Nail polish is so popular right now. But what about us rebels who prefer our nails to be naked in public? C’mon raise your hands and your naked nails and wave, I know you’re out there! I’d show you my naked nails but their cuticles are horribly ragged from doing so many DIYs lately. But trust me, I’m all about naked fingernails, my hands are natural no matter how popular nail polish is.
But I do love nail polish colors. Their depth, their sheen, the metallic ones especially. I’ve built a collection of pretty polishes for my toes, but for half the year they’re hidden under socks, shoes and boots. What if I want to enjoy nail polish more?
What about using nail polish for home décor? Could you? Should you?
Yes you can. Nail polish is great when you want a durable change of color for little details. I made this lamp from a vase and a lampshade, both purchased at HomeGoods. Can you see what is painted with nail polish here?
That round wood finial was red. That didn’t go with my plans. I grabbed a bottle of peacock-blue color nail polish, because it tied in with colors in the vase. Love the texture here:
The nail polish easily covered the red stained wood. Now the lamp has a shiny reflective metallic finial. I like how it contrasts with the rougher base below.
I’m going to look for more home accessories to paint with nail polish and will share more soon. What would you paint with nail polish, besides nails?