Hello, hello!! First of all, I apologize for simply leaving in the middle of the 31DC2014 - I really didn't want too, but personal stuff came up and sometimes, as much as I love doing my nails, there are other priorities. I've decided that I'm going to keep on doing the challenge regardless because it's a great incentive plus it really gets my creative gears going.
Buuuut, before I get on that, I want to share with you guys the best birthday present a nail gal could get: My very own, personal, handmade NAIL POLISH RACK!! I've been wanting a way to organize my polishes for a while now, I contemplated Helmer's but I really like looking at all the pretty colours so I kept going back to a nail polish rack. My wonderful boyfriend agreed to make me one for my birthday and I'm absolutely in love with it!!
|A shot of both racks, one on top of the other.|
Below are the step-by-step pictures of the making-of process, warning - it's picture heavy!
|The back slates.|
|Measuring the side and the racks.|
|Cutting, cutting, cutting!! Safety first of course.|
|Slowly coming together - at least just the wood pieces.|
|Lili's favourite part - spray painting it black!|
|Of course I had to tag my name (even if it was going to be covered up).|
|After my arms got tired, boyfriend took over.|
|So many racks and rows.|
|Stop to appreciate British Columbia's beautiful landscape.|
|Okay, back to work! Nailing and screwing everything in!|
|All the polishes spread out, waiting for a new home.|
|The beautiful finished project!!!|
I think all the material cost around $60, give or take and it took us roughly 3 to 4 hours to finish building it. Then we had to wait a bit for the paint to dry, it took longer to actually install the racks than anything else, haha, since it took me a while to figure out where I wanted it. But now it's here and I love it to death and I can't wait to see all that I can create with all these colours at my fingertips!!