Hi friends! It's Friday- yay! Happy Veterans Day to all members of the military- I hope it's been a good day for you. For today's blog, I thought I'd show my recently re-vamped nail polish storage. Before this method, things were really getting disorganized. My new method for sorting things out is not only cheap... but it involves a kitchen item!
First off, this is my narrow white bookshelf. When we were in our apartment, our landlord offered us this leftover piece of furniture for free. In my mom's words- "you can never turn down good storage!" so we put it in the spare bedroom that doubled as my makeup room. When we moved into our house, I knew this piece was coming with us. With a fresh coat of white paint, it fit perfectly in the corner of my current makeup room. It now holds a small flatscreen TV, my beauty books, some random knick knacks, and nail stuff!
Here's a closer look at the bottom two shelves... at the very bottom I have nail accessories like files, remover, lotion and manicure kits. I also have a container filled with polishes I don't often use, along with a small container of clear polishes, base coats, strengtheners, etc.
Now this is where the fun begins! I re-did my nail polish with these clear 3-tiered spice racks that I found at The Container Store. When I went there, I wasn't sure what I'd find and I didn't take the time to measure the space I had. When I came across these tiered spice racks, I knew it was something I could work with. I just grabbed a wide one and a narrow one... not assuming they'd both fit perfectly in one shelf! Turns out the shelf is 17 inches wide, the larger rack is 10 inches, and the smaller rack is 6 inches. Perfect! I have just enough wiggle room to easily pull them out if I want. It's plenty of room to accommodate a big variety of polishes... and I probably enjoyed myself a little too much as I divided them by color. I have sections of metallics, pinks, reds, colors, and dark colors.
There are tons of different sizes of polishes, but in some cases, I can fit 3 front to back- in one level. Something I love about these racks is the raised border around each level. So if I want to slide the tray out, they won't fall off. Also, there's nothing about these spice racks that scream "kitchen!!!" They're just super basic and I could definitely see these being used for makeup storage as well... whether it's on a bookshelf or on top of a vanity.
All in all, don't forget to check the kitchen section of any store if you're looking for ways to improve your makeup storage. I've had good luck with a lazy susan turntable from Wal-Mart, as well as silverware dividers, and other random stuff! I'm sure you could find spice racks similar to these at stores other than The Container Store. If you have any other good makeup storage ideas, let me know!
- Tyler & I went out to dinner and had the most amazing pizza at DiMaggio's in Carbondale!
- On the downside, there was a serious accident on our way home & traffic was majorly backed up.
- Tyler is watching a basketball game on TV that's being played on an aircraft carrier. How cool is that?
- I am so tired after this week. Having a cold really drains you.