Hair Tool Storage Cabinet

I FINALLY got a second to sit down and write up this post.  Sorry to leave you hanging about what exactly was hidden behind this Bathroom Towel Rack Cabinet door.  Many of you guessed there was a laundry chute inside.  Oh how awesome that would be…I had one growing up in my parents house and though we DID use it for laundry, it was also used by us kids for many other devious purposes…hehe!  But, unfortunately my laundry room is on the opposite end of the house so it would have to be quite the chute to get the laundry to the laundry room and I am sure that more than just a sock might get lost in there.


So, the next best option for me was to create my very own personal Hair tool Storage Cabinet.  I do love my curling iron…when I actually don’t have my hair in a pony tail *ahem*!  And…I have three girls…enough said!

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So that means I spend a little bit of time doing hair on Sunday mornings and before school (when they cooperate). And even though my girls have THEIR OWN bathroom, they tend to gather in our Master Bathroom. Can any of you relate?

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We simply made a “box” that contained three sides.  We left one side off the back so that we could tuck all the cords behind it to keep them from being seen all strewn about in the cabinet.  We also left a small gap in the back so that the cords could fall down behind the box shelf.

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Then we placed the box into the bottom of the cabinet.  This becomes the base that we screwed the hair tool station onto.

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We ordered this hair organizing station online.

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Directly behind our customized towel rack, was an electrical outlet.  We wanted to be able to utilize this without having the electrical cords showing so we did what any normal person would do…

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We took (and by we…I mean “the hunky Mr. Idea Room”) drilled some holes in the back of the cabinet so that we could cut out the cabinet directly where the electrical outlet was.

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After the 4 “pilot” holes were drilled Mr. Idea Room took his jigsaw and cut out a small rectangle to expose the outlet to the inside of the cabinet.  Then we placed our electrical strip inside so we had plenty of spots for all of our hair appliances.

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I LOVE it!  I love being able to turn on the curling iron or flat iron and let them heat up and not be cluttering up the counter top.  They are hidden AND out of the way.  Just the way this momma likes to have things that she uses on a daily basis. 

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Maybe it will help with the clutter…Haha…Here’s to hoping!

And…to answer your questions…you can find all of the following here:

Update Builder Grade Cabinets with finial feet.

Painting Bathroom cabinets white tutorial.

The yellow rug was painted by me…Painted Rug tutorial!

DIY Trumeau Mirror (not pictured)

Framed in Builder’s Grade Mirror

Original Customized Towel Rack post.

Towels are from Anhropologie.

Hair Appliance Tool Holder purchased here.


What do you think? If you had a cabinet like this what would you like to store in there?

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  1. says

    You are a genius Amy!! I need a hunky Mr Idea Room to make me one stat. My Tim from Tool Time sadly can’t make it happen. Gosh I want one of those!!!

  2. says

    Amy… this is seriously genious!!! I think every woman who reads this post is now trying to figure out how to get her husband to build her one of these :) Or maybe we’ll want one so bad we’ll do it ourselves! I am sooo doing this when I have a bigger bathroom. Thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    I am just trying to figure out where in my tiny little master bath I can fit this baby! Genius! I love the colors in the room as well : )

  4. MeganM. says

    This is such a brilliant idea! Awesome job. It looks so beautiful and professional! Love it!!!

  5. says

    Okay seriously! Amazing! I’ve been searching for that kind of exact organizer forever (the actual black organizer) could you PLEASE PLEASE share exactly where you ordered it from?


  6. brittany says

    that is soooo cool! I would love to have something like this in my bathroom. Sadly my bathroom isn’t big enough. Maybe one day.

  7. says

    I LOVE this! I have been dreaming about a way to get the hair tools off of the counter and in a usable space of their own. This has inspired me (to inspire my hubby) to create a personally tailored hair tool closet of our own! Thanks!!!

  8. says

    that is a really awesome idea! so clever and I too love that it’s out of the way and “hidden” when you need it to be.

  9. says

    I am FOR SURE breaking the commandment about not coveting right now. That is FANTASTIC! I hope you sense the depth of your genius. Seriously.

  10. Kathryn says

    Hi Amy! I sent you an email in regards to your rug, but I’m sure that you get tons of emails everyday :) do you mind sharing the color of your “the mat” bathroom rug? I’m trying to figure out if it’s the gardenia white color…Thanks!

  11. says

    Simply brilliant idea!
    No more tangled up cords and cluttered up vanities.
    I was lazy and just cut off my hair. ; )

  12. says

    @Tina Me too! I have an afro. Too much work not just doing the hair, but also having to find storage solutions for all the gadgets to do the hair! AHHH.

    This is a great storage idea though and it looks good.

  13. says

    How great!! Just curious- how do you use them from way down there?? I’m guessing you still have to plug them up higher and then just store them there?
    Great job!

    • says

      I was worried about that but they are able to reach just fine. I stand by the cabinet and do my hair. I also thought you could add an extension cord to it if needed.

  14. Tonya says

    I see this has already been asked, but please share where you bought your mustard yellow and white rug. I love it. The cabinet is beautiful as well.

  15. says

    nifty idea! just wondering, since everything is so neatly tucked out of sight, if you’ve had any issues with items getting left on. i know i would totally forget i turned something on the moment i couldn’t see it any more. maybe you’ve already got some fix that would save a space cadet like me. :)

  16. Susie says

    You could also use assorted sizes of pvc pipe cut to length instead of ordering the holder. I have saw them mounted to the inside of a cabinet door that is already there. This would be just for storage tho which is what I need. Beautiful bathroom by the way.

  17. says

    Holy cow Amy. This is awesome!!! I am so totally completely jealous of your beautiful home…And, I am allowed to say that because I’ve seen it in person.


  18. Alicia says

    Wow! What a great idea! I love it! Did you ever consider putting a mirror where the towels are hung and making that a hair station all around? You did say you have daughters and that means they’ll probably always be in the master bathroom fixing hair and doing make-up. with a mirror there, the mirror above the sink will always be available for brushing teeth and washing hands and doing make-up.

  19. Lesley says

    Hey, I’m a little late to the scene, but I still have a question. I love the cabinet, but what about the heat from the irons. Do y0u leave them to cool first and then put them away?

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