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My Drawer Solution… and a Bunny Replaces a Birdie!

Posted: April 7th, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |


Last week on a reversed Works for Me Wednesday, I posted my make-up drawer dilemma on how to organize my makeup drawer and I received some wonderful feedback and ideas:

Small baskets - I love this because I could take the baskets out to use them.

Fabric sock organizer - I have only seen these in pictures but that could be a very easy custom piece.

Thin pieces of wood made into a grid pattern - I really think this would look nice and clean.

So as these ideas were resting nicely in my head, I made a quick stop at my Dollar Store to pick up some of those cute little birdies that people have been painting - and with my luck they didn’t have them!!

But thankfully I SCORED on two other good finds:


On the left is a set of 3 gift boxes and a chocolate brown ceramic bunny.

I used all 9 parts of the boxes to organize not only my makeup but 2 extras for bobby pins and hair ties. (No, I’m not going to prom - I guess I just bought the bobby pins in bulk!)

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I also used another small vase I had to hold more small, thin items and brushes.


Since I have installed my dollar boxes, it has been so much easier to find things and now my vanity is under control…


And since I couldn’t find the birdies - my little bunny was given a fresh coat and a new ribbon. 



Now, what didn’t work for me a week ago, works beautifully! (Until I find one of the better ideas I was given!)

♥ Katie

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6 Comments on “My Drawer Solution… and a Bunny Replaces a Birdie!”

  1. 1 Cathy @ The Stylish House said at 10:46 pm on April 7th, 2009:

    Do you see my pout? You live 45 minutes from Nell Hills, lucky you! I am doing a road trip soon, and might have to take a slight detour in the direction of Atchison, Kansas! ~Cathy~

  2. 2 The Masked Mommy said at 4:14 am on April 8th, 2009:

    I love the dollar tree! Well done :-)

  3. 3 Heather@WoolandFlax said at 11:10 am on April 8th, 2009:

    I have a similar drawer dilemma, and I love idea! I think I actually have some boxes like that stashed away, so it’s a perfect fix…and very simple, too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. 4 niki said at 7:45 pm on April 9th, 2009:

    What a great tip..I’ll have to try it out! Thanks for sharing!


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