I love it when I'm looking for a specific item for a specific purpose and find something else that will work magnificently! Well, see my dilemma below... Welcome to my bathroom counter. I know, poor Sam! He has no counter space because his adoring wife is a screener! Those of you who went to design school with me know that I can totally function in a world of chaos. That's what a screener does! I screen-out all of the chaos around me and I can still function in my space. Well, my husband is a NON-screener, so he can't function so well in a world of chaos, let alone he doesn't have any space on our bathroom counter to function, period! I like to be able to see the things I use on a regular basis (if I can't see where it goes, I most likely won't bother to put it away) and I also like things at an arms reach.
So in my quest for a creative solution... I was perusing through Ikea while chewing on a yummy cinnamon roll and behold! Eureka! My inspiration came from a wine-rack! I have this tall space above my toilet (right next to my counter) and didn't want to put art there because it's below a tall cabinet (funky old house). I thought this tall, slender wine rack would be perfect!
So thanks to my handy hunk-a-licious hubby, the wine rack was mounted and put to good use. Now I don't have a jugle of cords taking over my counter and they're visible and at an arms reach away!
For all you light-reading bathroom go-ers out there (hey, no shame), you can roll up your magazines and stow them here too! There's a lot you can do with a wine-rack besides storing spirits, and hey, it can lift your spirits too.
Now all is neatly stowed away and our counter (and Sam) has room to breath!