Drawer to Nail Polish Rack




How to turn a drawer to a nail polish rack

Step 1: Step 1: Materials

•cocking or wood putty
•headless nails
•saw (I used a Japanese hand saw)
•tape measure
•wood glue

Step 2: Step 2: Remove Pieces

Use the drill or screw to remove the drawer handle, the piece of wood that's the front of the drawer, and the metal sliding piece.

Step 3: Step 3: Make the Shelves

Measure the width of the inside of the drawer and mark on the wood. Then, cut the wood. I made three shelves for my nail polish rack. Lastly, dry fit the shelf to see if it fits.

Step 4: Step 4: Attach Shelves

After dry fitting the shelves to make sure it fits, use the pencil to mark where the shelves are on both sides of the drawer, so when you put the shelves back in you have a guide as to where the shelves go. Use wood glue to glue the shelves in before using the headless nails to nail the shelves. I messed up nailing twice, so I had to use cocking to fill the holes in.

Step 5: Step 5: Fill in the Holes

Use cocking or wood putty to fill in the holes from unscrewing the drawer handle, nails, and other things. Then, use sandpaper to make a smooth surface to paint over.

Step 6: Step 6: Paint

I used Behr interior/exterior high gloss paint to paint the nail polish rack. I put on three coats of paint. My paintbrush bristles kept falling out, so I used my finger to pull out the bristle before using a smaller brush to paint over the smudge my finger made.

Step 7: Step 7: Finished!

Display proudly!



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    4 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Pretty handy DIY idea!


    4 years ago

    Very cool. Could be used to display miniatures too.