Friday, January 31, 2014

Cheap and Easy Make-up Storage

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Maybe I'm having a midlife crisis--Completely inspired by my friend, Beth, who has a pretty cool fashion blog.

I have a new addiction...nail polish. Actually, it's really not a new addiction. I've always enjoyed painting my nails, but I'm really hard on polish. Even the "good stuff" would chip and peel off my nails. I decided to take Beth's advise and try Julep. The first box is free (you pay shipping).

I'm totally in love with this stuff! It really holds up and the colors are pretty great.

And I'm only slightly embarrassed that I now belong to a monthly nail polish club. I swear, I was only getting the free box!

As a result of me embracing the new me, I'm even wearing make-up on a regular basis.

Total midlife crisis material.

And, excellent opportunity to find a fun, easy and inexpensive way to store all my make-up and nail polish.

This small project cost $6. I plan on making a larger one for the nail polish but the store didn't have the right sized containers. They are available to order online for about $14.

Let's start with the basic materials:

Steel mesh silverware/utensil container
wire coat hanger(s)
wire cutter
spray paint

totally the wrong wire cutters LOL

First, cut the bottom part of the coat hanger off on both ends.

Slide it through the smell mesh holes, creating a bar across the container.

Using pliers, bend the hanger ends on each side of the container to secure the "bar."

The last step: Spray paint!

I attached to the wall with a couple of nails.

It was THAT easy.

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  1. What a great idea! It's super easy and cute. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

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