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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Space Saving Storage for Paint

I've been frustrated with my bottles of craft paints--seemed like they were always getting buried on my table under papers and books.  I hated wasting time searching for the right bottle, and after some thought I made this to hang on the wall and store my bottles of craft paint.

I started with some pieces of those wire cube sets that they sell at Target and WalMart:
Two whole pieces made the front and the back, and then I used my trusty hacksaw to cut the side from one panel.

You can see in this closeup that there is a one-grid-wide strip running down the side:

I held it together with zip ties (love those things!), strung wire from the top, and hung it from two Gorilla hooks. I used the connectors that came with the set for the back, so that the whole thing would be a little bit removed from the wall.  That way, there are two squares holding each bottle.

Craft paints fit in nicely, but my one-ounce bottles of Golden fluid acrylics fit perfectly, since the shoulder of the bottle catches the front grid. 

It's been up for a couple of weeks now, and I love it.  I can see the paint color from the dabs of paint on each cap, so it's easy to find the right color, and it's vertical storage, which saves space--love it!

1 comment:

Usaha di Rumah said...

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