Saturday, August 9, 2014

DIY Nail Polish Rack

Hola niñas! Hoy quiero compartir un proyecto relacionado con el hobby de los esmaltes, porque con tantas botellas de esmaltes de uñas, obviamente necesitamos donde guardarlas, no? Personalmente guardo la mayor parte de mi colección en un cajón de mi escritorio, pero ya me estaba quedando muy justo y tenía muchos esmaltes dando vueltas por ahí. Después de ver varias ideas en Pinteres y saber más o menos lo que quería, le dije a mi pololo si me ayudaba con la construcción de una repisa para esmaltes (porque soy ñurda para esas cosas). El proyecto es muy económico, ya que solamente necesitamos un listón de 1"x2"x3.2m, 2 tarugos estriados de 91x10 y algunos tornillos, para un valor de total de aproximadamente $10.000. Mi repisa tiene dos niveles, unos de aproximdamente 100cms y el segundo que está dividido en dos secciones de 50cms. Decidí poner mis marcas favoritas en la repisa: OPI, Zoya y China Glaze, aparte de algunos sets.

Hello girls! Today I want to share with you my latest nail polish project. Back when I started my collection I told myself that I'd limit myself to one drawer of my desk, but three years later my drawer is overflowing and I needed a nice way to store and display part of my collection to make room in my drawer.

Fortunately DIY Nail Polish Racks are a very popular topic on Pinterest, so I had plenty of resources for inspiration and tutorials. I knew I wanted a small rack because most of the wall space in my room is being used already. Also, I knew that having something to keep bottles from falling was essential, since I live in a seismic area.

Once I had a good idea of what I wanted I talked with my boyfriend and he offered to build the thing (yay!). As for materials, this was a very cheap project since we only needed a wooden lath (1"x2"x3.2mts) and a thin round stick plus screws and it totalled around $20 (I had paint and varnish at home).

We really recommend using screws and not nails (ironically) to hold the rack, we think this will make it much more resistant to the weight of the polishes.
I can't tell you much about the construction process, since it was made by my boyfriend, but I think this was relatively easy for him, because he only needed a couple hours from his day off to finish it. Then we brought it to where I live so I could paint it and finish it off.
At home, the first thing I did was sand the wood to a smooth even finish. Then I painted it with the a matte medium blue latex paint. I used two coats of paint, left it to dry outside for several hours then added clear varnish and left it to dry overnight.
Overall, I'm really happy with how my rack turned out and looks in my bedroom. Obviously, the best part was choosing what polishes to put in it and how to arrange it. 

As you can see the rack is made of two levels: the top level measures 100cms and then the second level is divided in two 50cms sections. 

I ended up choosing to display the brands I had more polishes from: China Glaze, OPI and Zoya. Then I also chose to display some of my sets and special polishes.
This is how the rack looks in my bedroom. I love that hedgehog cushion :)

How do you store your polishes? Have you built yourself a nail polish rack? Thanks for reading!

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