I have now moved this nail polish wall from three different places and I am planning on taking them with me on my next move as well because I still love how they look! The picture ledges I used for the polish have held up amazingly even during my move from North Carolina to Vermont and I would recommend them to anyone! With that being said I thought now would be a good time to do a refresher post on what I used for this wall so if anyone is interested in purchasing the same ledges they can!
I ordered these from Home Depot back in 2017 but they are currently still available, I got the 35.4 in x 3.5 in size. I have attached the link here so that you can find details/order the exact shelves if you are interested. I think some of the things that really drew me to ultimately picking this shelving option over others that I saw on Ikea and Target were that they were the perfect length for the wall that I had and that they are deep enough to fit multiple essie bottles. They were also a great price and came with all of the parts included, when some of the other shelves that I found didn’t come with the screws/pieces to attach them to the wall. I’m not the handiest person so having to go out and purchase the right screws/anchors for the shelves would have been a difficult task for me. I was thankful that Home Depot included everything in the box and that there were easy instructions to follow!
Here is a photo showing that you can fit three essie polishes deep on a shelf. This was very important to me because as my essie collection continued to grow I wanted to be able to add more rows to each shelf and not have to buy any more picture ledges. For those of you wondering you can only fit two Gel Couture polishes deep per shelf, this is due to the curved bottle shape that the Gel Couture line has. You can fit 31 regular essie polishes across and 24 gel couture!
In order to space the shelves so that they were to my liking I made sure to measure 3.5 inches between each shelf. To me this was the perfect space between in order to achieve the look that I was going for and for the wall space I had. I also decided to organize the polishes by color, but I know a lot of other polish bloggers organize them by collection or by different polish brands. Since I solely use essie I decided organizing by color was the way to go, I also like the way that arranging by color looks especially since this shelving is a huge decor piece in my room and immediately draws your eye to the wall when you walk in. The fun thing about these shelves is that you can organize your personal collection however you please and can change it if you decide that you want to go in a different direction!
Purchasing these picture ledges many years back was a great decision and I still am so in love with how the polishes look displayed! If you have any questions on how I achieved this wall please feel free to reach out to me! If you decide to make a polish wall like this tag me in the photo on Instagram as I would love to see how it turned out!