The basket was a mess and I was overwhelmed with all my choices never knowing what to use, digging through to see what I had and find what I wanted was a pain. I needed a way to display them all and my brilliant mother and I came up with this idea.
I started by making a magnet board, (nothing original here), I used this super ugly frame I found at Salvation Army.
I painted it (The hard way, with a brush instead of spray paint. I look forward to spring when the weather lets me spray paint again.) and then glazed it.
I went to the hardware store and picked up some metal and had them cut it to fit inside my frame. Then I used spray adhesive to stick some fabric to the metal. I put it all back together and it looked like this.
Here comes the brilliant part though.
Here’s the stash of eye shadows we’re talking about (I’ve even added a couple since this picture).
I went to the dollar store and picked up a bunch of magnets and hot glued one to the back of each shadow (I actually needed 3 magnets for my bronzer). I considered using a stronger glue but when the makeup is empty I want to be able to peel the magnet off, hot glue lets me do that and it’s held up really well.
Next I wanted a place to store my brushes and liners though. An orange pill container with some oil rubbed bronze spray paint made it beautiful and 3 extra strong magnets glued on the back holds nice and secure.
Now it hangs in my bathroom wall and every morning I’m excited to play with my different make-up. It feels sort of like art and an expression of me.