Breadbox Beautifies Bath By Banishing Beauty Bottles!

August 15th, 2009 in member junk     
suewannabeinkc suewannabeinkc, member
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I came up with this creative and inexpensive way to decorate my bathroom counter and corral the collection of products that insist on calling the counter home. The angel on top is a miniature of a garden angel birdbath. Her uplifted apron is the perfect place to leave my watch and ring when not wearing them. She was a garage sale near-freebie a few years ago that has finally found her calling!
80s breadbox, ready for its midlife career change!
Whatever was originally in the middle had been replaced with plywood, making the transformation that much easier.
Counter clutter contained!
I came up with this creative and inexpensive way to decorate my bathroom counter and corral the collection of products that insist on calling the counter home. The angel on top is a miniature of a garden angel birdbath. Her uplifted apron is the perfect place to leave my watch and ring when not wearing them. She was a garage sale near-freebie a few years ago that has finally found her calling!

I came up with this creative and inexpensive way to decorate my bathroom counter and corral the collection of products that insist on calling the counter home. The angel on top is a miniature of a garden angel birdbath. Her uplifted apron is the perfect place to leave my watch and ring when not wearing them. She was a garage sale near-freebie a few years ago that has finally found her calling!


Our bathroom counter used to be cluttered with cosmetic bottles (hairspray, saline solution, moisturizer, etc.) I had long been seeking something that would contain it all while keeping it within easy reach. This bread box holds it all neatly in one place!

I found the box at Goodwill and knew I was on the way to clearer counters. The wood piece in the door was replaced with a piece of foam-core board cut to fit and sprayed with chalkboard paint. The original knob was swapped for a glass-look plastic one. To finish I added a message using chalk markers. It doesn't rub off as easily as plain chalk but is still easy to remove when desired. I really like the contrast of the wood and the black chalkboard against our white bathroom counter.

It seems to be working. The bottles are minding and staying put when not in use. Now I need a way to contain the hair dryer and curling iron that also refuse to live in a drawer. They cling to the outlet and simply won't let go. Any suggestions?


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, organizer, bathroom

Comments (13)

shabbychick writes: It's so nice to be able to corral all those random items that insist on being clutter bunnies - your cute bread box is working like a charm! (and I LOVE chalkboard paint)

Love your commentary - thanks for sharing with us!

Kathy Posted: 11:21 am on August 18th
ashadow writes: I put a chrome towel ring up to coral my hair dryer, or at least to get it off of the counter. It works great.

Love this use for a bread box! Posted: 5:34 pm on August 17th
suewannabeinkc writes: Thanks everyone! I've recently discovered that I'm less inhibited (about writing) and funnier the later it gets at night! RustyDiva - Your post was so clever, I just couldn't help myself! What a haul you must have had from there! Posted: 3:39 pm on August 17th
RustyDiva writes: Excellent idea and great commentary! By the way ~ loved your return poem on my Once Upon a Time post. Looking forward to more! Posted: 12:07 pm on August 17th
greencolleen writes: great idea! :) i have corraled my curling iron in a beautiful vase. and my hair dryer in a mail cubie thing so that also holds all the hair products brushes ect. i have a lighted nook in my bedroom for makeup and hair games.:) Posted: 11:32 am on August 17th
greencolleen writes: great idea! :) i have corraled my curling iron in a beautiful vase. and my hair dryer in a mail cubie thing so that also holds all the hair products brushes ect. i have a lighted nook in my bedroom for makeup and hair games.:) Posted: 11:30 am on August 17th
SantaClaus writes: I use my "bread box" to hold bills to be paid! Posted: 8:07 am on August 17th
junktiqueboutique writes: Great ideas. I could use an Angel like that to hold my pair of earrings that I wear the most. I hope you had a good time on the 650 mile garage sale. There's no way you can shop the whole thing, we've tried. If you go back next year be sure to make hotel reservations. Most people learn the hard way. Posted: 4:33 pm on August 16th
fellowjunker writes: Great idea......love the use of the chalkboard paint!!!
xojanis Posted: 2:03 pm on August 16th
suewannabeinkc writes: Porch mailbox, what a great use for another old bread box! I actually have another waiting for inspiration. Thanks for the compliments and the great idea!
Joanne Posted: 12:33 pm on August 16th
audlyenuf writes: Very nice! [If you ever find another breadbox, you might consider turning it into a porch mailbox. I love mine, and packages,magazines etc. all fit nicely.] Posted: 11:09 am on August 16th
suewhitney writes: You are too funny! Love the project and your delivery. Clutter fighting junk is the best. Way to go!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:51 am on August 16th
smiller0529 writes: LOL I love your description! Great use of found items! Posted: 10:58 pm on August 15th
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