Easy Makeup Organization Ideas

Every woman that I know has some amount of makeup or cosmetic product that they use on a daily basis.  Sometimes the drawers they are kept in can get messy, making it harder to find things that you need. Here are a few great products to make your makeup organization so simple!

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Not all organization solutions have to be solely practical. This pretty glass organizer adds a nice decor aspect to your countertop. BUY NOW!

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This set of drawers can grow as your makeup collection does by adding additional storage to the top of the unit. BUY NOW!

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A bamboo drawer organizer is the perfect solution for all your organizing needs. This one expands depending on the amount of storage needed and space available. BUY NOW!

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A simple plastic divider like this provides so many options. These units are even stackable when storing your smaller items. BUY NOW!

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One of the best things about this organizer is how small and sleek it looks in the drawer. It would be the perfect size for storage your chapstick, hair ties, or other small items somewhere for easy access! BUY NOW!

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Although containers like this usually make me think of college dorm rooms, the handle on this one could really come in handy! Plus the deep compartments would be perfect for storing face wash, makeup remover, and other tall bottles. BUY NOW!

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These cute jars are another storage option that double as decor. They come in a variety of finishes, but I think the rose gold is so beautiful! BUY NOW!

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Easy Makeup Organization Ideas|Designers Sweet Spot|www.designerssweetspot.comThe spinning tower is a very popular cosmetic organizer. It allows you to store many things while only using a small amount of counter space. The adjustable trays on this one make it even more adaptable to your storage needs. BUY NOW!Easy Makeup Organization Ideas|Designers Sweet Spot|www.designerssweetspot.comWhen I saw these, I knew I had to share. They are so beautiful and unique, making an excellent addition to your countertop. BUY NOW!

 

We’d love to hear how you store your makeup! Maybe one of these organizers is the perfect way to restore order to your morning routine.

 

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15 Genius Storage Solutions for Your Home

Extra storage space is something we all crave.  It seems like there is just never enough! We found some genius storage solutions that will help you make the most of the space you do have. 

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Kitchen Storage

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Most of us don’t have a huge pantry, but this product will create so much extra storage.  The adjustable shelving offers so much flexibility to store those tall bottles that never seem to have a place on the pantry shelf.  BUY NOW!

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A utensil divider is one thing I can’t live without.  Gone are the days of digging through the silverware drawer trying to find that one spoon that’s not dirty. There are many types of dividers that all have the same function, but I love this beautiful bamboo option that looks like it was made just for this drawer.  BUY NOW!15 Genius Storage Solutions for Your Home|Designers Sweet Spot|www.designerssweetspot.com

An organized refrigerator is easier to look at but it also cuts down on food waste! See exactly what you have without having to go on a scavenger hunt to the back of the shelves. These plastic bins are also easy to clean just incase you have an occasional spill. BUY NOW!

 

Bedroom Storage

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Here’s another solution to a problem I’m having as we speak! Small closets run rampant in many homes and there never seems to be enough shelf space. The space that is there quickly becomes overrun with sloppy piles that turn into one huge heap. These separators will keep your piles neat and in order, making it easy on the eyes and easy to find just what you’re looking for.  BUY NOW!

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You all know what I’m talking about when I mention the “top of the dresser pile”.  Keys, wallet, watch, spare change, etc. This simple solution can help that pile feel like it has a place of its own. BUY NOW!

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Here’s another way to stretch that closet space just a little further. These neat boxes attach to the bottom of metal shelving. I think they would be the perfect place to store belts, scarves, leggings, or anything else that didn’t have a home elsewhere. BUY NOW!

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I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit of a neat freak, but drawer organizers like these help my dresser much more organized. I’ve also find that I can actually store more once it’s all in its own space. BUY NOW!

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These collapsible bins would be the perfect place to store clothing that may be out of season. They fit neatly on your shelves, are easy to access, and also protect your clothing from dust! BUY NOW! 

 

Extra Storage

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Just like the dresser organizers mentioned earlier, these drawer dividers are perfect for storing cosmetics. You’ll never dig around for a bobby pin again! BUY NOW!

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I love making wreaths and sometimes I repurpose them once they’ve run their season, but there are a few that are too good to get rid of completely.  Wreath storage bags like this one are perfect for protecting your wreath from dust and keeping it looking fresh for the next time it’s displayed. BUY NOW!

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A simple shelving unit like this can add valuable storage space to your laundry room, garage, pantry, or anywhere else you might need it. The possibilities are endless with something like this.  BUY NOW!

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Storage space is great, but sometimes you need to have it hidden. A beautiful piece like this is both functional as storage and as furniture. I use mine as storage for extra pillows and blankets in the guest room. It would also make a great toy bin for those of you with small children! BUY NOW!

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This product takes advantage of the few inches between the wall and your washing machine (or refrigerator, etc.) turning it into valuable storage space. It even has wheels making it easy to store when you’re not using it. BUY NOW!

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What do you do with your gift wrapping supplies when they aren’t in use? This hanging organizer fits everything perfectly, with a large pocket on the back side for those clumsy rolls of gift wrap.  BUY NOW!

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Just because a storage solution is functional doesn’t mean it has to be ugly. I’ve found that pretty baskets like these can be great for many situations. My favorite use is on a bookshelf to disguise all of our remotes, etc.  BUY NOW!

 

I’m now more motivated than ever to start spring cleaning just a tad early this year. Do you have a favorite storage solution you’d like to share with us? We are always looking for new ideas!

 

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Big Family Bathroom Renovation on a Tiny Budget

This bathroom renovation project has been on the back burner for a while, but it’s time to get started on it. It’s been a long time since we tackled a big project like this, anything can happen!

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Big Renovation, Tiny Budget

We have a leaky bath. This bathroom is on our second floor and is shared between the 4 upstairs bedrooms. When we bought this old house two years ago, we knew this would eventually be on our renovation plan. We had a vision to expand it, make a walk in shower and add a double vanity someday.

That day has come! Shortly after we moved in, we discovered the previous owners had cleverly concealed cracks in the shower surround by filling them with caulk. Over time, the caulk has peeled away leaving leaky cracks in it’s place. ARRRGHHH!

It is unfortunate that the inspector never found the cracks, we would have made sure it was fixed before we bought the house. However, it is too late for that now. We are sure the shower is leaking into the wall behind it, just not sure how bad the damage will be when we open it up.

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To make matters worse, we have had a lot of problems with clogged drains lately. The plumbing is old, is not vented and needs to be replaced. How do you do all this on a tiny budget??

Bathroom Renovation Master Plan

We are not strangers to renovations. We have renovated houses for years and have a lot of experience with how things can go wrong once you get started on a big project. This is why we have chosen to carefully think through all the options before starting.

We have drawn several different design plans. The plans range from easy to difficult. We aren’t really sure which one we will choose until we open up that back wall behind the shower and see how much water damage there is. The shower surround will be the first to come out then we can decide on a course of action.

Plan A:

If the damage is minimal and the studs are not rotten, we can put up tile backer board and install subway tile and a few decorative tiles around the existing tub. A bit of grout and all will be well! This renovation will cost about $250.00 if we do all the work. The rest of the room would remain untouched. We already have the tile, here’s a peek:

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Beautiful 4″ square Mexican tiles.

We bought a case of this beautiful Mexican tile a few months ago, anticipating this project! Can’t wait to see it in the new bath!

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The itty-bitty toilet and pedestal sink make for a lousy bathroom.

Plan B:

This plan is worse case scenario. If the studs and floor behind the shower surround are rotten, we will need to remove the entire tub. Then replace the 2 x 4 framing, sub floor, and add tile backer board. We are able to do this work ourselves. If this is the case, and we have to do that, we will also replace the old plumbing and add needed venting to bring the plumbing up to code (probably will have to hire a plumber for this). When we started thinking about our plans, we decided we could even expand the entire bath since we have to take out a wall out anyway. Here’s our thought process:

By moving the shower back 4 feet into our master bedroom (which is behind the shower wall), we can get an extra large walk in shower in this bath. We can also move the sink to accommodate  a double vanity and move the toilet over to get a full size toilet fixture.

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Temporary storage shelves above the toilet.

As you can see in this photo, there is zero storage in this room. I used to love pedestal sinks, but the complete lack of storage just isn’t worth it. When we moved in, my husband built these shelves above the toilet for storage. However, when he went to put them up, we discovered that the studs in the wall are almost 30″ apart. What??? There should be studs every 16 inches. Some do it yourself-er cut a lot of corners when they installed this bath! We can’t hang much of anything on the wall because there are no studs to anchor anything. Not good!

The toilet in this room is also a problem since it is a mini-sized one. I call it the child size toilet. What were they thinking when they installed that?? No one wants a mini sized toilet!

City code requires a minimum of 18″ clearance from the center of the toilet to the wall or any other fixture (according to the BHG blog, you can read more here) As you can see, we have about 8″ of space between the toilet and the wall, clearly a code violation.

The itty-bitty potty has to go away for good!

Renovation Expenses Estimate

Plan B expenses will run considerably more, even with us doing a majority of the work.  Here’s a quick estimate:

Tile, grout and backer board supplies about $350.00 (We already have the tile, same as plan A)

Estimate to move shower plumbing back 4 feet, move toilet and add additional sink hookup $3000.00 (I am guessing here, it could be considerably more. We will have to hire a professional plumber for this work.)

New sink and shower faucets $500.00

Double vanity $500.00 (we may be able to save some money here)

Double Sinks $500.00

New full size toilet $300.00

Flooring $200.00

Lighting $200.00

Electrical work $300.00

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Summing it Up

We can install the vanity and sinks ourselves, but the plumber would have to install the shower base and toilet to guarantee no leaks. Wowzers, we are looking at a $5000-$6000 renovation. This is a lot of money, however it would be so much more if we hired all the work done, we will do as much as we can ourselves. One of the estimates we got for the entire project was $30,000. No way! Ideally we would like to get the entire job done for about $4000. We will see how that goes!

The good news is that this renovation will add a lot of value to our home for resale, but we may have to compromise in some areas to get the job done within our budget.

Lets hope we can stick with plan A! We will be gutting this room very soon and I will keep you posted on our progress!

If you need more bathroom ideas, check out these posts:

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Top 20 Bathroom Transformations

Five Dollar Bathroom Update

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Beautiful Bathroom Tile Roundup

Tile floors have always been a popular choice for the bathroom.  However, just because you bought the house with boring white tile doesn’t mean you have to live with it! Here are a few beautiful bathroom tile choices for any taste and budget.

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Style by Emily Henderson transformed her dark, outdated guest bathroom into a beautiful and bright space. This colorful tile adds just the right amount of interest in an otherwise neutral room.

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Herringbone and marble, is there a more classic combination? Shine Your Light Blog shares some great DIY advice on how to replace your tile for less.

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This bathroom is always so fun to look at.  Christinas Adventures chose to combine three different styles of tile in her shower alone! You’ll definitely want check out all the other fun details she decided to include in her bathroom makeover.

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If the thought of laying tiny tiles is intimidating to you, maybe larger tiles is the way to go! By Brittany Goldwyn explains her decision making process in this informative post.

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Leslie’s daughter was the recipient of this fun bathroom makeover.  The vertical subway tiles are such a unique touch.  Check out the entire process over on Deeply Southern Home.

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Wood flooring is always a favorite choice, although it’s not the best decision for a bathroom. My Life From Home decided to use this wood tile to achieve the same look but with easier upkeep.

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Although you may have purchase a home with boring (or ugly) tile, that doesn’t mean you have to live with it! Domestic Blonde shares some great tips on how to paint the tile you have to save both money and hopefully time.

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These small hexagon tiles are always a favorite.  Refashionably Late decided to use the same tiles for an interest wall to create a beautiful flow and the appearance of a larger bathroom.

Beautiful Bathroom Tile Roundup|Designers Sweet Spot|www.designerssweetspot.comShark Tails shares an excellent option for a quick bathroom makeover. Although she admits that the project was tedious, the results were completely worth it.

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This bathroom is another favorite.  Centsational Style combines multiple patterns of tile to create this beautiful and welcoming room.

What’s your favorite bathroom tile option? We’d love to hear about it!

 

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Top 20 Bathroom Transformations

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10 Beautiful Farmhouse Bathrooms

Farmhouse decor has been trending for a few years now, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down! Here are a few beautiful farmhouse bathrooms to inspire your next bathroom makeover. 

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Farmhouse style can vary from rustic to modern.  Here is a modern take on a farmhouse bathroom. My Life From Home chose some beautiful details to include in her remodel. I would love that concrete countertop in front of the window, what a perfect place to do your makeup!

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Here’s a peak into my own bathroom! This is a budget friendly way to create a farmhouse feel without having to rip everything out. Head over to Designers Sweet Spot for a few tips & tricks on where to find great farmhouse accessories.

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Shiplap is a signature farmhouse look. In this bathroom, Design Dazzle chose to use a rustic weathered wood instead of the traditional white.  What a great choice!

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Did you know that a vintage dresser could be transformed into a farmhouse style vanity? Think of all the extra storage space this would add! Little Vintage Nest shares how she dressed up these old pieces of furniture into the perfect addition to her bathroom.

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Christina’s Adventures did a beautiful job of creating the farmhouse feel without creating too much clutter.  You won’t want to miss these stunning before and after photos!10 Beautiful Farmhouse Bathrooms|Designers Sweet Spot|www.designerssweetspot.com

Sara included so many special touches in this master bathroom.  Visit Twelve on Main to read about all the blood, sweat, and tears that were invested in this beautiful space.  They were all completely worth it!

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What’s one of the most important parts of a bathroom? Functional storage! Farm Fresh Homestead explains how she kept the farmhouse aesthetic while still adding plenty of storage space for her family.

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Do you have a boring bathroom mirror you want to disguise? Shannon at AKA Design shares a great DIY that will create an instant farmhouse feel without breaking the bank.

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You’ll never believe how dark and boring this bathroom was before it’s makeover.  The Weathered Fox did a great job of creating a brand new space while still keeping the majority of her original fixtures.  What a great way to maximize a budget!

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We couldn’t end this roundup without including one traditional white shiplap wall.  It just wouldn’t feel right!  Hence, this beautiful example of a staple farmhouse look from Kristi at Making it in the Mountains.

Farmhouse decor can be so versatile. Whether it’s a complete bathroom renovation, or the simple addition of a few accessories, we’re confident that you’ve found inspiration for your next makeover!

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