Being organized and knowing what supplies you have on hand will save you time and a lot of money. I am going to show you how to organize paint supplies so that it will make your DIY and crafting life easier.
I am so happy to be included in a group of home bloggers that will be teaming up all year long to give you ideas for Do It Yourself projects that you can use in your home.
This month’s challenge is DIY Home Organization and I am sharing an organization method for storing my paints that has made my life easier.
I used to store my paint on wide shelves in our workshop and I would have to dig through them to see my paint. I knew that I was wasting money purchasing paint supplies when I already had the paint on my shelves but I could not see the paint.
I can not stand to waste money and I love to repurpose items I already own. We had a set of bunk beds and one of the frames broke but I hung on to the wood so I could use it for another project. When I was trying to figure out a way to organize all my paint, I thought that I needed the paint to be displayed so that I could see every can. I could use the boards from the broken bunk beds for some really long and narrow shelves. I had the brackets already so my husband and I installed the shelves on a wall in our garage.
I also needed a place to store brushes, painter’s tape, and more supplies so I purchased a pegboard and added hooks and baskets to the board. This pegboard project is still in the works because I think I need a few more baskets for all my small paint brushes. That’s the thing with organizing, you have to play around with it until you find a way that works for you.
When I am working on my shopping list for supplies, I can glance at all my paint at once and know exactly what I have. Also, this paint storage method is great when I am brainstorming a project because I can plan my project according to what paints I already own.
Be sure to visit all of the other blogger’s post for more great organization ideas!