Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Versailles Porcelain Serving Rack Set with 3 Dishes ($29.99) Imagine this on your bathroom counter top. It’s classy, and it’s tiered, which means it uses less counter space by utilizing vertical space instead. Depending on exactly how deep each serving dish is, you can store different items. But I could definitely see some pigments, glosses, loose eyeshadows, or just your everyday staples in here for sure.

I have another tried and true storage solution… check it out!

Metro Utensil Drawer Organizer ($14.99) Silverware drawers used to be my go-to for all my storage needs, because they were cheap and handy. I tended to pick up mine from discount stores like Ross or TJ Maxx, but shop as you wish. A lot of places carry an assortment of silverware drawers — some are even wood-based. It’ll just depend on your needs. If you’re really crafty, you may even make your own canvas cover.

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14 thoughts on “Storage Solutions: Getting Creative with Utensil Drawers & Tiered Serving Dishes

  1. hiromix

    woow, this is neat… more than 3 dishes wouldn’t be that bad either :)

  2. Betsy

    That serving dish is so classy. What a creative storage idea!

  3. Tekoa

    I need to figure out a better storage method for my lipsticks. Been putting them in hot chocolate mugs so far, but now the counter is covered in mugs!

  4. Avatar of Dani danielle

    those are great storage ideas. my collections are getting bigger so i need to find storage spaces so i can keep them all organized. thanks for this, christine!

  5. claudia m.

    I bought small storage units from Ikea and went from 3 cases plus loose items everywhere to 2 neatly stacked mini chests of drawers. You could hang them too!! http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/IkeamsSearch?storeId=12&langId=-1&catalogId=11001&searchType=product&pageNumber=-1&orderBy=score&category=%23%7EProducts&query=fira
    They’re called Fira and are untreated wood, so I stained them to match my bathroom and organized everything and even have 2 drawers left for miscellaneous items =)
    I highly recommend them!!! I have 12 drawers total, one unit with 9 small drawers and the other 2 huge and 1 flat drawer (they’re all deep). Then I put some little containers on top to hold my brushes. Also from Ikea called Asker, very pretty.
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70105659

  6. Diana

    I added a wirerack next to my sink (I have almost no counter) with trays I bought at target that have lips. That way all my makeup piled on the trays do not roll off.

  7. SmittenKitten

    I have so many different types of organizers and mini drawers holding my makeup. I am actually running out of space again! I have an ikea medicine chest for my perfume that I have had for 16 years. I also got my bathroom renovated and shelves added over my toilet that almost touch the ceiling and still not enough room.

    I have the mini drawers for office supplies full of lipglass, lip stick, pencils and eye shadows…they work good and you can wash them if powder gets in them.

    I have a bucket with all my blushes and powders…a plastic pencil case full of brushes and one full of glitter.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated as I can’t stop buying but need more innovative ways to store makeup.