It’s time for a new #CraftyDestash challenge where a group of craft bloggers makes use of supplies they already have on hand. This month I’m going to share how I created custom vanity storage in my newly redecorated bathroom for next to nothing in cost!
One of the items on my “to do” list was to replace our bathroom vanity. I found a pretty white one with a bead board finish which really updated the look in the bath. To complement the vanity I went with a black and white theme. The first step was to paint the room. Then I purchased a gorgeous mirror to hang over the vanity. Rather than purchase a new light fixture, I updated the brushed nickel finish of the current one with a few coats of glossy black spray paint that had been hanging out in the garage.
The next project was to create vanity storage to hold all of the lotions, potions, pills and odd bits that need a home in the bathroom and are used on a regular basis. The vanity itself is pretty standard with two drawers and some under sink space. I cut down a couple boxes and covered them with black and white print wrapping paper. I’ve held onto that paper for at least five years. I’d bought it to wrap a gift for a co-worker’s wedding.
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I measured the boxes and cut them down to fit the space and cut some pieces to act as partitions for the shoe box. These were all painted with more of the same black spray paint. The smaller boxes were disassembled and glued back together at the end, like in this post. After covering the boxes with the paper I hot glued some rick rack I’ve had since my children were small to the edges. I think white or gray would have been a better choice, but the idea is to use stuff we have on hand. Besides, the boxes will hold Q Tips and dental floss…no need to be too fancy!
With just about everything placed in the vanity storage, there’s still room on the sides of the boxes to hold odd shaped items. The undersink area holds a bottle of window cleaner for quick sink and mirror clean ups.
I’m very pleased with how this project turned out. We were able to save a little bit of money by repainting the light fixture plus we have attractive, custom made vanity storage that will keep the drawers organized.
I’ll bet you have almost everything you need to make these boxes yourself and if you don’t the supplies are easy enough to purchase.
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