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Alex drawers....photos please :)

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I have been reading all the threads on how everyone stores their over abundance of makeup and skin care :smileyhappy:

 

I see a lot of the ladies use the Alex 9 Drawer from Ikea. I searched their site however I didn't see any pictures of the drawers open.

 

Do you use smaller containers inside each drawer for lipsticks,eyeshadow, foundation etc? How do you organize inside the drawers?

 

I also saw an Alex on wheels with 6 drawers. Anyone have that one?

 

I would love to see pictures of the inside of your drawers if you're willing to share.

 

EDIT: I don't know of any drawers similar to Alex, so if you have other brands please share.

Catcher22

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I've seen some beauty bloggers use this desk for storage: http://www.target.com/p/threshold-basic-desk/-/A-14517908#prodSlot=medium_1_2    

 

I've been using clear shoe boxes to store my makeup in.  I got the idea from this blog: http://emilymaynard.com/blog/makeup-organizers/

 

But I plan on purchasing the desk and some muji drawers for my makeup when I move next month. http://www.muji.us/store/storage/acrylic-cases/acrylic-case-5-drawers.html

newandaddicted

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Why don't they offer these drawers in a variety of colors?  I would snap them up in a heartbeat!  I'd love a teal, or real looking dark wood.  Or maybe a coral.  I don't want to buy something then have to paint it.  I'm not crafty like that.

ladymeag

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They're generally in the office area of the three IKEAs I've been in, my guess is that they don't do a lot of color for offices, expecting you to bring in color with funky chairs or wall art. A few of the more utilitarian items only come in white or black like this. 

DTalksAll

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I have the 5 drawer (they have it online item number 101.928.24 ) 

I use the custom interlocking dividers from container store & the clear bins from Bed Bath & Beyond that are in the kitchen section (20% off coupons :smileytongue: )

 

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& Here's what my vanity looks like, I'll try to take better pics of the inside drawers tomorrow

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ilovebears

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If you have a Daiso near where you live, my local store also has packs of those white dividers for $1.50.  (The number of pieces in each pack varies depending on how tall the divider is.  So if you want really tiny/short dividers for a more shallow drawer, one pack would have more strips than if you want taller ones for a deeper drawer.)  You cut the pieces to be the right length to fit your drawer.  I use them in my desk drawer for office/school supplies, but never thought to use them to organize my makeup! :smileyhappy:

eadelaide1

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I'm currently using my 9-drawer Alex for nail polish storage. Since the bottles fit well, the only extra organizers I use are the sturdy cardboard gift boxes from sets I've bought and repurposed. I want to move my cosmetics over and invest in clear  trays to keep it nice and neat though. I agree that you would definitely need some sort of organization system in the actual drawers. I know Ikea also has a lot of clear trays that are perfect for organizing the drawers.

spoiledbrat

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Killa that blows beyond words.  Apothecary chests do not usually last long in a shop b/c they are so cool. I love them and have several in various rooms. They are so wonderful.  Send me sketch and approximate size of what you want and I will keep my eyes peeled for you!  I will even deliver it to you just to see your bee-you-tee-full face in person! xo

 

eadelaide1

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Off topic, but it's good to see you back SpoiledBrat! I hope you got your computer problems all worked out. It would be really terrific if you could please update us on our TSB here:  http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/Anyone-interested-in-another-traveling-box/m-p/125421... I know the remaining ladies in the TSB have been hoping to receive the box :smileyhappy:

spoiledbrat

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I use a 27 drawer antique apothecary chest. Some of the drawers have built in dividers and others I use a drawer for each product type.  What I love most is that I have never seen another one exactly like it.

killahbabe

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Jonn, I've been looking for an apothecary cabinet for the exact same purpose for the past 3 years! I found one GORGEOUS blue based chippy painted one and drove 3 hours to go buy it... only to have it sold before I got there. I've never been so disappointed about anything in my life. :smileysad:

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HookedOnBeauty2

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I didn't see the Alex 5 drawer on Ikeas site. Where did you get yours?

GlamMomAngel

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i got it in an ikea store

GlamMomAngel

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told u they were messy lol

roxystar4

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I have the alex nine drawer and I def need organizers inside my drawers (i have 3 acrylic lipstick holders for lipsticks) and other storage organizers I bought were at TJmaxx. I found a set of different sized mini acrylic containers for $12.99 and I put my blush, foundation ,etc in them. The picture below is a Tjmaxx organizer that I hold some of my setting powders in.

 

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Im not sure if I'll buy another nine drawer (I need more makeup storage)… but I think buying two six drawers is a good idea - minus the wheels. and then stack them on top of each other.

 

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HookedOnBeauty2

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I was looking at the 6 drawer but I wasn't sure I wanted wheels. Sounds like you don't have to attach the wheels if you don't want to.

lulupiee

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You dont have to assemble the wheels 

GlamMomAngel

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i have the alex 5 drawers.  ill post a pic.  beware: my drawers are a mess!! lol

sparklekai

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i also found a blog shortly after i got mine that has lots of great ideas!  

 

if you google the frugal closet  the ikea alex storage there are lots of ideas!

eadelaide1

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Wow! I envy that blogger's beautifully organized collection!

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