How to Make a Nail Polish Rack

How to Make a Nail Polish Rack

I made a nail polish rack so I could get my polish out of shoe boxes, and see my selection better.

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First, you will have to gather your supplies. You will need a board at least as wide as your wire rack. I used one from a black entertainment center we were going to throw).

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The other item I used was a metal spice rack I found at Goodwill. It had pieces, but no support pieces- great for me!  These are a few of the metal rack pieces.

The other item I used was a metal spice rack I found at Goodwill. It had pieces, but no support pieces- great for me! These are a few of the metal rack pieces.

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I set the racks down to get a rough visual of what I was doing.  I wanted to make sure the different sized polish bottles would fit.

I set the racks down to get a rough visual of what I was doing. I wanted to make sure the different sized polish bottles would fit.

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I decided I should break off the 2 metal pieces that were not attached to the side brackets.  This would provide more support, and be more secure for the polish bottles on the rack.

I decided I should break off the 2 metal pieces that were not attached to the side brackets. This would provide more support, and be more secure for the polish bottles on the rack.

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I thought I needed to use a rotary cutting tool, That was not the best idea, it took forever to break 1 weld.

I thought I needed to use a rotary cutting tool, That was not the best idea, it took forever to break 1 weld.

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The screwdriver proved to be successful!   I was able to pop off the bars with just a little leverage in no time at all!!

The screwdriver proved to be successful! I was able to pop off the bars with just a little leverage in no time at all!!

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You can see where the weld spots are, I figured that it was no big deal since these areas would be hidden within the board.

You can see where the weld spots are, I figured that it was no big deal since these areas would be hidden within the board.

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For the next step, use your tape measure and figure out the distance between the metal posts. Use a square to make sure they are straight.

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I laid out the tape in straight lines, and marked with the tape measure where to drill the holes. The tape was to help minimize the particle board chipping.

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I used a drill bit the same size as the as the posts. After the first set was drilled, I removed the tape and put the first rack in to see if it was correct. I used a soft mallet to pound the rack in

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I finished drilling the holes, slowly removed the masking tape, and colored any chipped areas with my black sharpie, and put the rest of the racks in using the mallet.

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Finished product outside.

Finished product outside.

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The holes I drilled were tight enough, and deep enough that I didn't need any adhesive to make sure the racks stayed in place.

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Final product loaded up!  I will have to attach it to studs, I will pre-drill the holes, and use black screw covers.

Final product loaded up! I will have to attach it to studs, I will pre-drill the holes, and use black screw covers.

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