Storage & Organization

Paint Storage Using Paint Sticks

I really needed storage for all my small bottles of craft paint….the shoebox I had them in wasn’t really working. Having to sift thru it looking for a color.When I was working on the monogram succulent with the paint sticks, I happened to try a paint bottle in the opening and it fit nice and snug.

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This is all that  I did. I used 3 of the thicker, longer paint sticks for this project. I cut the 3 sticks the same size. I used wood glue to glue the pieces together. I waited till the next day, then used a stapler to insure the sides would stay put. I sanded them really good, just to get them smooth.

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I then added 2 coats of chalk paint in a gloss color, lightly sanding in between. I then screwed them into a stud. I ended up making two more shelves…..painted them white.

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Now I have lots of ‘free’storage…….now I have to fill it up!! This is such a easy project to do….and it’s free!!! Sometimes I surprise myself with these ideas!

 

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4 thoughts on “Paint Storage Using Paint Sticks

    1. Thank you! I really needed the storage, but why pay big bucks when you can do it for free!!! Love the paint sticks!!!

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  1. Great idea! Very ingenious. I was thinking, if you’re a renter you could attach the shelves to each other then hang it as one unit. Also, if you place the bottles in with the bottoms showing you can see what color paint it is.

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    1. Those are great ideas Sherri! I put a dab of the paint on the cap so I could see what the color is when in the shelf. Saves having to wash your finger your way!!!Thank you!!! It is amazing what you can make out of those paint sticks! And they are free!

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