DIY: Makeup Brush Holder


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Earlier this year, I wrote about my dream to redecorate/reorganize my bathroom by sharing some inspiring photos of beautifully styled bathrooms. I have been trying a few things out but none have stuck around long enough to share with y’all. I am happy to report that this is no longer the case as I am getting closer to my goal each week. The most recent conquest: organizing my make up collection. I recycled a few candle canisters and decided to use one as a makeup brush holder. There are a ton of tutorials on the web for this process and I decided to share my incredibly easy version with y’all today.

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First step is to romance yourself and burn those candles as often as you want to. You do not need to justify it with a “special occasion”. Anyhoo, once the candle is about 1/2 an inch thick and no longer able to burn, stick the entire container in the freezer. I recommend to leave your containers to freeze overnight.

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Next, grab a butter knife and run it around the sides to separate it from the container.

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This one was a breeze and it broke into pieces immediately. Some are not so easy and you have to stab it a few times to break it apart. I throw away the extra wax. I have read other tutorials where people save the wax to make a super candle. Maybe next time.

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Next, I filled each jar with hot water and left them to soak for 5 minutes. The only thing left to do is to scrub them clean. I recommend you use a sponge that is ready to throw out because the wax, glue and soot all cling to the sponge.

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And there you have it! A nice clear container to use as nice and sleek storage containers. Most of the jars that I use in my bathroom were once old candle containers. You will see most of these during my bathroom reveal, which is coming very very soon.

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Ta da! To use as a brush holder most people use vase filler or the rocks you use in a fishtank to make sure the brushes stand up right. I decided to skip this step. I was thinking ahead in case I clumsily knocked it down one morning and was left to pick up a huge mess. That would be no good. So, my brushes are standing solo for now.

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I set the container atop the new three drawer makeup organizer I scored this weekend at the container store for $15! I filled it with the makeup I use daily and am loving it! This is definitely an improvement from my old organization decision, using my travel makeup bag, every single day.

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I am loving the new little corner on my sink. I cannot wait to share the other corner and everything else I have been working on.

Til then, I hope everyone is having a fantastic week! I am preparing for my weekend of celebration for my nephews 10th birthday! I cannot wait to show y’all what I’ve been working on for him!

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Budget Find: Starburst Mirror

I have another exciting budget find/diy to share with y’all tonight. I have been seeing different versions of starburst mirrors online for a while now and was thinking of what kind of version I would like to make. On the same weekend I was going to buy the supplies, I stumbled upon this awesome find.

At my local Ross store I found the last round mirror leaning against the shelf with a clearance tag on it. The mirror originally retailed for $29.99 at Ross, marked down to $14.99 now, that’s 50% off! As I was inspecting the mirror to make my final decision, my little sister spotted a tiny crack on the back of the mirror, she told the cashier about it, and scored me this mirror for just under $12! I was sooo excited and had big plans for this mirror.

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Gold accents have been my latest obsession, I have gone through 3 gold spray paint bottles since February, which seems like a lot considering all the rainy weekends where I wasn’t able to spray paint anything. Anyhoo, as much as I like the rustic, disheveled look, I did not think that it would stand out as much as it would in gold. I was really looking for a statement piece for my mantel. (Once again, stay tuned for that reveal!)

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That means I got this baby prepped and ready for a makeover! I covered the circular mirror with tons of tape and newspaper and gave it a good cleaning with a clorox wipe.

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Next, I took the mirror outside and blasted it with some spray primer. I seriously thought about leaving the starburst white for a few moments, then decided against it thinking of my initial vision.

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And done! I let it dry overnight and love the finished look!

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I chose a really metallic gold finish for this mirror to find a versatile statement piece for the mantel I am currently styling. I am hoping this gold mirror can easily transition between each season and allow me to decorate for each season.

As of right now the mirror is leaning against the fireplace. I hope the wall above the mantel does not defeat me as it has in the past! Because I am still so excited to share what I have been working on lately with you all!

Til then, I hope everyone is having a great week so far!