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Polish Storage ~ Decorated Melmers


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Happy Friday dolls! I recently realized that I never blogged about my melmers once they were were decorated. I’ve shared a few photos of them on facebook and instagram, so these may look familiar if you follow me there.  A few months ago, I decided to purchase a second melmer because polishes were taking over my space. I tend to purge quite often to keep my stash to a minimum, but now that I review so many polishes, I needed more space. “Melmers” are available at Michaels in the scrapbooking/craft storage section. When I picked up my second one, I also decided that I needed to beautify these units.

Decorating the melmers was pretty easy! After the unit was built, I cut several pieces of scrapbook paper to size. Double sided adhesive was used to adhere the scrapbook paper to the front of each drawer. Here is the final look:

Decorated Melmers

Decorated Melmers

Decorated Melmers

Decorated Melmers

I love the way these turned out! Using scrapbook paper gives you the freedom to decorate your melmer however you desire at a very low cost. Now all of my polishes are nicely hidden in these decorative storage units and people have no clue when they visit that this is the home of a crazy polish lady. Each drawer holds around 150-175 polishes (depending on the size). At this point, none of the drawers are completely full and I still have room to grow. Melmers are typically around $40, but they go on sale quite frequently for half off. Michaels always has 40-50% off one item coupons, so that’s another way to purchase a unit for the low. How do you store your polish?

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23 Responses to “Polish Storage ~ Decorated Melmers”

  1. Lesley Metheny says:

    I have a melmer too, but it’s still plain white. I love your idea of putting scrapbook paper on to beautify it!! I’ll have to check out some scrapbook paper! :) Your combo of paper designs is really nice, did you buy those to complement the room they are in?

  2. Manisbymoore says:

    So cute!! I love the paper you used. I had my hubby put shelves on the wall of my closet and that is how I store my polish.

  3. Rhonda (nailsbeautiqued) says:

    Love the pretty patterns :)

  4. Lisa N. says:

    They look so pretty! I bought my first two but I’ve only built one of them so far. Time to do the other one since the first one is getting full, lol.

  5. Marisa (Polish Obsession) says:

    This is super pretty!!! I love the designs you used.

  6. Frei Blog says:

    Very nice!

  7. drinkcitra says:

    Wow these look awesome! Love the paper you used! So fancy hehe :D

  8. Cathy Malmat says:

    So pretty! I wonder if this would work as well with Modge Podge.

  9. MandyChameleonStampede says:

    Soooo pretty!

  10. Erin B says:

    Such a great idea! I’m going to have to do this soon.

  11. they don’t know you’re a crazy poilsh lady… until they read this post lol

  12. […] of updating. My polishes are store in melmers, the storage cubes from Michaels. Here’s the post I did last year on how I decorated them. Since that point, I’ve added a third melmer at the […]

  13. GeekyDiorGirl says:

    I love your melmers! I decorated two of mine with torn pieces from magazines and mod podge however the next two I bought decorative paper for.

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