I’ve been taking a lot of baby steps toward organizing my desk/vanity, but it’s taken a long time. I’ve painted the desk and hung a mirror over it in my bedroom, and I’ve also made a magnetic organizer to hold much of my makeup (well, two, really — more on that in a later post).
The makeup organizer doesn’t hold everything, though — I still need a home for my brushes, pencils and tubes o’ stuff. For my makeup brushes, I had originally thought I would use an upended brush, like this one I found on Pinterest:
The problem is, that brush is $60. Yeah. I’d probably go with this one:
But since we’re on a budget here at Chez Unemployment, I decided to use what I had on hand. What I have on hand is a lot of glass jars that would otherwise go in the recycling bin. So I had a container. Then I needed something that would prop up the brushes. I initially thought I’d use the flat glass marbles I bought to make magnets, but they were nowhere to be found. After considering coffee beans (too expensive) and potting soil (too dirty), I ended up using dried pinto beans.
My next steps are to figure out what to do with all my eye pencils. Right now, they’re rolling around in the lid from the awesome mini-mascara set Steph got me for my birthday (I’m still on the first one. Tiny mascaras are totally the way to go for me!)