Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Hanging Hairbrush Storage from Tin Cans

I get really frustrated when I'm getting ready in our bathroom.  I long for a drawer.  Just one little drawer for my brush.  And the toothpaste.  And my moisturizer.  And some makeup.  OK, maybe I'd really like two drawers, but that's not what this post is about.  It's about this

*cue angels singing*
So it might not look glorious to you, but it's a game changer for me.  I don't have to get down on my knees and go digging under the sink to find my brush every morning!

It all started with some tomato paste.  I made chili last week just so I could get my hands on these sweet little cans.

I used the can opener to take the bottom off (as well as the top).

Wrapped it in a piece of scrapbook paper

taped it up

and sealed it with some Mod Podge.

I just bought this over the weekend

It's a gallon!  Amazing, right?  I might just Mod Podge anything in the house that doesn't move (or move fast enough)

Back to the brush holder.  I used some command strips to attach them to the inside of the cabinet door.  I used hot glue an adhesive called Duco Cement to secure the can to the command strip.

Voila!


Here's where I used to keep the brushes

...and you thought I was all organized, didn't you?  What a mess.  At least these brush holders should help a little.

Thanks for stopping by!
Blessings,
Jamie

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59 comments:

  1. brilliant- pinned it! Looks like my closet. lol

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  2. Cool idea!! We have no drawers in our bathroom either :( so I feel your pain! I ended up buying those containers that are drawers and then put a basket on top of each one. Works great!!

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  3. Absolute Genius!!! i love that, under my bathroom sink looks 10 times worse, this will be a major improvement to my bathroom organization. It would probably work well for curling irons and flat irons too! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. This is brilliant! I can never find my brush...chili is on the menu!

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  5. These are functional and sassy...awesome! You never cease to amaze me!

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  6. Genius! I'd love for you to come link it up to my party. You can win a 3 pack from Sew Sweet patterns just for linking up. http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/02/linky-28-will-craft-for-free-patterns.html

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  7. that's a cute idea, very chic. Love the paper pattern you used. I'm visiting from Night Owl Crafting (we're linky neighbors). Hope you're having a great day.

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  8. Cool idea. That could work for a lot of things. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. How very clever!! Looks like I'm going to have to make chilli.

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  10. Cool! I too think it would be great for curling irons! Awesome idea! XO Cindy

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  11. Brilliant idea..now to eat some canned goods!

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  12. Very neat idea!! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  13. Genius! What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing at this week's party!

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  14. Great idea!! Easy and cheap way to organize!

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  15. what a creative idea! Thank you for sharing this at simply creations link party!

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  16. What a great idea. So simple, so creative, and so economical. Love it.

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  17. What a great idea! I'm constantly loosing my brushes, but no more!! Thanks!

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  18. What a great idea, thanks - we're redoing the bathroom this weekend so good timing too!

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  19. Great idea! Shared a link on my Facebook page :)

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  20. This is fantastic! Currently I have all my hair supplies in my closet nook, and this would just be perfect! Pinning it!

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  21. Amazing! I love your gallon bottle of Modge Podge. I need to get that! I have all my brushs in a small trash can to hold them. This would be a much better way to keep them all together...in a nice way!

    I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/02/pinteresting-party-week-26.html

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  22. Now that's clever! I think I'll try this one!

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  23. awesome gonna make some canned something this evening just to get the cans lol

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  24. Awesome idea! I will surely be doing this for my bathroom sink!
    New Follower- found you through Sew Can Do linky party! Cannot wait to check out your blog!
    ~Jen @ hutchinsonherd.blogspot.com

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  25. absolutely GREAT idea. Never seen this before!!

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  26. How smart is this?!? LOVE that houndstooth. And I'm waaaaaaay in awe of that bottle of mod podge. That rocks! Would be delighted for you to link up with us at Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-3.html
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  27. What a great idea! Thanks for linking up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam.

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  28. That is crazy smart!! Would love for you to stop by and link up to the Tuesday To Do Party (if you haven't already.) Also, the Pretty Packages Party is going on & I would love for you to share any creative gifts, packages or party favor ideas!

    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/02/tuesday-to-do-part-49-and-48-list.html

    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/02/pretty-packages-party-12.html

    Smiles!
    Jami

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  29. LOVE this idea and LOVE the gallon of modge podge!!!!! Where did you get it?

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  30. Fantastic idea! Found you through "Mommy by day". Definitely on my "To Do" list now!

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  31. This is perfect!! So helpful! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you back next Saturday with more fun ideas! -The Sisters

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  32. Such a neat idea! Thanks for sharing.

    -Jeneen @ Suzie HomeCaker
    suziehc.blogspot.com

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  33. Wow, so simple, yet so good-looking! I just came for a quick visit from Sugar and Spice, but now - I'm a follower! Cheers!

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  34. A. Freaking. Amazing. I love this idea. I think when I move in August I am SO going to be making me some brush holders... maybe a comb and toothbrush holder as well. Thanks for sharing.. I am officially a new follower.

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  35. I have two sets of plastic drawers can purchuse at Walmart on each side. I have the deep ones for things like blower dryers and hot irons then there are the smaller drawers for makeup tooth paste. I put a deep drawer and a small drawer on the other side. Wonderfully organized. Can even label the drawers...the drawers are also good in a hall closet for medicine.

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  36. Love your idea! So simple yet so smart! I would love to have you share this at my party...going on now through Friday. :)

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  37. Very cute Jaime! Great idea! Come over to my blog - I would love for you to join yup to my first linky party - would love to have you!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  38. This is brilliant~ I want to go and buy a gallon of Mod Podge! :)

    By the way, thank you so much for your comment on my Haiti blogpost yesterday. I'm so excited about going and am looking forward to seeing what God does! Blessings!

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  39. Such a GREAT FANTASTIC idea!! Thanks for sharing it :)

    Come check out my blog too :)
    thediydreamer.blogspot.com

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  40. That is genius!!

    Stopping by from Talent Show Tuesday

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  41. Jaime, this is so smart!! But I need to know WHERE ON EARTH DID YOU FIND A GALLON OF MOD PODGE? Sorry, to yell, I just got REALLY excited when I saw that!! Thanks!! ~Lori

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  42. I was so surprised when I saw your blog on Roadkill Rescue. I thought, "I know her!" Congrats on being featured!

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  43. so simple! so genius! but a gallon of mod podge? hahaha you better get busy!
    gail

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  44. Look on pinterest for DIY modpodge for a good alternative.

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  45. And this genius idea is what made me your newest follower. Can't wait to see more clever ideas you've got. :)

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  46. OMG this is so genius! I recently moved into an apartment and I have NO storage in our bathroom it's ridiculous. I have nothing underneath my sink so everything is shoved into our medicine cabinet and that leaves NO room for my brushes. Leaving them lay on top of our toilet. Instead of putting it inside my cabinet I'm going to put them on the side of the cabinet! You literally saved me so much room and it'll look so much cleaner. Can't wait to do this this coming weekend! :) Again, you're a genius! haha.

    Newest follower, come check out my blog. Maybe I'll even post about it. haha!

    http://vscupcakecouture.blogspot

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  47. Brilliant idea!! Love it!! Might have to make some chili soon ;)

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  48. I wonder if there are "heavy-duty" command strips or other temporary adhesives of that nature. It would be great to use this can project idea for holding tools, like a hammer.

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  49. What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing.

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