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You know I am a sucker for storage.  I think I have an addiction to storage solutions.  I love taking items that are normally used for something else and tweaking them to work for me.  I found a couple of spice racks at yard sales this summer and have already made those over for my acrylic paints.  IMG_0257IMG_0261

Then I found a random wood shelf thing-a-ma-bob.  I paid $2 (half off red week) for the random wood shelf thing-a-ma-bob at Goodwill. IMG_1307

I was so over keeping my acrylic paints and Mod Podge in drawers.  I wanted them displayed so I could easily access the color or finish I am looking for.  Since I use these products all the time I figured some sort of wall hanging thing would work well.  Do you like my technical terms today?

The random wood shelf thing-a-ma-bob had a clock in the middle.  I thought it was cute so I transformed it a bit to fit my studio’s decor.

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I got this Amy Butler cardstock in a stack from Joann Fabrics over a year ago I’d guess.  I used my Mod Podge to cover the old, nasty, worn clock face with something pretty.

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Using my Silhouette cutter I cut out a new vinyl letter clock face.

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And then applied it to the cardstock.

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Then I put the clock face back together (a bit of a challenge I must admit!).

IMG_1316Then I took it outside and primed and painted it.  I used Green Apple spray paint by Rustoleum.IMG_1314I gave my facebook fans this mystery picture asking them to guess what it was.

And since I love my FB fans and appreciate your comments and interaction with me I am going to pick one of you and send you a fabulous prize. Jeannette Ogilvie guessed a porthole in a cabinet door.  Good guess Jeannette…email me your address and I will send you something IC inspired.

But it was actually this clock face.   IMG_1320IMG_1319IMG_1318

I am pretty sure I am single handedly making sure Plaid never goes out of business!

IMG_1321IMG_1323 Do you think out of the box when it comes to storage? PUN TOTALLY INTENDED!  Do share…I would love to hear your storage solution ideas.

 

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  1. I am so in love with your shelves! I love shelving for storage! When it's in a drawer you forget what you have and never use it.

  2. So cool! Looks like your work space is getting really organized and inspiring. Great use of the spice racks also!

  3. I love all your storage shelves for paint. The clock looks so cool now too. Love that paper. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday until Satturday this week and would love for your to join the party. Hope to see you there.

  4. Looks great – you have ALOT of paint and mod podge…I didn't even know what mod podge was until last week – let alone that it came in so many varieties – LOL – I have never spent so much time in hobby lobby as i have recently – I am going to become crafty yet!

  5. I totally think a whozit is a closer guess for a "thing-a-ma-bob" than a porthole!! ;(
    -Stefanie
    2ndChanceCreations.etsy.com

  6. Oooh. Super awesome storage. 🙂 Unfortunately, in my tiny apartment I have to think inside the box when it comes to craft and sewing storage. For the most part, at least, things have to be stackable. Which I don't love. But it's the only way it'll work right now! Someday I would love to have everything right at my fingertips like this. Love it!

  7. Who knew there were that many types of Mod Podge?! I am pretty traditional when it comes to storage. Though I do use Crystal Light containers to store all sorts of stuff. My latest use was to store rubber bands and paper clips in my junk drawer.

  8. LOVE your shelves and using spice racks for paint storage is brilliant! I have walked past those very same things at Goodwill and it never crossed my mind they could be used like this. My favorite storage containers are the Sterlite with clear bottoms and snap on lids that have handles. I love the way they stack and I can see what's in them.

  9. Wow! What a great idea for storage! I love the different shelves all tied together with color. Ingenious!

  10. I LOVE your storage ideas, a spice rack into a paint rack…but WOW, who knew there were so many kinds of Mod Podge?! Not me, that is for sure. I gotta get out more!

  11. Those are so awesome – and now you have a hangy doo dad for ribbons! Great find. Love your stuff and your blog.

  12. LOVE! I thought I was the only one addicted to finding, painting, and storing things in "new" storage pieces. My best find, for free, an old wooden seed package display, craft paints fit perfectly on it:) Great job…I'm anxious to see more.

  13. I love all the shelves!! I've walked by and picked up and put back and picked back up and put back again (you get the idea) ugly shelves like these a million times because I didn't think I could handle open shelving (I'm a freak, what can I say!)…but I actually like this! 🙂

    And WOW….that's alot of Modge Podge. LOL

  14. luv your shelves…one idea I did for my ribbons is get a those old wood gun racks, paint it and then get dowels the same size as your ribbon holes and then put your ribbon on it. I have now 4 dowels of ribbon that I hang and can cut to length when I want it. It works perfectly

  15. Absolutely LOVE this! But I like your craft room even more! Have you posted the entire room before? I'd love to see the whole room!

  16. For the record, the title of this post is what got my attention… I have a sickness for that Green Apple in a can. Oy.

  17. That is totally what I need. I want to be able to "see" my paint color without having to pull them out of whatever I am storing them in. I haven't been able to find anything at Goodwill to turn into something like you did. Great job.

  18. I love how creative you are! The only time I am creative is when I see something on your blog and then copy it. I love it. Now I'll be on the lookout for spice racks and funky clock things.

  19. Oh my I LOVE your storage!! I am now inspired, too bad I don't have the space! But I didn't know Modge Podge made all that…going to have to check into that!

  20. Love what you did with the thing-a-ma-bob. Let's see. I wanted a new studio with lots of yarn, etc. storage, but had no real budget. So we found a wooden entertainment center on Craig's List, added another shelf to it and painted it. Then I got a bunch of the heavy duty storage boxes from the office store and spray painted them all the same color and put a plastic window in one side so that, along with the labels, I can actually *see* what's inside them.

  21. Oh my god! I just adore that last picture. When we get our new apartment, I'll show you how you inspired me ^___^

  22. You are so inspiring! I think my laundry room will soon become my craft room 🙂 I'm still looking at all your mod podge…so many kinds! My only storage idea has been using an over the door shoe organizer for my kids craft things…works great.

  23. This looks great! So glad I came across your blog today! I hope that one day when I'm out of college, I can have a place of my own with a room full of paint and modge podge too!!! 🙂

  24. THAT is awesome! I so wish I had a craft room. Only 11 more years til all my kids are 18, maybe one of them will move out by then 😉

  25. Wish I had a corner like that…and I love that color you painted the shelves (does it always look so neat – haha) Stop over to enter a giveaway!

  26. OMG, Girl! If my studio ever looked like that, I'd be afraid to mess it up! The shelves & products are 'art' themselves!

    Nope, all my paints are in an ol' roadkill dresser. They are color-coordinated, I will admit.

    Try as I might to switch completely over to artist tube acrylics, I keep using craft paint – especially for my tutorials. So the drawers work for me.

    Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint!

  27. OMG, Girl! If my studio ever looked like that, I'd be afraid to mess it up! The shelves & products are 'art' themselves!

    Nope, all my paints are in an ol' roadkill dresser. They are color-coordinated, I will admit.

    Try as I might to switch completely over to artist tube acrylics, I keep using craft paint – especially for my tutorials. So the drawers work for me.

    Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint!

  28. OMG, Girl! If my studio ever looked like that, I'd be afraid to mess it up! The shelves & products are 'art' themselves!

    Nope, all my paints are in an ol' roadkill dresser. They are color-coordinated, I will admit.

    Try as I might to switch completely over to artist tube acrylics, I keep using craft paint – especially for my tutorials. So the drawers work for me.

    Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint!

  29. OMG, Girl! If my studio ever looked like that, I'd be afraid to mess it up! The shelves & products are 'art' themselves!

    Nope, all my paints are in an ol' roadkill dresser. They are color-coordinated, I will admit.

    Try as I might to switch completely over to artist tube acrylics, I keep using craft paint – especially for my tutorials. So the drawers work for me.

    Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint!

  30. Love your little corner of the world! I have old spice racks from Goodwill hanging in my little space too. So nice to meet you!

    Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

  31. What an absolutely fabulous way to organize your paints! Sure beats the old tool box I'm stashing mine in. I'm feeling inspired to go a' thrifting! I could swear my mom used to have that very same 'Spice' shelf way back when!

  32. I just loves these and all the goodies they show. I'm featuring this at the next Craftastic Monday, so stop by & grab you're Featured On button:)

  33. Becky – How Dreamy!!Love the storage ideas! I so need to do this. I featured this on the Sunday Showcase Round Up. Thanks so much for joining in the fun! Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  34. My mom has always used a deluxe fishing tackle box for her sewing supplies. They've got basically the same kinds/sizes of compartments, and the tackle boxes are usually a lot cheaper for the size. Since I'm only starting out (and don't have much), I actually just use my old Caboodle! Oh my, remember those?!
    For kids' storage, we use Dollar Tree clear boxes for all the boys' toys and label them by category (Legos, TMNT, People, Vehicles, Dinosaurs, Erector Set, Star Trek figures). Had to splurge on a few larger ones for the ones that have a lot more items (Transformers, Constructs). They're easy to open, easy to put away, stackable, and the kids can see exactly what's inside.

  35. I never knew there were so many varieties of Mod Podge. I'm intrigued! Great color for the shelves, I love how you revamped old, worn out materials and made them look new. I'm on the mission to buy only used items for our house (well, to an extent… furniture, shelving, etc.. NOT sheets and linens, of course!). My hubby and I will be sharing an office and I need some colors that would well for both of us and this green might be the one! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  36. I love repurposing things and using them not for what they were intended for, but you really overdid it with that adorable clock…I LOVE it! Hugs, Ingrid

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