first home project.

Category: DIY | August 5th, 2010

i actually had the energy to do a project around the house! there are tons of projects to do but clearly i tackled the bathroom first. actually it was the closet :) which was fun but nothing to post about.
bathroom before
here’s the before pic in the bathroom. i’m an organized person but just didn’t have the time, and husband was not happy about that section. it is right in front of the main mirror in the bathroom so there’s no escaping it’s craziness.
neck, wrist
so i made the super long field trip to ikea and bought these simple yet useful canvas organizers. they’re 2 for 3 bucks. i wanted to decorate them somehow since white was a little boring. got some felt and glued the words on them. hair=head bands, wraps, etc. skin=lotions, perfumes, face=face wash, lotion, neck=necklaces, wrist=bracelets….you get the point :)
bathroom after
here’s the after! it’s a lot better than before but not sure if husband likes it. ha. hope everyone has a great day!!! tomorrow is friday. yay!!!

*****update: as of now i have rearranged the bottom shelf with the meds and stuff since Penny pants can now get into everything. so yes…those who have small children, think about the reachable shelves. ;)

peace and love

  • somedaycrafts

    This is simply adorable. I love the yarn letters. I am featuring this at Grab my “featured” button.

  • Two Shades of Pink

    Saw this on Someday Crafts. Genius! Love this idea and your creative solution to organization. I’m in bloggy awe.

  • Crystal

    That is adorable! I don’t see why your hubby wouldn’t like them. Big improvement!

    • Kristen McAshan

      ha. y’all are sweet! thanks. i think it was the pink and purple colors i used. :) he secretly loves that it is organized though.

  • Randi

    I love the yarn labels … very cute!

  • Olivia @ Swan White Curtain

    That is so fun! Very creative. :o)

  • cb

    what a great idea! and the lettering looks great! i really really love this idea! such a smart lady!


  • Kate

    These are adorable! Such a good idea!

  • Melissa Noelle

    Wow, these are perfect! I have these skinny little shelves in my bathroom that if I took this idea and turned them sideways it would be, well, perfect! lol

  • Throckmorton Jones

    This is too cute and a huge improvement! Looks 10x’s better easily! :)

  • Ericka

    I recently wrapped some shoeboxes in some cute fabric for this same purpose, but they were looking a little boring. I love this idea and might have to try it! Thanks :)

  • Susie

    Just a little suggestion, make a little pompom to dot the i in Hair. I love these selves btw.

    • Kristen McAshan

      i thought about adding a dot but didn’t think of a pom pom. good idea! :)

  • Suzanne

    Love these boxes! I may show these to DD 17 to try in her room. We’ll see what she thinks.

  • Bettijo Hirschi

    I LOVE the yarn words. that is SO cute!!

  • kimbowest

    gave you an award at my blog

  • Wendy

    That is such a cute idea!!

  • PeaceLoveTerri

    Super, super creative! I {love}!

  • Mary-Beth

    love this project! i definitely need to “beautify” the inside of my bathroom closet!:)

  • katie

    i love this idea! i am always looking for better ways to organize my cabinets :) and ikea is so cheap!!

  • Brooke Premo

    Hi there! I just found your blog through a link to this lovely project. Yay! This is so cute.
    So glad I found your blog!

  • Kailey

    What a great idea! We are about to move into a new house, so I’m looking around to get some fun organizing ideas. Is that rope that you used? If so, how did you make it stay on the baskets?

    • Kristen McAshan

      hey kailey!! thanks, and congrats on the new home! it’s actually yarn! and i just hot glued them on some white felt, and then pinned the felt to the basket. that way if i ever wanted to change it i can just easily take off the felt. :)

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  • Amanda

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    • Kristen McAshan

      thanks amanda! honored. :)

  • michelle rodriguez

    This is genious! pinned it on pinterest and implementing it asap! thanks

  • michelle rodriguez

    and crap i spelled genius wrong…lol

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  • Joyce

    Love your idea, but could you PLEASE put your container for Meds on an upper shelf to keep away from your little one. Thanks, mother of five, grandmother of six, and wife of a pharmacist.

    • Kristen McAshan

      Hey Joyce! This picture was taken when I was about 3 months pregnant with no other babes in the house….so yes I did rearrange when it came time. :) Thanks!!

  • Linda

    I just love this idea! So clever and original. I am pinning!


    • Kristen

      why thank you linda!!

  • Ashley

    Can I ask what color paint is on the walls?

  • Talisha

    hey where in ikea did you find those canvas organizers

    • Kristen

      hey talisha! i tried looking them up on ikea’s website but i have not had any luck just yet! i will keep looking. :)

      • Lizz

        teeheehee… I was just at IKEA and saw some organizers just like that… BUT they were in a set of like 10… in all different sizes. But i think they have some that size maybe by themselves… They were with the bedroom stuff, and with the home organization stuff at the IKEA Seattle. I found them 3 or 4 different places, but those were the main ones. Look by the closet organizers. They had a TON of different sizes and collections. (even purple!!!)

  • Ann Porter (KitchAnn

    Very cute and clever!

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  • cristina

    Eres absolutamente genial!!!!!!!!!! me encanta tu idea, voy a mirar mas cosas de tu blog porque creo q eres asi de genial en todo!!!

  • Jennifer @Dreamingof

    Hi, I love this and included it in a post on Bathroom Organization Ideas!

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  • Helen Petersen

    Hey, I found your post via pinterest and wanted to tell you that I love this idea and pinned it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  • Cary0620

    This is brilliant! Thanks for sharing! I’ve been perusing your blog and you are filled of creative and useful ideas ( :
    Do you happen to know what type of thread/ yarn that is? And possibly where I can get some?

    • kristen

      wow, thank you! that really means a lot!

  • Sarah Margaret

    What box does the EPT test go in? ;)

    • kristen

      haha…good question. ;)

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