What do you do when you have a cluttered vanity and it drives you nuts? Repurpose something to clear it up. Here’s an item I bought at a yard sale earlier this summer (2 for .25)
This was originally a shelf for a pantry organization unit. As you can see the hooks are curved to the back, making hanging this a little awkward.
Using a pair of pliers I was able to bend the metal to make this easier to hang.
So what was the problem that was driving me nuts? It was my bathroom vanity.
You can see here I have a wooden box which holds my jewelry, a metal container holding my baking soda and salt mixture for brushing my teeth, deodorant, a small jar of soy lotion for extra dry skin, and a glass with toothbrushes (the extras are for the little ones when they visit)
It may not look that bad, but I hated it. It drove me nuts every time I walked into the bathroom area.
So this is where I thought I would put these items.
You enter from this doorway (from the hall), so it’s not the wall you first see when you enter. This is how it looks now.
And this is how the cluttered area looks now.
I know next up will be a soap dish. For years I used a liquid soap, I may still return to liquid, so for now I have a piece of fabric (cut from an old jersey sheet set) to set the soap on. I walked back into the bathroom and decided this I can live with.
How do you store your toiletries?
The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. ~~ Thornton Wilder