Finally....The Shelf!

So last weekend after buying 18 new polishes, it became obvious that we needed a new way to display our beautiful and fast-growing collection.  While painting our nails Ericka and I decided that we were going to build our own display shelf.  Now, I consider myself to be fairly handy and crafty and figured that we would be more than capable of building a shelf that not only serve its purpose, but would also be customized to how we wanted it to look.

We started Sunday knowing that by sunset we would have a new amazing display shelf for all of our polishes.  After spending close to an hour sketching and calculating the dimensions and materials that would be needed, we were off to Lowe's.  We currently live less than 2 minutes from Lowe's, and set off thinking that this would be a quick trip.  After searching out all of the materials needed, we headed back to the wood cutting station.  Unfortunately, we only found a sign stating "Out of Order."  It was completely disappointing, and extremely frustrating to discover that what we believed to be a short trip, was going to be much longer.  We returned all the items we had in our cart, and set out to the next closest Lowe's.

Thankfully this Lowe's wood cutting station was in proper working order!  YAY!  So here is  list of materials that we used to build our shelf:
-2 1x4 wood boards
-1 1x2 wood board
-1 8 ft piece of decorative molding
>-1 8ft piece of vinyl stripping
-nails, liquid nails glue, staple gun, & hammer

Here is our little work area.  Sweet Teas from McDonald's was a must!

Here is a close-up of the top.  We stapled the vinyl stripping to the top.

Here are the plates all in place.  Yay!

The finished product.  We still need to paint the shelf, but I think we might need to make another one, cause this one is almost filled.
 Hope you like our pretty shelf.  I still just look at it in amazement. 

~Nailed by Brittany~


27Jack | July 18, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Nice write up! I am glad you included a supplies list. It explained the top part where the disks are stored.

I love your work room and the Sweet Teas!! Hahaha.

I can't believe how full it is! I can see why you still look at in amazement!!

Awesome job, you two! I am so proud!

YK | July 22, 2011 at 6:46 PM

This is amazing!! What a great idea for the Konad plates too :D I wish I was crafty enough to make one of these :(

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Brittany, Jen, & Ericka | July 22, 2011 at 8:11 PM

@YK- Thanks! It was actually pretty easy. Once we figured out the measurements and got all the pieces cut, we really just nailed everything together. I'm sure you could be crafty enough...or just find a friend that is:)

Jacki | August 7, 2011 at 5:59 AM

Wow! That looks awesome. I especially love the stamping plate display. I just have all of my stuff in a melmer 3 drawer system but this is way prettier! (I also have a 3 year old that loves doing her nails, though, so it's probably best mine aren't all on display to tempt her to do her nails when I'm not looking! lol)

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