Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Basket Turned Hair Accessories' Holder

I'm a bit late getting this up today, because I was finishing a book I borrowed from a girl, in a Mother's Club I've been going to.  The title of the book is The Strong-Willed Child, by Dr. James Dobson.  Terrific book with a ton of common sense!

So, anyway, back to what makes my blog named House Pretty!

I was looking for IT.  I didn't exactly know what IT would be, but I knew when I found IT, that I would know it.
You see, the barrettes I used to use in our daughter's hair, no longer serve the purpose, because now, she has all the hair to her ears, back in one ponytail behind her head.  However, I had no good pretty idea for storing the elastics.
  I have seen ideas on Pinterest for putting the hair accessories in a clear plastic shoe organizer, and hanging it on the wall, or in the closet.  But, it just wasn't pretty.  And, I like pretty, so it was time to find pretty!
Then one day, while strolling through the isles of a thrift store, I found IT.

And IT matches Honey Babes' chandelier in her room I showed here (not the best picture, and missing window trim), almost to perfection.

I have to say, this was the easist "project" I have ever had.

So, for the elastics that weren't short enough to attach solo, I clip them to the sides.  And, the middle holds her brush, and any larger bows on elastics.

  And, best of all, I had saved those little babies' clothespins you see along the sides, from a leftover project.

(And yes, her room is still a pretty creamy yellow, this picture just shows it as pink.)
Works like a charm, and she won't grow out of it!
By the way, sorry I'm so late getting a picture up, of our newly painted kitchen!  It will be up before the end of the week. I had issues, boy, did I have issues!  And, my issues will save you all some aggravation in the future.


  1. so GORGEOUS , Sue!!!!!! You nailed it!

  2. Thanks! I knew if I waited long enough, I'd find exactly what I was looking for, I just didn't know what form it would take!

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  4. Hi, sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you on this. I'm using Blogger. Hope this helps!


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