My nail varnish collection is usually housed in various make-up bags and scattered around the house, but it's far better kept upright so I'd vaguely considered buying one of those stands like you see at the beautician. I looked, but it turns out they're at least £25 on Amazon/eBay and a bit clinical in appearance. I know that keeping it in the fridge is supposed to the best thing, but then there'd be less room for wine and petit-filou yoghurts - the mainstay of all households with school-aged inhabitants. [Obviously only one of these things goes in the Ben10 lunch bags. I've not got it wrong yet]
Anyway, I had a Google for other people's solutions, browsed for ideas on Pinterest and settled on looking for something I could make-over. Second hand 80s kitchen accessories don't usually do much for me, but I was hopeful this scruffy pine Schwartz spice-rack I won on eBay would be just the thing.
I reattached the backboard a little more firmly, gave it my patented once over with a wet-wipe, and was ready to do a quick coat of paint. I've seen Annie Sloan chalk paint raved about all over the internet, and thought I'd give it a try. It gets the full five stars from me - the lazy crafter's seal of approval! There really is no need for sanding, removal of old varnish or priming. It covers in one coat, doesn't have that nasty painty smell (and is low in VOCs) and doesn't show brush marks. Added to that, it was fully dry in about half an hour. Genius. I got a 100ml tester pot in 'Provence', and still have enough left to do another similar sized project.
Aah, sweet organisation.
There's enough room on the shelves for certain polishes to be two deep.
Maybe not quite a minute make - but nice and quick none the less. Of course, you could keep other make-up on it if nail varnish is not your thing [why ever not?]
I'm counting this as my Monthly Make for February
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