Thursday, June 21, 2012

DIY - Nail Polish Rack

    On my last post I mentioned a project that I had done. Well ladies and gents, I built my own nail polish rack to hang on the wall. All the clear, acrylic ones (like at the salon) are so expensive. The cheapest I see on Amazon is $33, add shipping to that and you are looking at almost $40. 

    I saw the idea for this on Nicole Guerriero's youtube channel. She is awesome, and so super beautiful. If you haven't checked her out yet, her youtube name is nguerriero19. I will link her video at the bottom of this post so you can see how it's done. 

3 form boards - 20" x 30"
Hot glue gun
hot glue sticks
X-acto knife or box cutter
*optional* decorative duct tape
ruler or tape measure

  1. On one foam board, measure 5" intervals horizontally. You should have 5 lines. Set aside, this will be your back board.
  2. On the second foam board, measure 7 horizontal strips, each 2" wide. These will be your shelves. 
  3. On the same board, measure 7 horizontal strips, each 1" wide. These will be the front of the shelves. 
  4. Cut the strips out of that foam board with the blade. 
  5. On the last foam board, measure 2 vertical strips, each 2" wide. These will be your sides. Cut out with the blade.
  6. Using the hot glue gun, glue the 2: wide shelves on the 5 lines you drew on the back board. With the 2 remaining strips, glue one to the very top and one to the very bottom. Glue the edge flush to the board. Also lay a strip of glue along the bottom for extra reinforcement. 
  7. Glue your 2 vertical strips to the sides of your rack. Also glue a strip along the back for extra reinforcement. 
  8. If you choose to decorate your shelve fronts with duct tape, wrap your 1" sections in the patterned duct tape of your choice. 
  9. Glue the 1" strips to the front of all 7 of the shelves. 
A close up of the Hello Kitty tape I used to decorate mine with. I found this at Michaels. 

This is how it looks along my wall decor. 

Most of my pretty polishes. I have 60 bottles on my rack. The bottom shelf holds my topcoats, nail files, etc. 

Nicole's How-To Video:

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