Claudia and I decided to do a little project and build a rack for her nail polish collection. We looked online, but they were either too expensive or not the right size, etc.
First we started by measuring the area were we wanted to hang the rack. We realized the frame would be around 12.5 inch wide by 45 inches tall.
Anyways, we went to Lowe's and picked up a couple of 1 X 2 of solid pine wood. They run about 3-4 bucks each, but they are much better then the fingered joined pieces that cost 90 cents. The reason being is because you never know where the cuts are going to be, so if it falls on the area where they are joined you'll have problems.
We bought 2 pieces of wood, 1 can of white spray paint "primer", and 1 can of white semi-gloss finish paint. We also bought some 2 inch finishing nails and 1 piece white board to be used as the back cover. Already had the wood filler and the staples, but those are items you will need if you don't already have them.
Tools we used:
First I started by cutting two pieces that would be used as the sides, then I cut a few smaller pieces in width that would then be used as shelves as well as top and bottom pieces of the rack. I nailed them all together using the finishing nails and a hammer.
Once the frame and the shelves were all nailed together, I used a bit of wood filler to fill in any gaps or holes, waited to dry and sanded it all down. Then I took this to the garage, and with the door open, you don't want to be breathing the fumes, I hang it from the ceiling using a string and a hook, and I started applying the primer. Waited a couple of hours, then I applied another coat. After another hour I applied the finish coat, and repeated 2 more times.
I let it dry overnight, next day I added the back cover and attached it to the back side using the stapler.
I used two picture frame hooks to hang it on the wall unit. To make sure it didn't come off the hooks, remember we have a two year old daughter, we've decided to add 4 screws, two at the bottom and two at the top to secure it firmly to the wall unit.
In the end, the unit is capable of holding about 90 bottles, cost us about 30-35 bucks. Normally for something made out of wood and this size, you're probably looking at 100 dollars or more. The cheapest one we found was 69 from amazon, but it was made out of plastic. We think the wood gives it a nice touch.
I definitely made the wife happy. Now the worst part comes...she needs to go shopping. LOL.
So what do you ladies think? Looking forward for your feedback.
Have a great week everyone!