Tuesday, August 20, 2013

DIY NAIL POLISH RACK

Hey everyone, 
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:
 
-level
-speed square
-hammer
-measuring tape
-hand saw
-sandpaper
-stapler
 
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!
 
Rui

35 comments:

  1. Amei,está tão giro,precisava também de algo assim :)

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  2. Hey rui,
    How are finding blogging!!!
    Ur a very good husband rui, rack looks very nice... It looks like a store bought one and perfect size for the space its place at... Liked the fact that it has enough room for nailpolishes.. :)
    Good job guys..
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  3. Yeah, "3-4 bucks" and "made the wife happy", we're in real butch land here ; def. not a lady's post ! By the way, I love your DIY project but I have a question, did you have to reapply said nail polish once you'd finished ? :)

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    1. Sweetie, 3-4 bucks is just some pieces of wood. All materials cost was about 30-35 $. :) Still an amazing deal compared to the price out there plus shipping and most of them are not even wood. You think it's not a ladies post?:) I helped a bit my husband, even if he did most of the job, he really did enjoy making this.:) But if you are patient and have a little bit of time you can also do this yourself or ask your hubby. :)
      take care

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  4. Oh that's such a great idea! It looks great!

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  5. AMAZING DIY!
    Would you like to follow each other?! Let me know!!
    xoxo
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    1. We are already following each other.:)
      Beijinhos e boa semana

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  6. Olá Claudia!
    Criatividade total, adorei!

    Bjs

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  7. Wow this is such a great DIY and love the polish rack you created so much! Such a clean and beautiful job :)) xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  8. this is so awesome!

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  9. This idea is so great - good you had some helping hand ;) ! ♡Kyra
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  10. Lindo projeto Claudia!!
    Aqui em casa os esmaltes ficam todos numa caixa, é sempre uma confusão.
    Obrigada pela visita no meu retorno ao blog.

    bju grande ;)

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  11. Que bien te ha quedado y que practico para colocar todos los esmaltes.
    Un beso

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  12. R: quem sabe se no próximo ano iremos juntas? :P

    Rui parabéns!
    Achei a ideia maravilhosa!
    Acho que o seu trabalho vai fazer sucesso aqui entre as meninas!
    Nós adoramos esse tipo de coisas!
    Quem fica a ganhar é a minha amiga que consegue trabalhinhos bem giros feitos pelo maridão!
    :)
    Parabéns!
    Beijinhos às princesas :)

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    1. Adorava, de certeza que vamos nos ver a proxima vez que estiver em Portugal. :) Olha eu fiquei encantada com o meu novo rack. Perfeito mesmo para arrumar os meus vernizes. :)
      Beijocas

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  13. Muito giro! Eu tenho os meus vernizes todos dentro de uma caixinha xD Beijinho querida e obrigada

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  14. have always wanted to have such a nail polish rack but never really saw something that convinced me! but omg this looks perfect. i'll definitely think about recreating this! have lots of fun with your's! it looks amazeballs:)
    lots and lots of love from switzerland and enjoy your day!
    Rachel and Nina from
    http://fromarmanitozurich.blogspot.ch
    xxx

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  15. Oh wow!!! That's great work, its so useful, xoxo.

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  16. Ohhh meu deus :| ficou fantástico! se só visse a foto final não diria que foi feito á mão :o Estou a pensar em recriar a ideia :D *

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    1. Boa idea depois partilha com as tuas seguidoras, de certeza que vao adorer. :)

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  17. Oh Claudia, what a great gift from your husband! It came out so beautiful!!! But I agree, it's time to go shopping and fill it with new nail polish!

    Great post Rui!

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  18. Dava-me tanto jeito uma agora :)
    Óptima ideia
    Beijinho!
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  19. adoro ver os vernizes assim, ficam tão giros

    beijinhooo

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  20. perfect this!
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  21. R: que sortuda, também não me importava nada de pertencer a esse mundo!

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  22. Good Job Rui! Claudia you're such a lucky girl! I wished my husband had those skills too. : )

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  23. A great idea and it's now so easy to spot the right colour. Plenty of space to add new ones too!

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  24. adorei *_* vou ter de fazer um rack para mim (pelo menos vou tentar )

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    1. Faz querida vais ver nao e dificil, tem e que se ter paciencia. :)
      Beijinhos e obrigada pelas tuas visitas.:)

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  25. Thank you so much ladies for all your lovely comments. I am loving my new nail polish rack. You are welcome to share this post with all your beautiful followers. Just let me know:)
    Take care everyone.

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  26. This is such a great idea!

    <3
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  27. Good idea.
    Adorei*/*
    beijinhos

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it.
With Love,
Claudia Persi