DIY-ish Nail Polish Rack

DIY-ish Nail Polish Rack

Have you ever shopped for a nail polish rack?  They are not that easy to find and they are pretty darn expensive.  I thought I would get one of those plastic ones – like they have at the salon?  But there are so many other things I’d rather do with $90, I couldn’t bring myself to click “Buy”.

Then I saw on Pinterest that someone had made a nail polish rack from a little spice rack.  Probably much more affordable, but not exactly my taste.  At least it sparked the idea of using a spice rack.  So after much shopping around, I decided I liked these ones from IKEA the best.

Mostly because I could paint it whatever color I wanted.  And they were $3.99.  I felt very accomplished putting them together in under 10 minutes.

Do those weird little screwdrivers give anyone else a hand/arm cramp?  Or make your wrist look like its detaching from your body!  Ew!  Seriously, why is mine doing that?

Anyway, I got them put together, spray painted them a happy shade of orange, and filled them with nail polish. Not too shabby for about $5/each!

Bonus points if you can hang it straight on the first try.  Oops!  There are about 13 holes in our wall now.  Also, sometimes people need 3 (or 4) nail polish racks.  But we don’t judge those people.

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  1. […] Spice up your bathroom by repurposing IKEA’s BEKVAM Spice Rack to keep all your nail supplies organized.  The bright paint color adds some fun to the otherwise neutral bathroom. Source. […]

  2. […] inspirational nail polish organizer ideas will make you want to organize your own collection asap. Diy nail polish rack this mom's gonna snap. Omigod, i love this. I was looking for cool diy nail polish storage so my place can be really […]

  3. thanks for the idea! super love this!!

  4. […] In general, these spice racks are ideal for storing and organizing small collections such as your nail polish bottles. But first make the racks more attractive by painting them.{found on thismomsgonnasnap}. […]

  5. How do you hang these up? Would there be any Command products you can use? I don’t want to make holes in my wall :/

    1. I did poke holes in my wall, but I imagine a really strong command strip would work? Haven’t tried them tho so it’s hard to say!

  6. This is amazing. Thanks for posting the actual product used. Just ordered 2 for myself!

  7. […] In general, these spice racks are ideal for storing and organizing small collections such as your nail polish bottles. But first make the racks more attractive by painting them.{found on thismomsgonnasnap}. […]

  8. […] Esta mini-estante do IKEA é quase perfeita. E digo quase porque não estou a ver a minha mãezinha a deixar-me pregar na parede… Mas há sempre solução. Esta mini-estante é barata, pode ser pintada da cor que se quiser e é super fácil de montar. (Fonte) […]

  9. Stumbled across this on Pinterest. LOVE the idea. It would be so perfect for me…except I have over 250 polishes! I did the math and I’d probably need like 15 racks! They would be great for displaying some favorites though.

  10. I’m trying to do this- did you have issues with the spray paint sticking to the side pieces? It covered the shelf bottom fine.

    1. The spray paint covered everything pretty easily for me. If it’s not sticking, you may need a primer?

  11. Omigod, I love this. I was looking for cool diy nail polish storage so my place can be really organized when I move in with my bf. I’ll probably need 4 or 5 racks, but they’re so inexpensive and I hate the thought of my polishes just rolling around and bumping against each other. I’ll likely go through them and pick out what I don’t really use and toss it. Or just buy some thinner and make them last forever, lol.

  12. Do u have to sand it before spray painting?

  13. I like it but I don’t like that you can’t see all the colours!

    1. u can always paint the top of the Essie polishes with the polish within it so u can tell what color is inside. I did this by putting a drop on a paper plate and then turned over the brush top and gently positioned it on top of the polish dot and then carefully screw the cap back on. Once it dried, the colors showed up beautifully!

  14. How did you get it to stick to the wall? Does it come with screws?

    1. I don’t think it came with screws, but there are holes on the back of the spice rack. So you can use small screws or nails.

    2. Nails. Not that sturdy but it’s held this long. Screws would be better

  15. Love it ! Just bought one this morning !! Is this color orange ?? Cause it really looks rose … But soooo amazing anyway ! Thanks for the idea 🙂

    1. it is actually orange, my bathroom lighting must have made it look rosy! 🙂

  16. Oh my goodness…JUST found this through Pinterest, and I love it!!! Trying to figure out how many bottles each rack holds, are the essie polishes three deep or two? Thank you thank you thank you for this fantastic idea!!!!

    1. Courtney, it holds Essie polish 3 deep and OPI 2. 20-30 bottles to each rack 🙂

  17. […] If you prefer something a little more organized, you could try finding a shelf or two. These ones are perfect because they are small and perfect for storing nail polish. If you’re not happy with the color, you can spray paint them and give them a more cheerful look.{found on site thismomsgonnasnap}. […]

  18. Exactly what I was looking for. Simple, iclean lines, inexpensive and, paintable. Going to pick up a few on my trip next week.

  19. i’d do this, but i’d be one of those people you promised not to judge 😀

  20. Absolutely love this, I’ve been looking for a cheap and affordable solution and I think this might just be it! Plus, I checked the Ikea website and they’re selling for only $2.49 now. Thanks for posting!

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