My nail polish collection continues to grow as I discover more ways to do my own nails at home. With my love of polish comes the problem of storage. For a while now, I’ve been relying on storing my nails in decorative containers. But after a while, my nail care box began to spill over into more boxes and soon I was on the hunt for another way to store my nail polishes.
I researched purchasing a nail polish rack that you can hang on the wall but they were pretty pricey. Since I’m not a craftsman and the thought of constructing a wooden storage rack intimidates me, I began researching other alternatives of nail polish storage. Apparently, I’m not the only beauty blogger faced with the delima of storing her beloved nail polish collection as I stumbled upon this video on how to create your own nail polish wall storage rack out of foam boards.
So I set out to gather all of the supplies I needed and dedicated the afternoon to crafting. First of all, I found my black foam boards at the Dollar Store so they were only $1 each. If your Dollar Store doesn’t carry foam boards, Walmart is also a great place to look. Instead of using a printed duck tape to “decorate” the nail polish rack, I opted for a glitter duck tape since I love all things that sparkle.
The supplies that I used were:
- 3 black foam boards
- Box cutter or X-Acto knife
- Hot Glue Gun and LOTS of glue sticks
- 3 Rolls of Glitter Duck Tape
I followed the instructions in Nicole’s video on how to cut and assemble the nail polish storage rack. The only change that I made was that I also covered the 2 outside border panels with Duck Tape. My foam board that I found at the Dollar Store had a white center. Because of this I didn’t want the white to show, so any of the exposed white areas I covered with the Glitter Duck Tape.
After everything was assembled and all of the glue had dried. I kindly asked the hubby to secure it to the wall for me. I was overly anxious in wanting to place all of my polishes in my pretty new storage rack. In total, I was currently have 89 polishes of various sizes and shapes neatly organized in my Nail Polish Wall Storage Rack.
I’m really amazed at how sturdy and secure this DIY Nail Polish Storage Shelf Rack looks and feels. I also underestimated how much actual hot glue I would need. So definitely, word of advice, you’ll need lots of hot glue for this project.
So far so good, the nail polish rack is holding strong. My nail polishes look oh so cute all organized in there own storage rack that I hung directly above where I store all of my makeup. It’s nice having everything in one central location where I can easily grab it. I also love being able to see all of the colors now. No more digging through a box of colors just to find or not find the shade that I am looking for. Now when I’m shopping for new colors, I can visually remember what shades I have and don’t have based off of looking at this storage rack on a daily basis.
So, if you LOVE nail polish and find that you need a way to store them. This is a great DIY project that one can complete in as little as an afternoon. Even though I’m not good at drawing or cutting a straight line, the tiny imperfections don’t distract from the overall look of this DIY Nail Polish Storage Rack. I’m very happy with this DIY project, so much so that I’m sure I will be building another one as my collection expands overtime.
How do you store your nail polish collection?
Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. My experience may differ from your own.