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How to Organize Your Bathroom Counter Space

If you’ve read my posts you’ve seen that I pretty much have it all, a wonderful husband, an adorable apartment, an amazing supportive family, the gift of homemaking and a joy for cooking, cleaning, baking, crafting, sewing and so much more!

The only thing I’m missing is children. Without getting into too many personal details, I’ve had a lot of problems that have prevented me from being able to carry a pregnancy to term. In order to help me get and stay pregnant I’m on a daily cocktail of various of teas, medicines, vitamins, and supplements. (If you want more info about what the heck is wrong with me, and what I’m taking do email me. If I can help someone else I’d be happy to share my story!)

I don’t have much of a medicine cabinet and I needed all these pills to be accessible since I take them everyday. The myriad of ugly plastic pill bottles, needless to say, was cluttering my bathroom counter top and had become a major eyesore. Since I had just completed this major spice project which transformed my messy spice collection, I thought I’d show the bathroom some love, and some other kitchen items as well.

I picked up some lovely little glass jars at Wal-mart, Michael’s and the Dollar Store. They all cost around $1-$3. The wooden bins were $3.50 for 3 at Michael’s and I had a 40% off coupon. I will probably paint or stain them in the future, but for this project I kinda like the unfinished look.

I had a few extra spice bottles so I printed some cute labels and used them here. Check out the DIY spice bottle post to learn how to make these.

There were 3 different wood box sizes which were perfect for organizing my lotions, perfumes, soap and mouthwash dispenser. And speaking of lotion and mouthwash, I picked up really pretty dispensers for dirt cheap at Target. This got the ugly lotion and Listerine bottles off the counter too.

While I was at it, I thought I’d add some nice labels to my kitchen jars. I got these years ago from Wal-mart, for about $35 for the whole set. When I was buying labels for the spice project I saw these lovely Martha Stewart turquoise border labels which were perfect for the look. I have a vintage inspired kitchen and these matched beautifully. I decided to handwrite the labels as opposed to printing them because I wanted a more rustic look.

Here is the completed project with the spice jars too. Doesn’t it look cute?