Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I May Have A Problem

So, it doesn't matter how many times I give away nail polish, I still end up having an absurd collection. I've always been obsessed with color, collecting ribbons, crayons, markers, and even paint swatches. Then my "OCD" kicks in, and I have to organize them by color. Ask my childhood friends. When we were at a sleep over, I'd take their huge backpack of nail polish, pour them out on the floor, and then diligently organize them by the color wheel. They thought I was weird for it, but boy did I get enjoyment out of it.

So, now that I'm a big kid with my own collection of color, I decided that it was important to display them proudly. Enter: Thrift Store Purchase.


I found this little display shelf for $2 at a local thrift store, unfinished and tacky as ever. We bought some cream-colored paint and took the time to give it a new look. Now, well, it's still pretty tacky, but I love it!


I find that it is a great place to put little gifts or pretty things that would hide in a shelf otherwise. One of my favorite things is coming up with creative ways to display things. Do you have any creative displays? I'd love to hear about them!



  1. I have this same problem...and i think it was my backpack full of nail polish you were referring to ;)

  2. My problem is finding things like this to organize myself with. I have tons of stuff... I just don't know how to display them. I'll have to go to thrift stores around my area and see if I can find something creative like this. I love it!

  3. Not just any collection, you have a swell collection. Look at al that O.P.I I spy...

    I've just moved to New York, come and see me at www.fashionandcircus.blogspot.com

    XO Alice


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