11/23/08

What the Doctor Ordered for the Medicine Cabinet.

Here's the greatest idea I've found so far to clean up your medicine cabinet clutter. Anyone have an avalanche every morning of hairspray, tooth brushes, and Chapstick? What? Only Me? Oh, humor me people and PLEASE let me think that some of you struggle with an ugly medicine cabinet! (yes, I'm reposting... lazy me on vacation!)

Well, Marth Steward organized this one in Jan. of 2006. Check out instructions here.

http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/pub/ms_living/2006Q1/0106_msl_organizer05_m.jpg
In a nutshell, you remove the shelves, buy sheet metal and have it cut to fit the back of your medicine cabinet. Glue the galvanized metal in place. Use magnets to help store things vertically both on the back of the cabinet and on the door! Great for hair ties, clippers (ours always walk away), medicine, etc.

Notice though... to get your cabinet to look this good, you can only buy Clinique make-up and silver colored bottles... Don't even think of having a colorful tube of CREST toothpaste in your cabinet!!! If you're a matching nut I guess you could spray paint your toothpaste tube each month... I'll pass.

http://homedecorators.com/images/items/large/l3889510.jpg

Of course, if your cabinet looks like this... you're laughing at this post. Yours probably comes with luxury parking for your lipstick, a Ben-gay garage, and Q-tip closet... standard... these cabinets hold things and look good.

http://homedecorators.com/images/items/large/l4805120.jpg

A drawer? Wow, what a great idea! Carving... Oooo.... Ahhh.... Nope, this Pretty Organizer will have to wait for such luxury. Maybe for the laundry room expansion (questions??? see this post).

If you're looking for those magnetic holders, Cost Plus world market has several in their kitchen storage area... so does The Container Store (paradise for a Pretty Organizer) and I would guess Bed Bath and Beyond.... if you're looking online, this is an option.... I know, dork to copy the whole page... using the hubbys MAC- no clue how to grab an image.

OR you can be ultra cheap like ME! I'd run out and buy a bunch of magnets, glue them on to cheap boxes or old medicine bottles and recycle my stuff to work in my Ultra Organized Magnetic Medicine Cabinet!


7 comments:

The Nester said...

WAaaah!

We don't even have a medicine cab!

Actually we have an old fashioned one that I have hanging in my bedroom that I have...wait for it...medicine in. But, I throw all of my everyday junk in a drawer. So unsophisticated.

bugs and sunshine said...

your green walls in the post below are beautiful! that room is awesome!

JANE said...

I just want a medicine cabinet to hide everything in!!!

I'm ordering my letters tonight!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I used to have a medicine cabinet...a really cool one we installed in the wall at our old house. Oh, how I loved it! :-D

Now, we have one in our guest bathroom but in our own bathroom, a tacky drawer. A big jumbled mess! :-)

Mom in High Heels said...

You're funny! And I totally dig the organized medicine cabinet. I don't use Clinique anymore (only Philosophy) and I don't buy my toothpaste from L'Occtaine so I guess I can't do that. Maybe I could just wrap my toothpaste with aluminum foil? Or would that be tacky?

allisha said...

What are medicine cabinets? With two bath and one in constuction we don't have any! They must be a luxury item! Not much luxury came with this house!

Love the new boxes in your store!!

allisha

Betty819 said...

Just discovered your blog this morning, what cleaver ideas you have. We can't find a new medicine cabinet that will fit in the original space so we keep spray painting the inside. When we remodel the bathroom, we will find something that matches the vanity and will be hung above the toilet area, but until that project gets done, it's out with the spray can of paint again! Guess I'm going to have to learn how to search Craig's list for some goodies!

 
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