I had been wanting a nail polish rack forever, but the only ones I could find were super expensive and came with ridiculous shipping charges. While I was searching for one I came across this guide to building your own nail polish rack. This guide is really great, so if you're thinking of making one be sure to check it out! I have put together a sort-of guide with pictures but I am no handyman.
Full disclosure: my dad did pretty much everything, while I stood around and
1. The first thing I did was take out all of my nail polish and line it up to see how long all of my nail polish measured. This was to see what dimensions we were going to use. In the end we decided to make six shelves, with the following dimensions: W x 50cm, H x 67 (each shelf was 9.5cm tall), D x 4cm. My rack is currently carrying 97 polishes of various brands. Each shelf carries 15-18 polishes, depending on the size of the bottles.
2. Cut the horizontal shelves. Make sure they're even!
3. Once the shelves were cut, we had to work out how high each shelf would go. I picked a few of my tallest nail polishes to test this out. Once we figured out how tall each shelf would be, we cut the two sides.
4. Then I painted all of the shelves. I did two coats.
5. Take pictures of Luca.
6. Attach the shelves to the sides. We cut a bit of wood to the height we wanted each shelf to be and used this as a guide. My dad first drilled holes through the side piece and then screwed the screws in. We went down the left side first, attaching all of the shelves.
7. I 'helped' and took pictures of the dogs having a domestic.
8. Then we put on the other side.
9. Voila! Take more pictures of the dog sleeping.
10. Then my dad cut and attached the edging. He did the two sides first, and then the front bits. These were attached with little baby nails. Once this was completed I did two more coats of paint.
11. Finally, we measured and cut the back piece. Dad attached it with tiny nails. All finished! We had two eyelets and some copper wire to hang the rack on the wall but as soon as I started putting nail polish into it, it fell off. It's currently resting on the top of my dressing table which is fine by me!
If you have any questions about the process, please let me know. I will try to answer them the best I can!