DIY Nail Polish Rack

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hey lovely friends, I know it's been a while since I posted anything decor related. I recently mentioned that I'm working on my "Mom Cave", so I have been doing a few projects here and there for the room. I like collecting nail polishes, If I like the color I just buy it. Since I had so many I decided to just organize them in a drawer. Little did I know that my son was going to find them and decide to play with them. He loved the sound they made when he would throw them back into the drawer. He actually cracked a few. That's when I decided I had to do something. Well now that I'm getting my little room together I new i had to make a nail polish rack. I found some tutorials using foam boards and decided to give it a try. I will try my best to instruct you on how I made mine.

What you'll need:
3 foam boards (the size I used is
Exacto knife
Glue gun and glue sticks
Duct tape (optional)

1) You're going to take one of the boards and make five 5" horizontal lines ( this will be the back of your rack)
2) Take the second board and you're going to draw six 2" horizontal lines
3) with the same board draw six 1" horizontal lines
4) with the third board you're going to draw two 2 1/2" vertical lines
5) with your Exacto knife you are going to cut out ALL the strips from the last two boards.

You should have: six 2" strips
six 1" strips
two 2 1/2 strips

6) take the duct tape in the color or print of your choice and cover each 1" strip *this is optional if you want to add some detail to your rack*

I already had this tape which has my initial in different fonts so I thought it was perfect and because it was black. It's perfect for my decor.

7) Make sure your glue gun is heated up. You're going to place glue along the smoothest side of the 2" strips, and place along the lines you drew on the first board. You will be left with two strips and these will go on the top and bottom of the rack.

To secure each shelf you can apply more glue underneath.

8) you're going to glue the 2 1/2" vertical strips along each side of tour rack.

9) take the 1" strips and glue them in the front along your 2" strips.

10) Choose where you would like to place your board and screw it to the wall. With a drill and 4 screws, your going to drill a screw to each inner corner of your board.

It might sound a little overwhelming, but trust me if I can do it, so can you. This size polish rack will hold about 60 nail polishes depending on their size. I hope this is helpful. If you give it a try please email me a picture of the results.

Here's my polish rack. I hope you like it!

If you have any questions, leave as a comment or email me.


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  1. So cute!!!! I love this idea!


  2. this is such a great idea. I have so many nail polishes and I keep them all in a drawer but this is so much better :)


    1. It is, I love how it looks and I can actually see all the polishes. And best of all my son can't reach them.

  3. a really cute and an excellent DIY idea!!


  4. Ummm.... you're making me one!!! ;)...


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