How To: Polish Sanctuary

I often get asked what or how I store all my polish and thought I should share my nail polish haven with all those lacquerista’s out there that need an effective, inexpensive solution that maximizes their space. I mean, come on. We have to find a way to display our endless collection so we can see our options. Choosing a color of the week is a serious decision that requires plans of outfit choices, considering the season and thoughts of what message you want express to the world from your fingertips. Read on to see how you can make your own polish sanctuary that is easier than painting your nails.


I used a picture ledge to display the countless polishes and made a quick and inexpensive modification to accommodatemore polish bottles. The best deal I have found is the RIBBA picture ledge from Ikea which comes in 2 colors and two sizes, black and white. Ranging from $9.99 to $14.99 in price.


RIBBA picture ledge in black- $9.99


1.5 X.5 1 inch of wood

Black or White paint

Gorilla Super Glue

Picture Ledge Shelf

3 Plastic Risers  (Found in Hardware Department)

Extra-Strength Double-Sided Tape


How To:


Cut your 1.5 X 1.5″ piece of wood to fit the length of your picture ledge (the longer Ikea solution is 45 1/4″). Your local lumber or hardware store should be able to cut this for you without any extra charge. Paint your slats of wood to desired color depending on the color of the picture ledge you choose, I used white. You should be able to find three plastic risers at your hardware store, the ones I selected are 1″ high. You need three of these for the longer picture ledges (if you are purchasing the shorter ones then you will only need 2 risers). Glue your risers using Gorilla Super Glue, one on each side and one in the center if you are using the longer shelf. This will keep the wood piece sturdy. Use an extra-strong double sided tape at the bottom of the risers to secure to them to the shelf. This will keep the addition from sliding around. We don’t want any polish causalities. Organize your polishes as your lacquerista heart desires.

5 Comments on “How To: Polish Sanctuary

  1. What a great wee sneaky peek behind the scenes! I would never have thought to use picture ledges, ever. But it makes great sense. Thanks!

  2. Hi

    I was wondering, how long was it since u started storing your polishes on these ribba picture ledges?

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