Okay, this Pinterest post is going to be a little bit different. I am admitting Pinterest defeat. I have been pinning makeup boards for months and finally decided to make one of my own not too long ago. My inspiration pins were these:
Well, here is how mine turned out:
I picked out a frame from Goodwill for like a buck and took the time to paint it white. I purchased EXPENSIVE magnetic paint and painted the wood insert three to four times. I actually like the simplicity of my board. It looked great on my bathroom wall, as my other furnishings are also white. I purchased two packs of magnetic dots and placed them on the backs of all my makeup. The only thing left was to stick the makeup to the frame, and when I did… PLOP! They slid right down the frame into the bathroom sink one by one. You see, apparently this magnetic paint (which I did the recommended three coats of) isn’t very strong. I could feel the magnetic pull but the makeup just wouldn’t stay put.
Needless to say, I didn’t give up. However, when you can’t craft it, what do you do? You BUY it! 🙂 Of course I got some great deals: Magnetic craft board at Michael’s Arts & Crafts on clearance for $14.99 (plus I used an additional 10% off coupon) and two packs of magnetic dots $2.99 each (plus I used an additional 40% coupon). So, all in all, this project cost me around $17 because I am not going include the wasted money on that darn magnetic paint! I will find some other use for it…
The magnetic craft board even came with four large sized canisters. I just removed the insert and was able to fit my Q-tips and cosmetic rounds in there!
I purposely didn’t show you much of my bathroom because it is currently under construction. I have a Project Bathroom board on Pinterest and am brainstorming away for my remodel, one project at a time! Stay tuned for more Pinterest projects and the grand reveal of my DIY Bathroom Makeover!