Source: Ikea.nlHey ladies! I was in desperate need of some more space to store my polish, preferably something stylish and practical. I was looking for something with shallow drawers because I like to lay my polishes flat, so I can look at the pretty colors and determine a palette for my art. After a looooong while of googling, visiting thrift stores and eyeballing other people's polish storage, I chose one of the Alex drawer units from Ikea (there are several models). I want to share my experiences with you, so click, click!
Oh and yes, I have a pink couch <3
Solution: Bigger drawers!
Here's the unit all ready to be put together.
I was just scared that I'd scratch the exterior while putting this unit together. The paint is easily damaged, as I noticed while putting in the screws in some places. I can't imagine taking it apart for a move or something, you'd definitely have some paint chipping here and there.
Ofcourse my glow polishes are kept in a separate drawer to minimize light exposure, and the bottom drawer has some other trinkets and stufsies.
All in all, this drawer unit is perfect for when you want your polishes laying down. I have enough room left in these three polish-only drawers and my stash sits around 150 polishes now, I think? You could easily store 500 in these drawers, if you want your polishes laying down. It's in no way bad for your polish or your bottles, but I do understand the practicality of having them stand upright. I just do things my way :-p
Also, take a fun look back at my very first storage solution, the home made nail polish case! Ofcourse, I made a tutorial for a nail polish case a few months later.