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Monday, May 21, 2012

Nail Polish Storage

For years, I kept my nail polish in increasingly bigger Sterlite storage containers.  Finally, when I had topped out a 5-drawer rolling rack and cussed under my breath every time I looked for a polish, I decided I had to think of another solution.  

I envied the wall-mounted storage racks, but sadly, my "polish room" is a corner in my bedroom and I just don't have the space to dedicate to the wall mounted racks.  That's when I realized that a short, narrow bookshelf would work perfectly in my space.  I went to Target to look at possible solutions and unfortunately, the bookshelves were just too deep and tall for my purposes.  That's when I saw the CD/Media cases.  

Target had a B1G1-half-off sale on homegoods that week, so I snatched up the remaining two and begged my husband to put them together for me.  I thought I would organize all of my polishes that weekend.  Then I had the bright idea to catalog all of my polishes at the same time.  So, my weekend project turned in to 2 months of off-and-on work.  

Yesterday, I'd had enough of my make-up/polish area looking like a bomb hit it, so I decided to finish my project once and for all.  This afternoon, I finally got all of my polishes in the media towers, organized by brand...

Whew!  I love the look of this.  It's easier to find the polish in this configuration that in the rolling drawer containers.  

It's still not finished.  I still need to create a new spreadsheet (my old one is horribly out of date) and I still want to organize the polish within each brand from light to dark, but this is a start.  :P

If you are interested in the media towers, you can find them at Target or on Target's website for $24.99.


Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

Great storage device. I don't have that many polishes, but this is a great idea.

Katie Simpson said...

Fab idea! I would LOVE to do this with my polish.

DoNCeLLa MoNyCKa said...

Ohhh it looks so pretty :)

DoNCeLLa MoNyCKa said...

Ohhh it looks so pretty :)

Unknown said...

what a nice set up. I may need to follow your lead soon:)

Jen R said...

Looks great!! I don't have many polishes, so I keep all of mine in a drawer.

Lusting Over Lacquers said...

Nail polish heaven!

Nail Dazzler Nails said...

Nail polish haven :)

fingers said...

You use the EXACT SAME storage I use-but I broke them in half cause I was afraid of them tipping over. Had my dad cut a piece of wood for the piece that would have been missing. I then cut craft foam and made a 'shelf' on each shelf so each shelf has two lines of polish but you can still see the back row. I now have three sets but have yet to build that last case. How cool is this?????

FineNaturalHairandFaith said...

OMG you're a polish addict! My polish selection is about 10 maybe 12 bottles. That's because they dry out too fast for me to use them all.

by the way I saw your link on my blog via the BlogHer feed and had to stop by :-)


FineNaturalHairandFaith said...

oops i just saw your link policy after i sent my first comment. i included my link because my blog doesn't automatically link to my name. it's an old blog via blogher that does. apologies in advance.

A Polish Problem said...

I'm not as addicted as I used to be. LOL. This collection is almost 4 years in the making with probably 2/3rds of the polishes (sans the press samples) being purchased in the first 2 yrs. I went a little hog wild back then.

BTW, if you have an issue with your polish drying out, be sure to pick up a bottle of nail polish thinner (you can get it online or a Sally Beauty pretty inexpensively). A few drops of that should revive any polish (and it may take a lot more to resurrect a polish from the dead).

Thank you so much for checking out my blog. Don't worry about the blog link. I went ahead and approved your comment. I had to do a blanket policy, but my intent was to stop the link spammers.

Unknown said...

That is absolutely mind bogglingly amazing. It looks like a magazine photo. I thought I was clever mounting long shallow Ikea shelves. Yours could be on a home makeover show.

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