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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Beautifully Organized: The Medicine Cabinet

Hi everyone! Arianna here of Arianna Belle Organized Interiors. The bathroom medicine cabinet tends to be a place where many of us store everyday essentials like our toothbrush, face wash, cotton swabs, etc. Since we access it frequently it's nice to have set it up in a way that's functional and looks good too. The best way to make this happen is to get rid of all the products that aren't being used. You know what I'm talking about - expired cosmetics and medicines, bath and body products once tried and didn't like. Doing this frees up space so it's not so crowded in there and makes products that are being used, easy to find. Once you get rid of the clutter, you can optimally organize. You can group items by type (e.g. all oral hygiene items on the lower shelf) and arrange by frequency of use (e.g. put less used products on upper shelf). Use containers as needed. A pretty tumbler (2) makes a nice toothbrush holder, canisters (1) are great for cotton swabs and cotton balls, and small "drawer organizers" (3) are perfect for corralling smaller items. If you're short on space, use acrylic risers (5) to create an additional shelf, and take advantage of the unused gap between the cabinet door and the inside shelving by adhering magnetic pods (4) to the inside of the door. Pods are great for holding all the tiny things, like bobby pins, lip balm, etc., that can tend to get lost.

Hope you found these tips useful! 'Til next time!


top image: instyle magazine


Justine said... lovely would it be to see this in my medicine cabinet every day?

Angier of Clayton Gray Home said...

Love the organization and especially love the cool wallpaper in the back of the cabinet! Thanks for posting such an inspirational read.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

I LOVE this! Great tips. Just wish I had some smashing wallpaper to spare for a cabinet like that :)


The Peak of Tres Chic said...

I love new ideas for organizing stylishly! This medicine cabinet is so beautiful! I adore the wallpaper design, too!



Haus and Home said...

I wish I had a medicine cabinet, I just have drawers. I used to have one when I rented an apartment and loved it.

Erin | Holtwood Hipster said...

What a happy little surprise it would be to open up that cabinet and see that paper everyday. It's all in the details. Count me in!

Unknown said...

Wonderful ideas for organization. I could sure use them. That medicine cabinet is stunning!

Anna - Canoe Design said...

I love all the acrylic containers and being able to see everything easily, however the geometric bright wallpaper steals the show for me.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Cinco said...

Love the's so hard to find great shelf paper. Someone really needs to invent some!!

Arianna Belle said...

Hi everyone! Glad you liked the post! For those of you interested in wallpapering your medicine cabinet like the one in the photo, here's the How To courtesy of InStyle:

1. Get supplies. You'll need: one sheet of 1/4 inch foam core, a roll of wallpaper, 3-inch paintbrush and mildew resistant paper paste.

2. Remove shelves and brackets; measure length and width of the inside of your cabinet and get exact dimensions. Use measurements to cut foam core to size with a ruler and a craft knife. Trace the shape with a pencil on each piece of wallpaper; cut out with scissors.

3. Apply glue evenly on board. Lay wallpaper down slowly, starting at one end and smoothing out air bubbles as you go. Place finished board inside cabinet; tap lightly with your hand to fit firmly.

seo said...

very nice

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

This is what I am doing tomorrow morning...I love this idea. Thanks.