Craft Paint Storage

I have a thing for storage.   The minute I was sent a big box full of Martha Stewart’s new paint line I immediately thought “Where am I going to store this?”   I decided to add to my craft paint storage with a little shelf that probably once stored nic-nacs.   So after I did a few projects with the paint I immediately ran out to Goodwill to find a little shelf to revamp.

Goodwill is the place to go to find small random wood shelfy things.   I have found most of my spices racks and wood shelves to hold my acrylic craft paints at Goodwill.   This little guy I found for $3 at my local GW.

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I lightly sanded it to give it some tooth, spray primed it and then painted it with Green Apple from Rustoleum to match the rest of my shelves.   Then I hung it in place.

Then I rearranged all of my paints to accommodate the Martha line…

craft paint storage

and all is right in my organized world.   But like anyone else, I struggle to maintain this organization.   So I must post about it so I can remember what it is supposed to look like on days when crafting overtakes organization. Can I get an amen?

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What I love about this system is that it is easy to see what color you want when they are all on display for me.

craft paint storage (4)

How does you store craft paints? Mod Podge? Glue? Ribbon? Pins and Buttons?   I am always curious if there is a better system out there.

  • Leanne

    I love your paint storage. It looks so prety with all the different shelves. I love the color you chose to paint it too.

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now

    I love how your shelves are all different, but pulled together with the same shade of green. Looks so nice! My stuff is currently all in boxes (blush), but I’m hoping we can pull the guest room together and add some storage/craft space in there!

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  • Vanessa

    I love your shelves. I love the colors on your walls and the shelves as well. Super cute!

  • Heidi@thecraftmonkey

    I LOVE your craft storage, it’s functional and pretty! I really need some work on my craft storage/organization!

  • Heather

    That’s awesome. I’m totally jealous of the organization skillz/

    • Beckie

      Thanks Heather. There is no other way I could do it. My craft supplies could literally take over my life.

  • KJ@letsgoflyakite

    I also use a spice rack to store my paint, but I definitely need multiple racks as a single one it is not enough room.

    I love how you have painted all of your racks the same colour. It looks beautiful.

  • Katie B

    You are so talented with a can of spray paint.

    • Beckie

      {giggle} Thank you!

  • Barbie

    Love it! Next time I am at the thrift store I will be getting some of those old wall organizers they always have! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Rust-Oleum Scott

    Wow, your storage area looks amazing. What a great idea! Terrific job and thank you so much for using Rust-Oleum to complete your project.

  • MeLeah

    You are such a tease! I want to see the rest of your craftroom!!! Please, please?!?! How inspiring!! I just love your blog so much!!!

  • MeLeah

    Okay, I found it a post from 2008. :o) So you are not as much of a tease as I thought! :o)

  • Kimmy Davis

    “Can I get an amen?” AMEN!! Glad I’m not the only one who takes pictures to remember where stuff goes, or why it USED to look so pretty and now does not. Great ideas for paint storage, I too like to see what all I have, it inspires me.

  • Brittany

    How inspiring! I would be worried that my kids would be inspired too, though, and climb up there to get down the paints and pour them all over the carpet. Do you have problems with little curious fingers?

    • Beckie

      No they know that mom’s art studio is off limits, they are no allowed in there without permission. too many deadly things in there ;-)

  • tillie

    wow – look at that crafty goodness!!!!!!

  • Mindy

    OH MY! That is a lot of paint!

  • Tanya Anurag

    Why why why on earth did you share that picture here!! I SOOOO wanna break into you house and steal those bottles of paint along with the rack!! Ahhhh… I am so JEALOUS!!

  • Shelley Menhennet

    I love the way you have tied the different shelves together with the paint colour. You will be able to go on adding different little shelves until your wall is full, if you like! Very clever!

  • Veronica

    I love it!! Love the color and how it all looks. Hope you don’t mind if I’ll share it with my readers :)

  • Katie Burke

    DYING to know more about your work surface with the self-healing mat! Are there pics of it somewhere I am not finding on your blog?

    • Beckie

      I got the self healing mat (huge one) at Joann Fabrics. The riser with the little drawers is from

  • Angie

    OMG!! I love this! If only i had seen it yesterday! I went to city wide garage sales today..and i kept picking up these little shelves and thinking that there has to be something that i need these for! Well…Monday morning..I will be hitting the thrift stores. Thank you for sharing your awesomeness with us!!

  • Micki

    It’s perfect! I am absolutely going to do this for my craft room. I love the green you’ve chosen too. So cheery!

  • Peaches

    This is a great idea! I always see those shelf things at the thrift store but have too much stuff to use just one –painted up and hung in a cluster, they look great. Good thinkin!!!

  • Teresa

    Wow…. All I can say is you are my inspiration! Such ability to see the end result, such creativity, and SUCH organization! Maybe one day :). Thanks for the ideas and motivation!

  • Jen

    Thank you very much to share your ideas! I’ve been looking over the internet for some inspirational ideas and never found anything. You are so creative, congrats…i wish I can see some drawing tables ideas from you.

  • cindy bannister

    I’m an unorganized organizer meanig love organization but never quite finish organizing stuff. Lol. Always looking for a way to inspire me to organize and love you system for your paints and things.

  • Ashlee

    Love this! The colors, everything! All my paints, glues and small things are in various, categorized, rubbermaid type drawers and plastic storage containers in major need of reorganizing/rethinking. My craft room is still very much under construction as well.

    I would love to know more about the cutting mat with drawers that you have on your table!

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  • Kathie Turner Jones

    Love this look! How cool to have a craft or project room where you can have “stations” for various types of crafts, and have storage set up like this in each area.
    ::thumbs up::

    • Beckie

      For sure! The less set-up and clean-up I have to do the better!

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