I came across this YouTube video Shit Nail Polish Addicts Say. There's a bunch of videos of this genre going around but this one definitely spoke to me. I could relate to several of the stereotypes in the video.
One particular part in the video caught me off guard. She holds up a foam board and mentions having to make another nail polish rack. WHAT?? I have never heard of making your own rack. I looked into buying some in the past but they're so expensive or the shipping is. Or they don't hold very many bottles of polish. So I Googled this rack making business and found this YouTube tutorial.
I went to work! I wanted to make racks that fit 50 bottles so my racks have 5 tiers and holds 10 bottles each tier. So my measurements are much different than hers on the tutorial. I picked up 4 foam boards at $3.49 apiece. The foam boards I got were 22x28 inches big and each rack took slightly over 1 board. The math is by far the most time consuming aspect of this project. Triple check your measurements!! I have a bunch of different shaped bottles so when I laid out my 50 bottles for the original measurement I made sure to include a variety to get a truer size.
I don't really have any place to put these so I bought two shelves from the hardware store. The shelves and hardware came to about $21. If you're also buying shelves, make sure to get ones that will support the weight of all your polish! The shelves I got are long enough to hold 2 racks or 100 bottles of polish and support up to 100 pounds.
Since the only wall space I really have for the shelves is in my living room, I knew I wanted my DIY racks to be pretty. I was given some fabric from a friend who was destashing her craft room. I cut the fabric as the same size as my side walls and the front "lip." I used Tacky Glue to glue them on. So easy!
From the 4 foam boards I was able to make 3 racks to hold approximately 150 bottles of nail polish for only $14. Yay! I organized my polish by color since I'm not particularly loyal to a brand or collection. Isn't my polish pretty? So much nicer than being shoved in several shoe boxes.