January 21, 2013

Organize Overflowing Bathroom Beauty Products with Crown Molding Shelves

Hi guys! I am so excited to share my new shelves with you today! This is just a quick peak at a few things we’ve been doing around the house. :) If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook you got a sneak peak of these shelves on Friday. :) I love them! I have always wanted to store and organize my perfumes and lotions in a way so I could easily see what I have and also so they’d be right at my fingertips. I was originally thinking something like this vintage spice rack organizer or especially this awesome hidden pull-out storage. At our old house, I had something similar to the pull-out storage, although not nearly as nice!! :) It was a very skinny wire laundry cart tucked between the tub and the counter. You can sort of see the space I’m talking about in this photo, although there was more space than there appears to be in the photo. :)

Easy DIY Bathroom Organization! Use crown molding to make shelves to organize perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc. Neat, organized, and right at your fingertips! From kevinandamanda.com

So anyway, when I started figuring out exactly what I wanted in the new house, I noticed this empty space behind the linen closet door.

Easy DIY Bathroom Organization! Use crown molding to make shelves to organize perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc. Neat, organized, and right at your fingertips! From kevinandamanda.com

It’s perfect for shallow shelves! And you can’t see it when you first walk in the bathroom, so it’s sort of hidden so the small room doesn’t look too cluttered. :)

Easy DIY Bathroom Organization! Use crown molding to make shelves to organize perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc. Neat, organized, and right at your fingertips! From kevinandamanda.com

I used these 14″ black shelves from Walmart. They were perfect! I found them in the picture frame section, down on the very bottom shelf. They were kind of hard to find unless you know exactly where to look. :) They also have them in a 24″ size. They were around $7 a shelf. If you’re looking for more sizes and colors, I’ve also seem similar shelves like these at Target, Pottery Barn, and Hobby Lobby. They even have them at Home Depot and Lowes, although they were too long for what I needed. I think the shortest ones I could find at those places were 23″.

Easy DIY Bathroom Organization! Use crown molding to make shelves to organize perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc. Neat, organized, and right at your fingertips! From kevinandamanda.com

Some of you asked what all I keep on these shelves, so here is a close-up of each shelf. :)

Easy DIY Bathroom Organization! Use crown molding to make shelves to organize perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc. Neat, organized, and right at your fingertips! From kevinandamanda.com

  • Love all of these Beauty Rush scents from Victoria’s Secret. Cupquake, Candy Baby, Juiced Berry and Appletini. Swoon.
  • The Bodycology Vanilla Cupcake one is from Ulta, although I think I’ve seen them somewhere else common too.. Maybe Walmart or Target?
  • The chocolate strawberry one is from CVS *years* ago. They used to have such fun bath and body products in their own brand. I wish they still had them!
  • The Layers one is Sugar Cookie from Scentsy! :)

Easy DIY Bathroom Organization! Use crown molding to make shelves to organize perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc. Neat, organized, and right at your fingertips! From kevinandamanda.com

  • Tree Hut Brazilian Nut is one of my favorite scents ever!! Love this lotion!! I got this at Ulta, but I’ve also seen it at Walmart.
  • The sparkly Eiffel towel shaped spray is macaron scented body spray from Bath and Body Works.
  • Okay, seriously, the Chocolate Milkshake lotion is my FAVORITE scent ever. Ulta discontinued it. I may never get over it. This is all I have left. I’m hoarding it.

Easy DIY Bathroom Organization! Use crown molding to make shelves to organize perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc. Neat, organized, and right at your fingertips! From kevinandamanda.com

All from Victoria’s Secret here. Caramel Kiss (on the end) is another one that has been discontinued that I’m hoarding. Dear Victoria’s Secret. Please bring back Caramel Kiss. Thank you.

Easy DIY Bathroom Organization! Use crown molding to make shelves to organize perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc. Neat, organized, and right at your fingertips! From kevinandamanda.com

  • Ice Cream Man from Philosophy is so fun!
  • Cinnamon Swirl (from Ulta) smells so good!

Easy DIY Bathroom Organization! Use crown molding to make shelves to organize perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc. Neat, organized, and right at your fingertips! From kevinandamanda.com

Love, love all of these.

  • ChocoLatte and Raspberry Gelato are from Target, but I think they’ve been discontinued as well. Why do they do this to me?
  • The Body one is from Max Brenner in NYC and smells like pure vanilla. Heaven!

Easy DIY Bathroom Organization! Use crown molding to make shelves to organize perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc. Neat, organized, and right at your fingertips! From kevinandamanda.com

Sparkly lotion shelf! Well, the first three anyway. :)

Easy DIY Bathroom Organization! Use crown molding to make shelves to organize perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc. Neat, organized, and right at your fingertips! From kevinandamanda.com

Super embarrassing self-tanner lotion shelf. Let’s move on. Except for the Coconut Passion. It smells good.

The paint color in the bathroom is Sherwin Williams Virtual Taupe. I have no idea why it looks like a different color in every single photo. It probably looks like the most like itself in the very first photo.

Thanks so much for looking!! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments. :) Have a great day!



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Averie @ Averie Cooks January 21, 2013 at 1:58 am

You’re your own Victoria’s Secret body spray store…I LOVE IT! :) Great idea for great products!

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Paulette January 21, 2013 at 5:37 am

WOW!!!! Paulette

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Sherrie January 21, 2013 at 7:15 am

Love your organizing ideas! It looks to me like all these bottle of lotions and sprays could also be used in your cookie and cake decorating pantry! I bet this bathroom smells wonderful, just hoping you don’t end up in here if you get hungry in the middle of the night! ;)

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Kim | At Home With Kim January 21, 2013 at 7:39 am

LOVE this idea… and am totally jealous of the assortment of fun bath products you have!!!

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Angie January 21, 2013 at 8:12 am

How fun! This idea could work in the kitchen too, if you have room. I did smaller versions of these I picked up at the dollar store several years ago, but they were really small, about 6 or 8 inch? I used a couple in a very small 1/2 bath for mini size lotions and stuff. I love the longer ones, and can’t wait to pick some up!

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Iiona V. January 21, 2013 at 8:39 am

I love this idea, it looks so refreshing and cute!

I have a question, what is your secret for getting the shelves to be on the wall so perfectly and securely? We had those in our living room and they were so not stable, I tried putting picture frames on them and it was an epic fail, LOL!

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Amanda January 21, 2013 at 10:49 am

Hi Iiona!

We did not use the included mounting hardware for these shelves. We used Kevin’s favorite drywall anchors, Twist-N-Lock 50 lb Drywall Anchors with Screws. These are so easy to install, you don’t even need a drill bit. You can just screw them right into the drywall, then twist in the screw. We use these for hanging EVERYTHING around the house! :) If something comes with mounting hardware (like these shelves) we usually don’t even use it, we prefer how easy and secure these anchors are! :) Here is a link to these anchors on Home Depot’s website:

Twist-N-Lock 50 lb Drywall Anchors with Screws

Hope this helps!

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Kelly @ Turned up to Eleven! January 21, 2013 at 8:40 am

I love this idea! So great to keep stock of all you have, all you may need and all you DON’T need to repurchase (something I have an issue with from time to time). I love the layout and organization of it too!

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Lori @ RecipeGirl January 21, 2013 at 9:05 am

omg, more than anything after reading this post, I just want to go hunt for fun scents from Ulta and Philosophy! Love your organizing idea!

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh January 21, 2013 at 9:21 am

It looks like a salon wall in there! LOVE IT! Does the self tanning lotion really work? I can’t count how many bottles I’ve bought but never used it long enough to see a difference. Hey, I think I still have an unopened bottle upstairs! Oops!

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Amanda January 21, 2013 at 10:52 am

I’ve actually had good results with the Jergens Natural Glow! :) It works best if you use it a few days in a row though, and I’m never that organized and ahead of myself though. :p The Salon Airbrushed Legs and Pacifica Crushed Pearl are a little streaky. I wish the Pacifica worked better because it’s got a gorgeous shimmery sheen to it!

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Jessica January 21, 2013 at 10:40 am

When I saw this- I was so thankful that someone else out there has the same passion for body sprays/perfumes/lotions. My husband never understands why I need so much- and since we’ve been married my collection is slowly dwindling- I haven’t bought new stuff in FOREVER (plus I had to leave half of it back home when we moved- I just couldn’t justify paying shipping for it). Great storage idea, BTW!

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Sharde February 11, 2014 at 10:21 am

Same here when I got married and moved I had so much I left some at home. So when I finish all the ones I do have I will just return home and pick up the rest!

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Kathy January 21, 2013 at 10:57 am

Awesome Idea Amanda

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Kathy January 21, 2013 at 10:59 am

Oh and where can I get the Eiffel Tower Stuff? I just love it for the bottle.

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Jacks January 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I’m pretty sure that’s a Bath & Body Works scent!

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Jessica January 21, 2013 at 12:07 pm

It looks totally spa-like! I love this idea…and am happy to see that someone else has as many bottles of “goop” as I do! :)

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Emily January 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

This looks awesome, kind of reminds me of a display in a salon.

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Debbie January 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Wow! You own so many different lotions and sprays! I have a lot of unopened lotions that I keep in the linen closet, but I limit myself to 4 or 5 scents that I keep in my nightstand. I use them up and then pick another 4 or 5. I would go crazy if I had tons of opened half-used bottles! :-P

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Carla @ Carlas Confections January 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm

I LOVE all of your organizational posts Amanda! They are so perfect. I am always looking for more ways to be organized so thank you :) I love how organized you are, and these shelves are so cute!!!

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Melissa B January 21, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Your new house inspired me to finally pick the paint color for our basement we are finishing! I had been searching for MONTHS and couldn’t decide on just the right tone for the family room. But after I saw your post and you were kind enough to share the paint color I went the next day and picked up 4 gallons of Sherwin Williams Virtual Taupe. I had been searching for something that would go with the rest of the house but still a little different but not too dark and would match everything and Virtual Taupe was it! We painted the room just over a month ago and we all love it! Now to find carpet and furniture to go with it. Thanks for sharing all the fun tidbits that you do!

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Sabrina January 21, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Love small shelves for narrow spaces! I have one shelf that is 3 feet wide by 8 inches deep for my calendar, cellphone charger, and phone station in the kitchen. Great photos! Thanks for sharing.

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Lori January 22, 2013 at 7:23 am

Looks good! I would end up standing in front of that for an hour trying to decide what to pick to wear for the day!

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Tabitha (From Single to Married) January 22, 2013 at 7:43 am

I thought I was the only one who had an extreme love of lotions, but I see that I am not. :) Love the shelves! My only question is: are they far enough away from the closet door that they don’t get knocked whenever it’s opened? Just curious. They look great though!

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Amanda January 22, 2013 at 10:45 am

Yes, that was my biggest concern too! I know it looks deceiving in the photo, but you can fling the door open as hard as you want and it won’t hit the shelves. :)

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kelly thompson January 22, 2013 at 10:49 am

I love the look of this and it could be done with just about anything in a bottle!

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Noble Pig - Cathy January 22, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I love it. I have so many lotions and they always get shoved around and this is just a great solution.

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leslie @ and her little dog too January 23, 2013 at 9:41 am

wow! great use of space! looks so well organized – I love it!

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Deanna January 24, 2013 at 11:57 am

I love these posts Amanda! I have over 100 bottles of lotions and sprays so Im a little bit of an addict! I like to see all the different “flavors” I havnt seen before. Im totally going to get that Jelly Doughnut :)

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Angie January 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Love it! I am on the hunt for a few of these, just an FYI for some that are looking for the bodycology I was told by them that their brand is carried at Walmart, Target, Cvs and a few others. However in my area Walmart, Target and Cvs don’t carry the cupcake. Bummer. I did find an Ulta that does but they are out of the lotion. Maybe lots of others beat me to the store. Haha hopefully they will get more in soon.

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Maggie January 25, 2013 at 11:23 pm

I can totally relate to your ‘hoarding’ of discontinued scents…I had a lovely one from Victoria’s Secret in that same line I always wore that was discontinued, the next one I picked ended up gone also so then I moved to Bath and Body Works where I went through Mango Mandarin, Orange Sapphire and yep those hit the dust too…although they show up at the yellow sale annually at least! I have come to accept the fact that once I find a scent I like I better just take all the stock right away cuz next time I come it’ll have been given the ax :) Love these shelves, great organizational idea!

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carla sue January 31, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Amanda, I really enjoyed looking at your fragrances and scents, we like very similar items and scents.
Your shelving idea is great too, I love how your selection is at your fingertips!
Im sure glad to know others like food/sweet scents too!
Thanks for sharing your scents most though!

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Stephanie February 4, 2013 at 9:26 pm

I really like the shelving idea, but am also crazy about that paint color! What brand and shade is that?? Thanks!

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Stephanie February 4, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Ok, we’ll I skimmed too fast and didn’t get to the part where you named the paint color exactly. Lol beautiful bathroom, thanks for posting!

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Janice February 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I love this idea. Super cute!

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Sharde February 11, 2014 at 10:16 am

WOW! I thought I was a body spray/lotion fanatic !!! I think we might be on the same level! Im going to get these shelves but I’m going to place them in my closet! Thanks for the idea!!

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Heather Hatch March 12, 2014 at 4:28 pm

How do you install the shelves? Thank you:)

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Amanda March 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm

We followed the instructions that came with the shelves. Hope this helps! :)

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