DIY Nail Polish Rack Makeover

Hey everyone! Along with nail polish I also love DIY projects, makeovers, and flips. My favorite channels consist of HGTV, DIY, and the Travel channel. So a few weeks ago my mom was getting rid of some shelves and the second I saw them I thought to myself ” OMG I could paint those and use them as nail polish racks!” So I grabbed them from her Salvation Army box and began my project!

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I have always wanted to display some of my essie polishes in a cute and chic way, so when I saw these shelves I thought they were perfect! This is what they looked like

BEFORE:

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So all you need for this project is white spray paint:

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and some paper to spray paint your shelves on so you don’t get it all over the place. I did my spray painting outdoors of course.

 

First step is to clean your shelves so that when you paint them, they have a clean smooth surface. Optional step is to use sand paper to smooth out any nicks or unevenness the shelves may have. I should have done this because mine had some lifting in the wood, but I didn’t. It’s ok. I was way too excited to get these hung on my wall with polish!

Second step is to lay down a large piece of paper or newspaper down to protect the surface you’re painting on from getting stained with paint. I did this outdoors on my grass and I used plant potters to hold down the paper because it was super windy.

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Third step is to do 2 coats of spray paint on the shelves. I chose white for a clean look but you can paint them whichever color you want!

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Fourth step is to let the first coat dry for about an hour or so and then do the second coat. I let the shelves dry over night before flipping them upside down to do the back but you don’t have to wait as long as I did.

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Once you’ve done 2 coats on the back of the shelves you’re done with the painting! Now comes the fun part 🙂 Here is what they looked like

AFTER:

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Fifth step is to hang up your shelves

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and fill them with beautiful polish! My fave part!!! I did a rainbow ombre effect and I love the way they turned out!

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You can also watch my YouTube video here where I show you step by step how I turned these shelves into beauties:

 

Do you like DIY projects? If you create or makeover your own nail polish display racks, comment down below and show me 🙂

Stay strong in your Pursuit!