Lovely Nail Polish Rack
January 13th, 2014 in member junk
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White Whicker Nail POlish Rack
I have a confession to make - I am a bit obsessed with nail polish. I have so many beautiful little bottles in various shapes, I need a special place to store them. Having seen various DIY projects by fellow bloggers, I have had the idea of making my own version of a nail polish rack for quite some time now. Since I wasn't up to creating one from scratch, I have been frequenting garage sales and flea markets in my neighbourhood for quite some time. Finally, the perfect wicker basket just popped right in front of me at a local garage sale.
To be honest, I have no idea what it was used for before I bought it, but I knew just what to do with it. First of all, it needed some refreshing so I gave it a couple of coats of white glossy paint. I have a lovely white wicker nightstand and I figured my new rack will go pretty nicely with it, so that was that. Once the paint dried I faced one simple problem. The walls of the wicker basket aren't even, so I needed to add some sort of a bottom, to help my nail polish bottles stay straight.
I had a few paint sticks from a previous project and decided to use them. Their thickness and width seemed to fit the wicker basket nicely, so I only had to paint them too and cut them in small pieces to fit the compartments. It was my first time operating an electric saw as my fiancé who usually helps me is out of town. At first it was rather scary but once I got used to the nose and overcame my initial fear of the device, it was actually intoxicating. After the paint pieces were ready, I simply glued them to the basket and hung the rack on the wall.
Then came the fun part - I got to rearrange all my nail polish bottles. It was very fun as I got to "rediscover" some of the colours I have. A friend of mine who works in the home cleaning industry advised me to display the bottles in a colour coded manner. I found his idea very intriguing and did my best. Heck, I even added several decorations on top of the nail polish rack just for the fun of it.
I was pretty satisfied with the job I've done. Hopefully you also like my new nail polish rack. My only concern is cleaning the dust off it. Since each compartment is rather tiny, I am not sure how to approach it but I guess I will follow my instincts and figure it out as I go.
Pattern or design used:
Crafts a La Mode
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