My teen daughter had a vast collection of nail polish that needed a storage solution. I considered buying Ikea ledges to get the nail polish off of Hannah’s desk and use the colorful bottles as functional art in her room.
The only problem: Massachusetts’ only Ikea is a bit of a roadtrip in a direction I don’t normally travel, and picture ledges for Hannah’s nail polish collection weren’t meriting a trip and my gas, However, I DO have some big box hardware stores in close proximity to me and here is the inexpensive and easy idea I came up with.
This is really self explanatory – here is the basic “design”. I basically made ledges, or very narrow shelves, out of moulding and attached them to the wall with nails. Since the nail polish even en masse is quite light, the nails suffice for weight, but if you’re putting something heavier on these ledges you may consider using anchors and screws.
3 | Determine spacing.
I used the tallest nail polish bottle to determine how much space I would need between ledges. After adding the second ledge, I just marked on a piece of paper how far apart the first two were and then marked the other ledges accordingly.
4 | Sink nails.
After you nail all the ledges to the wall, use a nail set to sink the nails into the moulding a little bit, just past the surface of the moulding.
After sinking the nails, fill with spackle, let dry for a few minutes and give those spots a quick sand.