July 26, 2012

Magnetic Make-up Organization

I have to confess something to you.  My bathroom has been a *complete* mess since I fell in love with selling Mary Kay products.  I’m having so much fun trying on new shades of eye shadows, testing out different techniques, and practicing doing make-up on other girls … that my bathroom became a total disaster.  I’m absolutely embarrassed to show you this picture, but when I walked in the bathroom after a night of trying different techniques, and I saw THIS:

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I KNEW I needed to find a different system to organize my new “toys”!

I had been thinking about doing a magnetic board like this for months now, and I thought it would be the perfect solution for my make-up mess.  BUT my hubby did not like the idea of my make-up being framed and organized on the wall to the right of our sink.  He thought that would look weird and cluttered, so I let it go.  But I kept brainstorming how I could use that idea, so I didn’t have to shove all of my new toys in a bag in the bathroom.

I realized I could still make the magnetic make-up board – but it DIDN’T have to be displayed for everyone to see!  I had space right on the inside of my cabinet to the left of my sink!

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By the way…if you are noticing my cute decorations in the back of these photos, come check out how I took this bathroom from uggggly to cute for just $22!

SO – I went to Lowe’s and bought some sheet metal for less than $10.  I didn’t have to get it cut – this was the perfect size!  I sprayed it down with spray adhesive, and covered it with some remnant fabric I bought a while ago.

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Once that had dried, I flipped it over, cut the excess material, and duct-taped the fabric to the back of the metal:

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(and yes – I was too lazy to take it off of my lap for the picture, so those are my feet in my new $5 sandals) Smile

Next, I had to get the magnets on my make-up.  I used some super-strong glue and magnets from Lowe’s, and laid them all out to dry (on my most favorite furniture re-do ever):

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I also included 2 cups, which were actually used in my classroom in previous years, originally bought from Wal*Mart.

While they were drying, I put Command picture-hanging strips on the door, and then adhered the metal to the strips:

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Once the magnets dried, I stuck the make-up on, and stepped back to admire my new organization!

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It’s SO pretty!  I also love that I have room to get much more make-up now too Smile

YOU can easily make this so you can maximize your storage space!  It works with the kind of cabinet I have, but it could easily work with thousands of other cabinet styles as well!

Just so we can allll admire how much better it looks, I will bring back the dreaded “before” just so I can show off the pretty “after”:

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PS: If you’re at all interested in buying items from Mary Kay, OR interested in the awesome business I’ve started with selling these products, PLEASE send me an e-mail or leave a comment letting me know! It’s an incredible company and I’m honestly having a lot of FUN working with other women to enrich women’s lives!

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  1. This is brilliant! And you did it the simple way instead of fancy tools and hardware…my kind of girl!

  2. have i ever told you that you are a genious?

  3. Great job! I am impressed, very pretty also!

  4. Love this!! It turned out so cute!! I love how you were able to put it on the inside of the cabinet door as well! Great idea!

  5. Love that!!!

  6. Stefany says:

    AWESOME. I loved it…you are such a blessing…THANK YOU for the great idea!

  7. This looks so great! Such a cute way to display the fabric…and I seriously LOVE that fabric, do you remember where you got it from??

  8. such a great idea, and love the pink background you used. pinning

    Would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday @ http://www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

  9. Flutemom says:

    I did something similar except for my most worn necklaces and earrings. I used self stick plastic hooks for my necklaces and for the earrings I used 3/8 ” neodymium magnets which can be bought online inexpensively and are amazingly strong.

  10. Wow! You are superrrr organized! Patsy from HeARTworks and papemelroti

  11. I love this! I also sell mary kay and my bathroom is a mess like that. I’m going to have to go to lowes tomorrow and copy you!!!

  12. I love this!! I’ve seen it on Pinterest before and always wondered how to actually make it happen.

  13. That’s a great idea and look so easy to do!


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