Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Thrifted Master Bathroom Storage

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I've been working on organizing the master bathroom.  I'm tossing dated products and trying to bring everything we need into one central location, so we don't have to run back downstairs when we need Apple Cider Vinegar, for example.  Whenever I take on a new project around the house, my 2 questions are: 

  • How can I solve my problem without spending any money.  
  • What do I have around the house some where, which would make a suitable container.

How about my china hutch full of thrift store pillage and sweet vintage scores. 

It turned out lovely.  Better than I had planned.  I found candles, sugar bowls for baking soda, an orphaned gravy boat for Epsom Salts, an old jar with a lid for my Coconut Oil and an oil decanter for my olive & Castor Oil  mix I use on my face every night (which by the way, makes your eye lashes grow LONG).  

Which brings to mind another thought......

Use your stuff!! 

Don't keep your pretty things locked in a cabinet to be used once a year (or never).  Pretty things are meant to be used.  We can't take them with us.  Make your life and your world beautiful TODAY.  Don't wait for Christmas or a birthday to decorate.  PS: If you're not going to use it, or don't like it, get rid of it.  

All of this was thrifted.  I think I might paint this table though.  I'm not sure if it's going to stay here or not, but it works for now.  :)  

I've had an atomic tiered serving piece in the cabinet just taking up space and being useless.  I decided it would hold some make up.  I like lip sticks more than eye shadows.  Can you tell?  I don't own too much makeup these days so it's working just fine for the time being.  I also broke out my grandmother's piece of Fenton to hold some brushes and liners.  

What pretty things do you have around the house which you could use as a container?  Share with me.  :) Tell me what you think in the comments below. 

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Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

How to solve it without spending any money is always my m.o. too :)
I really like all the pretty things you pulled together to serve a useful purpose! I like to use pretty china saucers or bowls for soap, an ironstone tureen for bath salts, etc. Fun and easy to change up, also!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Michal, I love thrifting and I love owning something which has been loved and used by someone else, that includes china, jewellery and especially books.
I love your idea of using a tiered cake stand for storing make up. I shall pass that tip onto my daughters.
One of the things I use, which it wasn't meant for, is a lazy susan. I put all my herbs and spices on it and with a quick twirl I can find what I need.
It's lovely to meet you and I have become a new follower.
Best Wishes

Birdhouse Books said...

I absolutely love that tiered serving piece for a lipstick holder! Great pics and great ideas.


After Eleven Blog said...

Just found your blog from the blog hobnob! It's super cute and I'm glad to be following along. I may have gone a little overboard and followed on bloglovin, gfc, AND google+. eh, oh well!! ha.

April Dunlap said...

The whole thing is just beautiful! I love the tray it's all sitting on, and using the tiered server was a stroke of genius. It sounds like we could bond over beauty care. Lol. Oh! And all the blue, blue, blue is just HAPPY! :)

Katherines Corner said...

Thrifty fabulous-ness Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. ♥

My thrift store addiction said...

Hi there! I'm visiting from Revi's and love your post. I love to shop my home first and use what I have in unconventional ways! Your Bathroom turned out lovely! Blessings, Cecilia

chateau chic said...

I love the idea of using pretties for containers!
Thanks for visiting,
Mary Alice

Custom Comforts said...

Great motto. I'm going to start cleaning and use your motto. Purging and organizing always make me feel better.

JoAnne Weisser said...

Great ideas, Michal. You're so right that we should use our pretty things!

New Jersey Memories said...

What a pretty way to store your lipsticks!

Pretty kitty, too! : )

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I spotted the fenton glass piece right away and I love the blue hobnail cruet
I agree use your pretty stuff, for years I kept my pretties put away or in a cabinet now it is all out and being used

Poppy said...

Hi Michal,

So nice to meet you!

Your thrifted master bathroom storage looks very organized and pretty and practical! Love the tiered sweet tray for your makeup! Like you, last year, I got serious about putting some order in the master bath, and tossed lots of outdated products, then neatly put everything in a container, basket or tray. I only have things on the counter that I use regularly and it's made a difference.

Happy weekend!


deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I like the pretty blue glassware and had to laugh at the kitty! :)

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

What a wonderful solution! I'll be featuring this post at Tuesdays with a Twist today! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Joy this is a wonderful and beautiful idea! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

Jann Olson said...

I love using pretty containers in the bathroom too. You have put a gorgeous display together! Both functional and pretty! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Revi said...

Love the idea of using pretty things as containers, and I want to know more about the olive oil/castor oil mix for your face! Thanks for sharing this at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday. :)

Revi said...

You're going to be featured late tonight at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday. :)

Janice Kay Schaub said...

I love thrifting, Its habitual now.,,,,,,I have some on my pretty things blogs. I am finding great stuff for the garden. You have some very nice finds. I love to find containers to keep things like buttons or lavender in.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Michael, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.

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