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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Makeup Magnet Board

My daughter is getting into the stage of wanting to play with mommy's makeup. While I'm combing her hair, she's sitting on the counter and emptying my makeup bag and figuring out how to open everything and put it on like mommy does... sort of. So, I needed to stop the problem before it got too messy:

I found this sad, lonely, but perfectly sized magnet board at the thrift store for only $5!
The metal sheet was in great shape and the frame just needed a little sanding and a fresh coat of paint...

...and this hideous ribbon needed to be removed - ASAP!
{my apologies if you were the previous owner or if you really like this ribbon...}

First, I sanded the board down and gave it a couple of coats of white primer to get rid of the ugly rust color. The metal sheet was hot glued/super glued/who knows what else'd to the frame and wasn't coming off. So I taped all around the edge of the metal sheet before painting. Then, I painted about 3 coats of the turquoise/blue all around the frame and peeled off the tape.

There were 2 giant holes in the top where the ribbon used to be. Easy fix: I just put in two knobs I had purchased for a different project and they fit perfectly! Now I can hang up any jewelry, headbands, or anything that needs to be up & out of the way.

I also bought a package of super strong magnets with extra sticky adhesive on the back and placed them all over the back of my makeup. Some of the heavier items needed more than one magnet.

For things like brushes, sponges, mascara, etc items, I just used a kitchen drawer organizer and put a bunch of magnets on the back to hold everything.

Then just stick everything up on the board and enjoy your newly freed up counter space!!

Please don't judge my {lack of} makeup collection...

As with any makeover, I think it's fun to see the before/after!

Would you like to comment?

  1. This is such a fun idea! Love the turquoise color. I have helpers that loves to go into the bathroom with me. I also have a magnet board...somewhere. I might just dig it up for this. Thanks!

  2. Such a great idea! I think I'll have to do something similar! :-) And my makeup collection is even

  3. I love it but I don't know if all my make up would fit there. I have tons.

    1. What you would keep up on the board would be the basic's. So your eye shadows and blushes would still be kept in a make-up bag(or box).

  4. This is awesome! Great way to keep hands out of your stuff while also keeping it all handy for you to use!

  5. What girl wouldn't want this piece of awesome genius in her bathroom! I love it.

  6. This is genius! So creative!

  7. What a fantastic idea!! And lol about the ribbon! :-) Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week~

  8. Great idea for all the girlie necessities and you gave it the right pop of color to make it cool too! Thanks for sharing at the Rock N Share!

  9. Brilliant idea!

    Visiting from Friday Linky Party
    witha @ withapinkie.blogspot

  10. Oh my goodness. So frickin clever. I have to pin this. I should do this too since we have no counter space. We have teeny bathrooms, which is fine cause less to clean, but also not lots of room.

  11. What a great creative idea. AND - I think it is beautiful enough, and interesting enough to be considered art/decor for the wall too. Just lovely!

  12. rock!!!! That is a fantastic idea. I was just sorting out my make-up draw. Now I have to do this ASAP!!!!

    I am your newest follower! :) Hope u can swing

  13. Great idea! {your makeup collection looks like mine - so no judging here!} By the way, I love your {is it new} header! Thanks so much for sharing this genius idea at The Mother Lode linky party over at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  14. What a great idea! I have been making a lot of magnetic mirrors, but this never occurred to me. Thanks for sharing! I am going to feature you on Monday as a great idea, since I just posted a magnetic mirror last Friday. Come take a look!

    Heidi@HomemadeBeauties By Heidi

  15. That's a very cool Idea!

  16. This is sooo creative and pretty.. It'll make an awesome mother's day gift.. I would LOVE if you could please share it via my mother's day "gifts, tips and idea's" linky open today.. THANKS so much.. VERY LOVELY idea.. Happy weekend ahead.. ~Marilyn


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