Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mini DIY

We have a little cabinet over the toilet in our bathroom downstairs.  I used to keep cute little knick knack type things in there but then I had a baby.  And then that baby grew up into an adorable little girl, one who needed lots and lots of pretties for her hair.  

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to organize.  I'm starting small.  I needed to find a way to hide the mess here.  This is the bathroom that is used the most, by us and our guests.  I was pretty sure that no one needed to see the hair stuff and the tooth brushes and toothpaste and floss sticks.

I started looking all around, trying to find some inexpensive baskets or bins that would fit in this tiny space.  But I did want them to look cute and match the purple in the bathroom.  Just an FYI, finding anything in purple for a bathroom is really hard to do.  It must not be an "in" color.  So after about two weeks of casually looking around, I decided to just make something.  That way it would be the perfect fit, the perfect match, you know, perfect!

 So measured the space, found an old cardboard box and some duct tape, and started making my very own boxes.  Then after a quick trip to Joann Fabrics and $4 later.  I had some pretty cute boxes to hide my crap! 
They aren't perfect.  I 'm not sure if I love that they are the exact same size as the shelf, but for now, they are perfect.  I may go back and cut the boxes down some but I also may decide that I can live with them looking just like this.  So what do you think?  Do you have any cute, cheap organizing ideas to share?


  1. Wow, I love them. Nice job, way to let those creative juices flow

    1. It turns out that because they are the same size as the opening, they are almost impossible to get into. I'm hoping I'll have the chance to cut them down a little bit this weekend!

  2. Those are adorable! Love your creativity and they seem to match perfectly!