Thrifty Bathroom Counter Organizer
If you guys like a project that's quick and easy this is it. The bathroom counter organizer I made makes a statement. It's not just a humdrum storage piece. The organizer is very stylish and can also be used to display all kinds of things.
Beach Inspired Bathroom Counter Organizer
The tin container I madeover for Thrift Store Decor Day holds hair products, lotions, toothpaste, etc. I could throw all this stuff in a drawer but this way it's handy.
The last time I did a bathroom decor makeover I used wood sewing machine drawers as organizers. They have worked well for over two years. I can't believe it's been two years since I redecorated the bathroom. Time sure is going fast.
Anyway, the wood drawers as you can imagine get spotted with water, hair spray, etc. I cleaned and waxed the drawers and took them back down to the shop. I'm sure they will appear in a project in the near future.
I don't have to worry if my new organizer gets wet. I know you're surprised the project includes sisal rope. I've only made about 20 sisal rope projects over the years. The white paint and rope makes the thrifty tin container look very beachy and pretty stylish. Maybe too pretty to store personal products.
I paid $1.79 for the tin container at Goodwill. The tag on the bottom says $4.99 and Old Time Pottery. I've used the tin container in various places in the house. After Sofi's bedroom makeover the tin container ended up back in the workshop.
Time to give it a new look. First thing I did was tape off the top third ot the container with FrogTape painters tape.
Instead of spray paint I painted the tin white using latex paint. I had a can of Valspar oops paint open because I was working on a furniture project (reveal soon) and it took all of one minute to paint the tin.
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Chalk brushes are my fav because they hold a lot of paint and the paint goes on smoothly. I find they work great with latex paint.
Remember my number one tip for using painters tape? Remove the tape before the paint dries. I usually remove the tape as soon as I finish the paint job. Wait too long and bits of dried paint will come up with the tape.
I went on a search for my sisal rope and discovered I had two different kinds. I think the piece of dark rope was a flea market buy.
The darker rope looked best with the white paint. I attached it to the container using a glue gun. No photos. It's really hard to hold a glue gun, the rope, and my camera at the same time. I ran a bead of glue around the top of the white paint and wrapped the rope around the container pushing it down to make contact with the hot glue.
The whole project took less than 30 minutes. The paint dried really fast although the day was very hot and humid. The paint is a flat sheen and that might make the difference. I know the furniture I used the paint on dried to the touch in no time.
See how easy that was. You know you can take this idea and run with it. Try different colors of paint and different trims on items like jars, vases, baskets, you name it.
I had a small basket of seashells on the bathroom counter so I poured them into the tin container just to see how it would look. I'm patting myself on the back for this one. Functional and pretty.
I can see this piece holding apples or limes on the kitchen counter or maybe as a planter for succulents. I have a thing for succulents now but just the artificial kind. My thumb is not green.
Pretty Bathroom Organizer
That's it for me. What do you guys think of my new storage piece? It corrals all my stuff just fine. You can see just a glimpse of the wood and sisal rope candle holder I made last year. It makes a showing in various rooms.
Time to see what my thrifty friends have been up to. Just click the text links below the "before makeovers" photo.....
Cabinet Door Chalkboard Project My Repurposed Life
Fabric Art Makeover Our Southern Home
Adirondack Chair Makeover Tutorial Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Nautical Pub Sign on a Cabinet Door Sadie Seasongoods
Trophy Makeover Refresh Restyle
Thrift Store Basket Makeover House of Hawthornes
Bathroom Counter Organizer Petticoat Junktion (You are here)
As always thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.
It looks fabulous!! I always try and remove the painter's tape right away, too - it makes a HUGE difference. And I love that we both used rope this month. 🙂
Christy @ Our Southern Home
Such a fabulous idea! This would be another great idea for the kid's new apartment!
Love it! Perfect for storage. I prefect one of a kind storage like this and you can design it to fit your space.
That turned out so cute! Love the nautical look. My husband loves to have everything in clear view in the bathroom. If he can't see it, it's not there 🙂
Very nice looking, great job!
I love this idea, turned out so cute!
woohoo! this is such a fabulous idea and I love how easy it was to give the bin a new look.
I like the darker rope better, glad you went with that one.
So adorable Kathy! And a simple DIY project!
Cheap as chips (as we say here) to make but looks expensive when done! You'd have to pay a lot for something like that if you bought it from a shop. Great project.
Soo cute. As always
I love the idea of corralling toiletries into a handy organizer like this. Sure they could all go in a drawer like you say, but I know at my house there are items that are always on the counter no matter what my intentions are. At least in a tray, only one item has to be picked up and moved to wipe down the counter instead of multiple little bottles and what not.