May 16, 2011

Brush Holders

I did a little DIY recently and made some new brush holders, so I figured I'd show you the results:
*I'd like to point out that I totally made up the bed, which you can hardly see, for these pics and neglected to clean the crap off the dresser - which you can definitely see in the reflection of the mirror. And if you didn't see it before, you're looking now because I just pointed it out to you. Epic. Fail.

Calling this a DIY is pretty insulting to people who actually make things. This is more like a "buy 2 things at Michael's and make nothing" but that acronym isn't as fun. Anyway. 
If you want to throw your makeup brushes in a coffee mug, have at it (I do it with my eyeliners, as you can see - but they're easier to pick out). There's nothing wrong with that. Except that they're all going to touch each other and you won't see them all. (Have I mentioned 10,000 times how I have to be able to see everything? I have to be able to see everything. There. I said it 10,001.)
So, here's the DIY - or B2TAMAMN. (I told you it wasn't as fun!) I'll try to make it look more complicated:
1. Drive to Michael's.
2. Get out of the car.
3. Go into Michael's.
4. Explain to husband 17 times why you're at Michael's.
5. Find 2 matching vases you like that will fit your brush collection.
6. Buy enough floral fill to fill up the vases.
7. Go to dinner.
8. Have a martini. (21 and over, please.).
9. Drive home. (Actually, the husband should drive. You just had a martini. Responsibility, people!).
10. Pour the floral fill into the vases & arrange your brushes.

Ta-da! That's a few more steps than I thought. I hope you're not overwhelmed. Go have the martini now if you are.

29 comments:

Josie said...

Pretty, easy, and chic? Yes, please! Great job, Katie!
xo Josie
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Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, your dressing table is so pretty - you are so creative - you must have very intelligent hands;-)

this free bird said...

I'm leaning off *gasp* my chair *gasp* rolling laughing. OMG Katie suddenly Monday doesn't look so bad after all. Pass the martinis. You have singlehandedly perfected the art of the DIY and I want you to understaaaaand that your dresser is spic and span compared to my dresser and entire abode at this point. 5 weeks and running.

I'm bookmarking this post for life.

xo,
c

BeautyH2T said...

You make me laugh so hard Katie- I love this, it is just my level of DIY! xxxxx

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love how martinis are part of this DIY. Oh and Michael's is such a happy place.

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

This is my kind of DIY!

Lee Oliveira said...

What a princess table you have Katie..
Love the cartoon mug "touch"
Lee x

Cathy Benavides said...

I literally laughed out loud a the martini part!! This totally counts as DIY though since you had to go to a craft store. I love your dressing table!!

Kayla said...

Love this DIY. Especially the martini part.

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Katie said...

LOVE this! What a great idea! And it looks so pretty! :)

Prutha said...

thats a cool idea...but i have only 3 brushes total lol

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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

looks great! i have mine in a J mug from Anthro :)

Fashion Tales.... said...

Brush holders are darling. I love this, so simple & chic! Great DIY! -xxoo
Madison of FASHION TALES

Courtney Erin said...

I love that the step by step includes a martini step. I whole heartedly support that.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Couture Carrie said...

Lovely, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Heather said...

Great idea!

la petite coquine said...

It may be 11am, but the martini sounds good to me! This is an adorable DIY (and yes, I'm calling it that), and such an efficient way to display your brushes!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Simple and brilliant! And I'll take a martini please :) xoxo

janettaylor said...

WOW! Nice job!

Torrie said...

Love every single freaking word of this post.

=) (and there's a big ol' happy face to prove it)

Megan said...

you're adorable! and im loving it!! they look adorable :) and your vanity is super organized and neat...i need to bring you to my place for some damage control!

modanista junkie said...

Awesome DIY love!! What a clever idea!!

p.s. I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog. :)

xoxo,
Mel

Closet Fashionista said...

Haha I love that you pointed out the junk on the dresser :p
And I love these, so fun and such a creative way to keep your brushes organized
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Shea said...

Okay, I'm cracking up now! I love your super-long acronym! And this is a great idea, thanks for sharing!
Oh, and don't sweat it about the messy dresser--I don't think anyone is going to pretend like our houses aren't a million times messier (or at least I'm not!).

Bonnie said...

I totally didn't even notice this until you pointed it out.
Kudos.

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Isabel said...

BEST. POST. EVER. and carries comment makes me laugh too. LOL

style'n said...

I definitely need to work on organizing and getting a brush holder or two. Great idea!

Efka said...

Just found your blog and already have fallen in love. :)

Jenny said...

Such a great idea! Looks so chic!