Alright, how many variations of this project have you seen by now?
I can’t count the number I’ve seen! I like that they provide a visual, but organized way to store your makeup so you know what you have instead of digging around in a box or bag being like “I thought I had…”
BUT as we all know, Pinterest is a throne of lies and sometimes things we think are simple and straightforward are not actually what they seem to be. Today I’m linking up with Amy from At the Pink of Perfection for her new link up called “Saw, Pinned, Conquered” to bring you the tale of how I’ve tried to make my own magnetic makeup board.
So back in November I started working on my own and came up with this:
I liked the look of it a lot – but I used magnetic paint to achieve the magnet board portion of it and it FAILED MISERABLY. My paint was no good and by the time I woke up the next morning most of my makeup was on the floor. Okay, so I had to try again.
So I went to the hardware store and got sheet metal, just like the instructions said. Only I was lazy and didn’t have them cut it for me, I just grabbed two pieces so I could get it done.
This worked great and I even liked the look of the metal. Except that there was a gap that I needed to fill in so I figured I would just go back and get a bigger piece and have someone cut it to fit my frame.
Time passed and I was lazy. I figured I’d get around to it eventually. Except I then noticed something a bit disturbing:
Yeah. Having the makeup board next to my shower meant that it got rusty – so even if I had taken the time to get the right sized piece of metal and cover it with a pretty paper like the instructions said, it would have ended up an ugly fail too. OKAY FINE.
I was ready to give up. Maybe it was just time to stop trying to make fetch happen, you know?
But then I found my old chalkboard. This used to hang in other apartments so my roommates and I could leave each other notes and make shopping lists. I haven’t been using it since I moved so I decided that maybe I would give it a try.
So far, so good. And having the frame with extra space has been really nice to store some of those other things like my lip glosses and mascaras. I have my brushes there for now but I’m not a huge fan of storing them this way so I’ll probably get a cup to put them in. I also need to pick up more magnets so I can finally get the rest of my makeup attached!
But I hope this is a happy ending for this project. I don’t know how the chalkboard will handle being next to the shower but only time will tell. But for now I’m excited to finally have a functional makeup storage system.
Where do you keep your makeup? Did you try this project or have you thought about it? What was the last thing you tried off Pinterest?