Here's another storage post for you.
A couple of months ago, I re-organized my nail polish stash. I dug out an old Caboodle case from years ago that I actually bought for my daughter. These are really great. I have several of these in two different shapes/sizes, and I've used these on and off over the years. They're sturdy and very functional. Here's a photo.
This was great for nail polish bottles and fit them really well, with several compartment. I put base/top coats in one of the smaller compartments, more bottles alongside, and in the back compartment. The removable tray holds brushes and other tools perfectly.
|The main compartment. Smaller|
compartment for base/top coats to its right.
|Pink removable tray rests atop that back row.|
|Smaller compartments alongside the sides for pens or smaller bottles.|
As I acquired a few more bottles however, I outgrew the Caboodle and had to find something else. It also took up a lot of room on my vanity, and was quite heavy. I was then on a hunt for better storage (as usual). Here's how it looked.
|You can see here why I needed a revamp.|
It's filled to capacity, and more.
I knew I wanted drawers that were at least 4 inches high to accommodate nail polish bottles. I, of course, wanted something pretty, but I was willing to settle for something practical and functional. I asked a friend what she used to store her nail polish, and she pointed me to the right direction. I was just hoping to find something that caught my fancy.
And I did! There were quite a few choices actually, but I settled for this because it had 3 drawers in all, and the third, bottom one was a bit taller than the other two. I knew I wanted to use the bottom drawer for acrylic paint and tools so having it taller was a bonus.
And then of course I had to find a place for it. It initially rested on a stool beside my vanity until I could figure out what to do next. After a few days of deciding what to do and how to do it, I had a little 'bench' made for it that secured the base with a rim of wood (meaning it wouldn't move when the drawers are pulled out cause those bottles can get heavy).
|Base with rim of wood around it prevents it from sliding off.|
|Each drawer will hold about 50 bottles of nail polish.|
|Lots of room to grow.|
|Bottom drawer holds acrylic paint, brushes and tools.|
Pink tray was hijacked from the Caboodle.
I had the bottom made just tall enough that I could choose to slide it under the vanity if I wanted to.
|Fits perfectly under the vanity if I want to relocate it.|
It sits happily beside my vanity where I do my nails, which is very convenient for me.
This was a simple storage make-over that, this time, didn't take me too long to figure out.
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