Linen Closet: Roll with It. Save space in a shallow linen closet by rolling up towels instead of folding them. Put lost space to use by installing towel racks on the back of the door to hang wrinkle-susceptible linens, such as tablecloths.
This Casita: Dollar Tree Makeup Storage; This website explains how to make a make-up tray out of Dollar Store materials. Trays or plates glued to candlesticks. Use Adhesive. Save some candlesticks for brushes, etc.
50 Brilliant, Easy & Cheap Storage Ideas (lots of tips and tricks)
skip the towel rod. It's always hard to decorate around the towel rod. Plus, this fits a LOT more towels. I completely agree about skipping the towel rod.unless it's a heated towel rod in Michigan in winter :)