The Mani Cave: Still workin' the basics

This past week, Mr. Workplaypolish and I started to install wainscoting around the perimeter of The Mani Cave (well, really HE started installing it and I popped in occasionally to tell him how awesome it looked). It may not seem like we got much done, but really we are light years ahead of where I thought we'd be (notice the use of the term "we"...I've officially declared this a family project). Before I show you our progress...here's a shot of The Mani Cave carnage I've got going on right now. If you know me, then you know that this mess makes my head spin around on my shoulders!


So...ta da! Below is a photo of the hubby's handiwork. We don't have the trim up yet. We're going to reinstall the six inch baseboard. For the chair rail, we bought special trim that has a lip which rests on the wainscoting. I love how the white looks against the navy!


And here is an intentionally vague shot of my polish shelving experiment. We attached the secret contraption to the wall in a place that will be covered up later anyway. I piled on the guinea pigs (Butter LONDONs...sorry guys) and we've been slamming doors and jumping and using the nail gun (not all at once, of course) to see if the polish falls off the shelf. So far, so good. But more on that in a later post.


I've also started looking at accessories. I love this signage. I think I'm going to order a canvas print of it with navy letters instead of black. And of course I'll find a place for my shadow box containing my mother's vintage Zoya polish. If you don't know the story about the polish...you can read about the mystery here and about the Zoya Fairies solving the mystery here.

So in the coming week, I hope to complete the wainscoting task (fill in nail holes, sand, paint). There are not enough hours in the day!!

If you have any killer ideas that you'd love to see in The Mani Cave of your dreams...let's hear em'! (side note: I resisted buying The Mani Cave it's own small pink feathered Christmas tree.)

18 comments:

  1. love the room! Mr WPP has done an awesome job! (You down with WPP? Yeah, you know me.) :)

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  2. Love it! We can have Weird Al record a parody. It can be my blog theme song (do blogs have theme songs?)

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  3. This is looking great! We don't have a mani cave, but we have A LOT of projects around the house. I'm inspired. About the tree . . . you could probably make one inexpensively with Styrofoam, a glue gun, and a feather boa. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  4. [...] bought a…” topic. Great ideas! work/play/polish – this woman is working on a ‘Mani Cave’ (so jeal), displays full polish collections and is one of my blogging besties. enchanted seashells [...]

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  5. I think you've made leaps and bounds of progress (well, Mr. Workplaypolish). I hope you enjoyed Cheeto eating while you project managed and why in the world would you pass on a pink feathered Christmas tree?! :)

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  6. J.E.A.L.O.U.S. Looks gorgeous!

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  7. Yay you're getting there! It looks awesome!

    PS:
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  8. I'm really excited to see the finished mani cave, and I'm super jealous that you even have one in the first place. :P I love that sign, too!

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  9. This is so cool! I am in the process of buying a house and I have the polish room all picked out! My boyfriend has built me 2 giant racks and I have already ran out of room so I asked for 2 more. It's so much fun to have a room dedicated to things we love completely.

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  10. You've inspired me. I'm on a mission. Check out The Mani Cave update next week and there might be a homemade feather tree..or two!

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  11. Project Managed...that's precisely what I was doing! Cheetos were great, BTW. Although I probably wouldn't recommend a half a family sized bag in one sitting.

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  12. Thanks, girlie. I can't wait for it to be finished! The chaos is making me a little cray-cray. :)

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  13. Thanks, Jen. I need to hold like an open house or mani cave convention when it's finished! :)

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  14. Krystan, I admire your boyfriend's ability to recognize the importance of good polish storage! :) Mr. Workplaypolish is also a convert.

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  15. Ha! That's so cool. I'll check it out!

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  16. Go to custumizeddesigns.net and look at the back bar displays and floating wall shelves for some neat ideas for displaying your polish!

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  17. Wow. Yes...great ideas. I've been trying to find floating wall shelves that don't look bulky. I would skip the lighting. Do you have any personal experience with this company?

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