Welcome to this month’s edition of Thrift Store Challenge where I’m joining 23 other thrifty bloggers to share our DIY projects for this month! Today I’m taking an old wooden spice rack and turning it into a nail polish rack. This would also be great for organizing essential oils or craft paints. Here’s what this wall mounted spice rack looked like when I found it at Goodwill for $3.19.
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- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | Domestically Creative – Pili | My Sweet Things
Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela – Jeanie | Create and Babble
Marie | The Inspiration Vault – Michelle | Michelle James Designs
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications – Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Pam | P.S. I Love You Crafts – Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Jennifer | Cookies Coffee and Crafts – Toni | Small Home Soul
Sue | A Purdy Little House – Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled – Marie | DIY Adulation
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom – Debra | Shoppe No. 5
Florence | Vintage Southern Picks – Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Yamilette | The Latina Next Door – Denise | My Thrifty House
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles – Molly | Just a Little Creativity
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DIY Nail Polish Rack Supplies
- wooden spice rack
- Iron Orchid Designs mold – I used Baroque No. 3
- paper clay
- wood glue
- white paint – I used Paint & Paddles in Oyster. Looks like they’re not selling it anymore but here’s a similar color that Rustoleum has.
- paint brushes – Purdy 2″ angle brush is my favorite for these small projects.
- varnish – I used DecoArt light satin varnish.
- 1 1/4″ zinc plated metal ribbon
- tin snips
- lightweight staple gun
- 1/4″ staples
I love working with these Iron Orchid molds. They’re so much fun! The paper clay casting usually pops right out but just to make sure I brush it with a little cornstarch first. Then I roll the paper clay in my hands like Play Dough and push it into the mold.
If you need a visual, skim through this video:
I didn’t wait for the casting to dry. I covered the back of the casting with wood glue placed it over the ugly ceramic centerpiece. Then I painted, being careful not to move the casting.
Here’s what it looked like once the paint and the glue were dry.
Next I distressed the edges with sandpaper and covered it with a coat of varnish. Notice that the back pieces are missing. I didn’t want my nail polish to fall out of the back of the shelf so I cut some pieces of metal ribbon and staples then where the back supports would have been.
I don’t have a lot of nail polish but I needed something to get my little stash organized. Most of the nail polish organizers I found online held a LOT of polish. Well, I hardly ever give myself a manicure… I probably should more often.
Well, what do you think? Would you use yours for nail polish storage or something else?
I also used the Iron Orchid molds in these projects:
If you enjoyed my nail polish rack, check out what my upcycling friends made!
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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