Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DIY Wood Nail Polish Rack

 No Foam Board here!!
I got the idea to use wood instead of foam board from dulcecandy.com. Depending on your polish brands and size/types you could display hundreds of bottles here...I currently have 187 bottles displayed here and about 90 more that had to stay on the table top (I know my little collection is no where near some of you super serious varnish lovers out there!)...watch my YouTube video below to see how I made this!!

Here are the supplies I used:

1 -   24" x 36" back board  $8.34 at Lowe's
2 -   2" x  36" side pieces   $1.97 at Lowe's
10 - 2" x 24" shelf pieces   $0.97 at Lowe's
1 can spray paint (your choice) I used Rustoleum in Khaki $4.24 at Lowe's
Plastic drywall anchors w/screws $2.55 at Lowe's
Gorilla Glue $4.99 at Lowe's
Nails $1.30 at Lowe's
Drill (to drill pilot holes and to drill screws into plastic drywall anchors)
Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks (i used a high temp gun w/high temp glue sticks)

If no price is listed, I already had these items.

I spent less than $40.00 on this project and it took me a little over a day to complete it. I really love it...I stare at it all the time!

Thanks for reading!!


  1. How much space is in between the shelves?

  2. What kind of wood is needed?

    1. I really don't know what kind of wood it is. I just chose the size I needed in the building supply section at Lowe's. Sorry. The size and prices are listed above in the blog post.

  3. Is it sturdy. Im just afraid that something like this might come crashing down and there goes all of my nail polishes

    1. I was worried about that too! But, trust me...it has not moved, and it won't until I take it down! If you use drywall screws it will stay forever. Don't just use nails alone, it will be sure to fall!! But if you do decide to use nails, nail directly into wall studs.

    2. I love this! I'm going to make one this weekend! I've been needing something like this for.quite some time now! All I need now is something for my jewelry. 😉

      Katie B