Lovely Nail Polish Rack

January 13th, 2014 in member junk     
margaretsw margaretsw, member
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White Whicker Nail POlish Rack
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White Whicker Nail POlish Rack

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
posted in: member junk, home accessories, nail polish rack, wicker basket, nail polish, wicker racks

Comments (8)

gumnuts writes: Great idea, I need to do this. Posted: 2:37 pm on January 21st
margaretsw writes: Thank you all for the kind words. I am so happy you liked it!

MakinItHappen, special thanks for the tips. I will try your method as it sure sounds easy enough :)

As for the power saw.... no promises there ;) Posted: 12:24 am on January 21st
JunkArchitect writes: It's a functional piece of art...very clever!

Posted: 7:20 pm on January 19th
suziart writes: Sweet way to display all the polish and it sort of becomes an art piece..besides storage!


Posted: 5:33 pm on January 18th
chippingcharm writes: Great idea...all of the colors look so pretty out on display :) Laurel Posted: 6:32 am on January 18th
suewhitney writes: Fabulous idea and well executed. Great job!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 6:47 am on January 13th
Junkernier writes: What a great way to add color to your room.....very clever! Posted: 7:12 am on January 10th
MakinItHappen writes: Your shelf is beautiful, margaretsw. Very nice work. Here are two ways to clean it: you can use a small handheld vacuum, or take it outside and clean it with a soft paintbrush (I learned that from Martha, and it also works great on lampshades). Hope you don't become too intoxicated from the power saw! Posted: 6:23 am on January 10th
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