Hey everyone! I’m Olivia from DIY Mother! Tori has been sweet enough to let me share one of my DIY projects with you today. If you’d like to see more of my DIY projects, or find out a little more about me, visit DIY Mother!

I’m an organization junkie. I’m constantly looking for ways to get more organized, because my house seems to be shrinking as my toddler and baby girls grow. Maybe you can empathize: while we love that the girls are spoiled by their extended family, I wish they would chill out with the gift-buying sometimes.

Anyway, after tackling the girls’ bathroom, I’ve been working on our master bathroom. I’ve found that the main issue is my makeup collection. It’s all drugstore makeup, mind you, so I don’t care that it’s all cluttered in a drawer. But I’ve always wanted to organize my lipstick, in particular, because I like to see what colors I have without digging around a junky drawer.

So I decided to make my own makeup organizer using PVC pipe and some kind of natural stone. Check out my quick tutorial below, and let me know what you think!

What you’ll need:
1 piece of tile or stone
15-20 PVC pipes (I got 2 bags of 10 for 4 bucks)
Liquid nails

You can use any piece of tile you want. But I prefer natural stone, because it looks more….Greek. And I associate Greek with glam, don’t ask me why.
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I layered 2 small pieces of corkboard on top of one another to give the stone some added height.

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While the corkboard was drying to the stone, I spray painted the PVC pipes. It took a few coats to make sure that I didn’t miss any spots.
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When the paint dried, I coated the PVC pipes with Polycrylic, to give it a layer of protection against “the elements” of the bathroom.
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Then, I used liquid nails to glue the PVC pipe (and copper couplings I found for eye pencils) to the stone. And that’s it!
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And here’s the finished product. I plan on using the small bronze couplers for eye pencils and the large PVC pipes for brushes.

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