Hi everyone! I am SOOO excited to show you what has been nicknamed the Nail Polish Wars Mecca!! I have been craving something like this for quite sometime, so I went to one of the most creative and talented woodworking companies that I know of, Gl Wooden Things. I gave them a rough idea of what I was looking for, and they immediately came up with a plan for something truly amazing!
(Be sure to click on the photos to enlarge!)
The Mecca is a custom corner unit that is made up of two separate pieces that were connected upon installation. This piece has also been secured to the walls for safety and polish bottle security. It consists of nine three tiered shelves on both sides. The back and shelves were left open to allow my beloved office walls to shine through!! As you can also see, support pieces have been added in the shelf tiers for better support, which I think also gives it a really great look!!!
Each piece of wood was sanded by hand for a smooth and even finish. All pieces were then carefully burned to bring out the natural beauty in the wood grain, then stained a beautiful honey oak that I selected. Once the staining was complete, the pieces were finished with a high gloss coat and then lightly sanded and polished for shine. So, to sum up, GL Wooden Things really went above and beyond!!!
There is also a raised lip on the front of the bottom tier shelf to prevent the bottles from falling off of the unit should I bump a few of them. *phew*
Here are some shots of the Mecca in progress!
I stopped by one day to see how things were going with it, and they even let me get in on the fun!!
The GL Wooden Things four legged team, Chloë and Ralphie, were on the job too!! I left a few bottles of polish with them so they could make sure the shelves were spaced perfectly, and it seems like they had a great deal of fun putting the polish in "danger"! Anyone else stressed out seeing the bottles under the saw blade?! Hahaha!
I could not possibly be any happier with the way the Mecca turned out!
I love how much room I still have for new additions to my arsenal of polish! It is so nice to be able to easily see all of my bottles of polish and not have to go through drawer after drawer searching for just the right shade!! (And don't worry, I have a step ladder to reach the top shelves!!)
I have organized my arsenal by brand and then by color. It's hard to say just how many bottles it will hold, since so there are many different shapes and sizes of bottles. It currently holds 1200 bottles of polish, and I have a lot of room for more!!
GL Wooden Things also went one step further and created this awesome plaque for me! It features one of my all time favorite manis and one of my favorite Elixirs! The white lettering also has white iridescent glitters!!! I have it in a free standing frame right now, but it can also be hung on the wall, or even used as a front license plate for my car!!!!! WOW!!!!
GL Wooden Things has some amazing pieces available on their storefront page here, and they also take custom orders like mine, for things large and small!!! So if you're looking for an amazing polish rack, I think you know who to contact about it now!!
I really hope you enjoyed seeing this amazing piece that has made my office complete! Now then, if you need me, I'll be sitting in my office staring at the Mecca!!!!!