I have a couple hairstyles that use lots of bobby pins, and I seem to lose them like crazy. Once I take them off the cardboard, it's all downhill. Living Chic on the Cheap has a great idea for storing them.
Though I've never stripped the finish on anything, I know it can be a long process, especially for something like bathroom cabinets. Pneumatic Addict Furniture has a tutorial to darken the finish without having to strip it first.
I love these shelves from Sweet Parrish Place! There is storage room on the top of the shelf and in the slots where the magazines would be. It's not a huge amount of storage area, but it's enough for a few small hand towels and some nail polish.
Kammy's Korner gave her bathroom counter a makeover - again. She explains what she did the first time and why it didn't work (so you don't make the same mistake). Then she shows you what she did this time to make it last.