November 18, 2012
My office redecoration is almost complete! Just a few more finishing touches are needed, but I wanted to share my new nail polish station and custom built nail polish shelf. The table and chairs are from Ikea. The glass table top is supported by two helmers.
I searched for a shelf that I could use to display my polishes on the wall, but I wasn’t able to find anything suitable. Most only hold 90 bottles or so, and they’re made of cheap plastic. My dad has great carpentry skills so I asked him if he could make one for me as my Christmas gift… and viola, Christmas came early this year! This shelf is 4 feet wide, and we estimate that it will hold approximately 300+ bottles if they are displayed in single rows. The shelves are actually deep enough that some brands could be doubled up, or they could be staggered to hold more. I currently have close to 200 bottles, so this gives some space for my collection to grow.
Here you can kind of see that the front actually has a little lip that keeps the bottles from sliding off.
And here’s a quick peek at the book shelf that I just refinished. This shelf was built by my great grandfather probably back in the 80’s. My mom had it and though it would look cute in my office, but it was stained wood and didn’t fit in that well. So I sanded it down and primed and painted it and now it looks brand new again.