Howdie everybody! So tonight I ventured out with my baby sister (who is 19 tomorrow!!) and her friend to get some supplies for my very own Nail Polish Rack!!! They were headed to our “local shopping centre” which is 20 minutes away so I thought I would tag along to save myself a trip on Friday to get everything 😉
I managed to get everything required for this project, and I wanted to set everything straight with pricing because, if you don’t have all the tools, your rack is going to be worth more than the $20-$25 everyone says they spend on their Nail Polish Rack.
So, I got 3 pieces Elmer’s Foam Board (20 x 30-3/16) in yellow (that is all my local WalMart had). I found this in the school supplies section with the bristol/poster board. Then I sauntered on over to the craft section. I don’t have a glue gun so I needed to get one of these for this project. I got Ad tech Hi Temp Project Pro 20 watt Glue Gun. And of course I don’t have any glue gun gluesticks so I had to get some of those too, the glue gun doesn’t come with gluesticks. They had packs of 100 sticks for this style of glue gun — Adtech Mini Size Gluesticks (Hi Temp and Multi Temp). Then on to the Duct Tape. I found this in the paint section with the painter’s tape. They had SO many different designs, it was hard to decide what I wanted! I wanted something to go with my yellow foam board. I went with the “Splatter” design — I thought paint splatter would be perfect for a Nail Polish Rack 😉
So let’s talk pricing:
Foam Board $3.97ea $11.91
Glue Gun $7.96 $ 7.96
Glue Gun Sticks $7.92 $ 7.92
Duct Tape $5.00 $ 5.00
Total $32.79 + tax (13% in Ontario)
A little more than the $20-$25 people say they spend on theirs, but I didn’t have the glue gun and the glue gun gluesticks, so if I had’ve had those, obviously it would have been under the $20.00 mark.
I will be making this Nail Polish Rack this coming Friday and will update this blog post with all the pictures. I don’t have time to do pictures tonight, but I will make sure to include “materials” pictures 🙂
Here is the video I followed for making my Nail Polish Rack (not my video):
Make sure to keep an eye out for this to be updated either Friday or Saturday after I make my Nail Polish Rack 😀
P.S. — Thank you to all the wonderful ladies on the Facebook group Show Me Your Top Coats
for inspiring me to make this! I just hope that one rack will fit all my polishes ;D If not, guess I will have to make another… oh darn! LOL!
Alright ladies, here is the update. I couldn’t wait until Friday to do this, it was all I could think about at work today, so I went ahead and built my shelf tonight!
Start with 3 sheets of foam board in any colour 🙂
You will also need a glue gun, glue gun sticks, and the fun part — colourful Duct Tape (optional).
First, cut all your strips and have your backing foam board (not cut).
And then cover your thinner strips with Duct Tape — these are the fronts of your shelves.
Apply glue and stick all the pieces together, and TA DA!! A beautiful nail polish rack! 😀
And here it is filled with all of my polishes. I think I need to make another — this is super full!
I will admit, I “cheated” with this a little bit, but I didn’t intend to. I had all my lines drawn for my strips and my dad came to see what I was doing and he offered to cut all the strips with his table saw for me. So I let him 🙂 He has 3 daughters, no sons, so he likes to be able to help us with any project he can 🙂
If you guys make yourself one of these wonderful Nail Polish Racks, please share it with me on the Facebook page!