Wednesday, May 1, 2013

DIY Nail Polish Rack

I am crazy in love with nail polish and my obsession has left me with a lack of space and the need for a Nail Polish Rack.  After a while I just got tired of putting all of my polishes in the tub I'd been keeping them in. I searched sites like Amazon to find a nail polish rack that I liked, but I didn't find one that I thought was worth buying. Nothing seemed sturdy enough and nothing really fit my taste. So, I did the next best thing, I went to google and searched for a DIY Nail Polish Rack. Lucky for me I came across one of my favorite beauty vloggers, Dulce Candy's DIY. I loved how she constructed her Nail Polish Rack and decided to try my hand at my own. I'm so pleased with how it turned out and I'm sharing with you how to make your own below.

What You'll Need:

10 - 2.5" x 2" FT boards
2 - 2.5" x 36" boards
1 - 24.5" x 36" back board (I used ply board)
1 - 2 Cans of Ultra Cover Gloss (Painter's Touch) white spray paint (color of your choice)
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
Gorilla Glue

Here's What to Do:

First take your ruler and starting from the bottom of the board draw a straight line around 3.75 - 4 inches above the bottom. Continue drawing lines around four inches apart.

Next using your hot glue, attach your 2.5" x  2" boards to the back board. Do this quickly because the glue will dry quick.

When you're done gluing the base boards, take your 2 2.5" x 36" side boards and attach them with hot glue using the same method from above. 

(That's Terry *The BF* and Benjamin *My Pup* helping me out)

When you are done, apply gorilla glue to the top and bottom of each of the base boards for extra reinforcement. 

When you have completed gluing your boards you are basically done. Now all you need to do is spray paint your Nail Polish Rack. This project took me two days to complete. I took one day to construct it and one day to paint it. 

***Tip*** - If you live in an apartment like myself, the paint smell may take a while to go away. Get some peppermint oil and put in on cotton balls. Place a cotton ball on the end of of each row. This will help the paint smell go away.

Final Product

This is the final product and I am very pleased with the results! I made my nail polish rack bigger than it needed to be.  I have four extra rows to fill and I'm sure they will be full in no time.  I hope you all enjoyed this DIY and I hope it was helpful☺.  

Any questions? Feel free to comment below!


  1. It looks great! I feel a DIY project coming on!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is awesome! How did you attach it to the wall? Great tipabout the paint smell!


    1. Hey Amberly! Thank you! I actually set mine up on a table, but you can attach it to the wall easily using plastic anchors:-)

      XO Kelley

  3. good job. i think i'll probably keep tossing min in a basket under the #blm

  4. Great post. Keep up the fabulous work!
    personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane!

  5. Amaze job doll! Loving all your polishes! I don't even own one! I need to get on it! lol


  6. Love your nail polish collection!

  7. OMG I'm in love with this idea and the final project. Good job! Yours look GREAT!!

    Miss Daja

  8. Oh that's cool! It looks so great and just like something you'd buy out of Target or some place! I might actually try to make it...just with smaller dimensions because I don't have that many, lol but who knows...I may actually need this size in case I build to that amount.

    The instructions were great! I'll let you know if I actually do it.


  9. great job! i'm too lazy to do this, even though i seriously need to! ill put it on my summer to-do list! love your blog hun!

  10. oh wow! that's a lot of nail polish. I could never DIY a project this big.
    Good luck


  11. LOVE your rack! But even as much as I love polish and DIY crafts, I'd probably just order or take one of my mom's old ones. They're so easy {and affordable} to snag online. LOL!

  12. Did you go to Home Depot or Lowes to get the wood and do you know what kind of wood you purchased? When I showed the lists of wood sizes to an employee at Lowes they looked at me like I was crazy and didn't know what I was talking about.

    1. Hi Chanel, I went to Lowes and had them cut the sizes specifically for me, because they looked at me crazy when I asked them too.

  13. Where did you buy your wood at and what wood type did you choose?


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