As promised, I have some better (non cell phone pic) photos of my custom nail polish shelf. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I have the best husband in the world! Thanks to him, and his complete understanding of my beauty obsession, he (and my 5 year old son) created a custom nail polish shelf for me!!
Originally it was going to be a book shelf design with a back, sides, top and bottom. But it turned into a floating shelf system that I love even more! I do need to paint it eventually, but for now I actually don't mind the bare wood.
My husband is going to extend the length of the shelves soon because the shelves barely hold my current collection. My collection will continue to grow, so more room is needed. I have 6 Essie polishes, 11 Sephora by OPI polishes and a NARS polish coming in the mail soon to add to this shelf, plus 7 Color Club polishes my mom found for me.
And by the way, Sephora has Sephora by OPI polishes on sale for just $5 each! They just added 15 colors to the sale section. Grab a few before they sell out.
Anyhow, back to the shelf...
I need some opinions on deciding which way to organize my polishes on the shelves: by brand or by color.
I have photos of the shelf showing it both ways and I'm leaning more in the direction of sorting by brand. I do like to sort things in color order. My closet is color coordinated and in order by sleeve size (for tops) or by length (for pants, skirts, dresses). Can you tell I'm a bit obsessed with organizing things?! :)
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So here it my custom nail polish shelf sorted BY BRAND:
And here is my custom nail polish shelf sorted BY COLOR:
How should I organize them?