Try This: Type Tray Nail Polish Display

Use an old type tray to display nail polish!Hi, it's Mandi! I just adore seeing antique type trays re-purposed in modern home decor, though I could never think of anything I had to display in one. But every time I came across an old tray on my antiquing adventures, I pushed my brain harder to come up with a collection I surely had at home that deserved to be displayed. Then one day it hit me—nail polish, duh! What took me so long? Check out how simple it was to add an ombré effect to my nail polish display with the step-by-step photos below.

Use an old type tray to display nail polish!Supplies:
-type tray with slots to fit nail polish
-cardstock in 3 shades of the same color
-ruler
-pencil
-scissors
-double-sided tape

Use an old type tray to display nail polish!

Step One: Measure the length and width of each row. Make sure you measure each row, as they may vary in size.

Step Two: On the cardstock, draw rectangles the same size as the above measurement. Make sure to keep track of the measurements so the final display has the colors blending in the correct order. 

Use an old type tray to display nail polish!Step Three: Use double-sided tape to stick the cardstock onto the back of the display. I was able to slide my long strip of cardstock behind the wooden slots, but you may need to cut down the cardstock to fit each cubby.

Use an old type tray to display nail polish!Use an old type tray to display nail polish!You could hang this display on the wall or just rest it on the countertop like I did. This nail polish display also looks great in our powder room with my antique box jewelry display! -Mandi

Credits // Author and Photography: Mandi Johnson. Photos edited with Spring and Valentine of the Signature Collection

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