Nail Polish Storage - Video

I don't know about you, but I haaaaaate those acrylic nail polish racks. You know, the ones that are wall-mounted, and look like they belong in a nail salon? They're practical, but not exactly the aesthetic I tend to go for.

Up until now I've been storing my polishes in my Alex units, but I really wanted to have some kind of storage that allowed me to see at least part of my collection in a way that was both functional (thus encouraging me to use more things more frequently) and more visually appealing.

When I was in New York this past weekend, A. built it. And it is AWESOME.


A rack holds less than a drawer does, unfortunately, so the majority of my polishes still need to be stored in the Alex unit - but I like that I can see them more easily this way.

22 comments:

  1. This is a great idea :) I actually like the acrylic organizers, I never used to but I've gotten used to clear organizers by now. But I like this because you can also still see the full bottle/shade (which is, to me, the main appeal of acrylic)

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    1. Thank you!

      I wanted something that would have the convenience of the see-through racks, but in a way that would fit the style of the room. The acrylic racks just look too salon-y for me, you know?

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  2. Thanks for the closeups, Maggie! It's fabulous and props to your man for all his work!

    The hubs & I have been tweaking some nail and cosmetic storage units he's making for me; so far only prototypes, but pretty soon I'll be able to have the "grand reveal", lol *fingers crossed*

    PS: can't you just sit and stare at all those lovely baubles/bottles all day?!!

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    1. He does get props, doesn't he? He really is too nice to me. =)

      Ooh, I can't wait to see what you guys have come up with!

      (Totally.)

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  3. Judith22.10.12

    Was looking for easy ideas on makeup storage and I came across your video on YouTube, and YT led me here! Love your ideas! This nail polish shelf is really smart. Can't wait to see more!

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    1. Thank you so much! I so happy you like. =D

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  4. What a great idea! I wish I had the room for something like this. I need major organization right now. I have makeup stuff all over the house-it's taking over!

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    1. I think that's why A. has been so willing to build makeup storage things for me - he was so sick of seeing all my makeup everywhere! :P

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  5. Beautiful! What a great idea!. I think I'm going to try and make one (probably ask my husband :))although I would need something to help holding them in place; I live in a country with far too many earthquakes, Chile!!!. Thanks for the idea and be proud of it, it is soooooo beautiful.

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    1. Thank you! =)

      My husband built me something similar for my perfumes, and he just added a little "lip" to the edge, enough to keep them in. Something similar might work for you?

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  6. Beautiful! What a great idea!. I think I'm going to try and make one (probably ask my husband :))although I would need something to help holding them in place; I live in a country with far too many earthquakes, Chile!!!. Thanks for the idea and be proud of it, it is soooooo beautiful.

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  7. Love the idea of attaching it to a bookshelf! I have so little useable wall space, but a few exposed bookcase ends so I think I know what I'll be making soon! :) And your nail polish rack has to be the most attractive one I have seen! Thanks for the ideas.

    -Christine

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad this is a helpful idea. :)

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  8. This is one of the greatest nail polish storage ideas I have seen!! and I have been searching for a very very long time! I love how I don't need to put any holes into my wall which I am always worried about since I tend to like to move things around a lot!
    Thanks for this great idea.

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    1. Oh wow, thank you! =D

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  9. Anonymous24.2.13

    Love this idea!! Think im gunna do that today or sometime this week(: LOVE IT!!!

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  10. Seriously awesome idea! Love it :) Found this from Pinterest!!

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  11. Anonymous22.4.13

    This is so great! I totally want to make one for my polish!

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  12. I do like the manner in which you have presented this issue plus it does provide us some fodder for thought. Nonetheless, from everything that I have witnessed, I just wish good luck to you!
    self storage websites

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  13. I also hate those acrylic ones, my husband also built me one like this a while ago. :)
    http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca/

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  14. BTW you got yourself an awesome collection! I am still building mine with my favorite colors. :)
    Take care and hope you visit me too and of you like we can follow each other.
    Bisous de Toronto
    http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca/

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  15. Hi. I just started looking into polish storage. You mentioned using Alex from Ikea. Which style do you use? I see a 6 & a 9 drawer cart. Also, are you able to fit bottles in all drawers as some look smaller than the others? Thanks so much for your time & help.
    -Lori

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