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
- On one foam board, measure 5" intervals horizontally. You should have 5 lines. Set aside, this will be your back board.
- On the second foam board, measure 7 horizontal strips, each 2" wide. These will be your shelves.
- On the same board, measure 7 horizontal strips, each 1" wide. These will be the front of the shelves.
- Cut the strips out of that foam board with the blade.
- On the last foam board, measure 2 vertical strips, each 2" wide. These will be your sides. Cut out with the blade.
- 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.
- Glue your 2 vertical strips to the sides of your rack. Also glue a strip along the back for extra reinforcement.
- If you choose to decorate your shelve fronts with duct tape, wrap your 1" sections in the patterned duct tape of your choice.
- 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: