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:
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?