compartment they built on this VASAGLE Vanity Table with Flip Top Mirror.
What to expect in the hidden compartment?
First is the 6 different sized organizer. Sure enough, you’ll like how they divided the whole area. The depth and width depend on what you need since we all know that girly stuff is in different sizes, right?
You’ll see the deep part at the back, and the height of it is around 9 to 10 inches. We’re giving you the estimate because what we have is 9.5 inches, but some customers reported that their piece reached 10 to 10.5 inches.
Well, there might be no specific height for each organizer. Maybe the manufacturer just gave us the picture that this part is deeper than the other parts. So it’s still better to see this with your own eyes.
Here’s the measurement of each organizer (from the manufacturer).
- Back Organizer (Main): 21.3” L x 4.7” W x 9.4” H
- Back Organizer (Side): 5.3” L x 4.7” W x 9.4” H
- 3 Front Organizers (Main): 6.9” L x 9.6” W x 2.0” H / 4.5” H
- Front Organizer (Side): 5.3” L x 9.6” W x 4.7” H
Given the figure above, you might think, can we adjust the height or width of the divider so it could meet our needs?
The answer to that is “NO”. The manufacturer already installed all the dividers in this compartment. It’s fixed, and there’s no way for you to move it around.
Now, are you okay with that or not?
How do we transform it from a desk to a vanity table?
This part is so simple. You only need three moves to open the compartment. Flip the two sides up (180-degree angle), and flip the middle up, which is the mirror part, and you’ll have the vanity table you are looking for. If you want to bring it back to a desk, so it won’t occupy so much space, then just flip it back to its closed position.
We’ve heard several things about the two sides door of the compartment. They said that theirs are in a slanting position (when opened 180-degree angle). Well, we don’t find it a defect. Why? Because it depends on the angle of the hinges. Also, there’s no perfect flat surface for this part. It’s opened and closed through hinges, which means this is something that you can’t control, even the manufacturer.
Just think it this way, the angle of the hinges may go over 180 degrees. But, if you could find a solution to this, maybe replace the hinges or fix the position of the screws, then it’s better, right? Yet, we still don’t see it as a defect.
The Dimension and The Colors
What we’ll give you here is the overall dimension only. You’ll see the organizer’s dimension above.
- Overall Dimension when Close: 29.1” L x 16.3” W x 30.3” H
- Overall Dimension when Open: 42.1” L x 16.3” W x 46” H
- Floor to the Bottom of Desk: 22.5”
For the colors, the seller only offers 3 options, and what are they?
- Saddle Brown
Well, they don’t need to come up with lots of options for this part because they already covered the three major colors we need for our furniture, right?
The Stool Size
Knowing that the space from the floor to the bottom of the desk is 22.5”, it gives us the idea that the stool that we should purchase is just around 16 to 18 inches. This is to leave enough room for our legs—between the top of the stool and the bottom of the desk.
It’s also important that the stool is lower than the bottom of the desk. Why? So you could push it underneath when not in use.
When you see the hidden compartment, did it give you the feeling that it might be tedious to assemble this VASAGLE Vanity Table with Flip Top Mirror?
Well, that’s the first thing that came to our head. There are a lot of pieces to install, so it might eat up several hours. But we’re wrong, and good thing that we are. It only took us 15 minutes to make it functional. Yes, that’s right! We’re not kidding!
There are only three pieces in the box when we received it.
They pre-assembled the tabletop, which is a big relief for us. This saves us several hours of screwing and aligning dividers. Thank you VASAGLE.
So, ending, we only installed the legs to the tabletop, arranged the drawer in its place, and after that, it becomes functional.
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