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I have a thing for storage and crafts. 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…

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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.

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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.

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!!!

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

  6. “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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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 😉

  9. 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!!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!!

  12. 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!!!

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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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  18. 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::

  19. I love your storage because, I too like to have my materials on display. It gives me motivation and ideas. And, as one of the posts said, you tied it all together with the same color and it really is so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing.

  20. I read these blogs, and have to wonder, how to get Martha Stewart and Ranger ect. To send me cool sets of paints & the newest products!!!! I get discouraged by the instructions for projects, and I don’t have near the supplies to use. Of course the blog projects are going to look fabulous ! Now I do use all that I can, I have an Art Studio and I teach classes, but I can’t show blog examples because ours will never look that amazing. Just doing a little creative venting!! That is my only artistic pet peeve, just wishing for all the right stuff!!

  21. Getting to try free products is certainly a perk of creative blogging as a career and a blessing I am very grateful for, Jackie. I still do purchase supplies and materials often and know it can add up. Thank goodness for coupons though, right? 😉

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