Art supplies are in abundance for creative people! We collect things that speak to us, we buy new supplies to try them out, and we save things because we think it may come in useful one day. Before we know it, we have a lot of art supplies all around us and no room to create. Sound familiar? I have some solutions that are quick and easy.
The more you paint, the more you learn about the many types of paint. This leads to having several tubes of paint that usually end up in a bucket or basket and are hard to sort through.
Below: I saw this idea on Pinterest (left) and decided to make my own (right)
It’s easiest to use supplies I have on hand, otherwise I tend to never get around to doing the project. We had a piece of scrap plywood in the garage, so I lightly sanded the edges so they weren’t too rough. I laid out my tubes of paint to make sure there was enough room for all of them.
Painting the wood with two coats of acrylic black paint was a breeze and I used a stencil to add some interest with fun white triangles.
Clips were added to all the tubes and then I marked where I wanted to place each nail. I hammered in each nail and it was done. The board sits on a table top easel to hold it upright. I keep it on my work table all the time so all my acrylic tubes are within reach.
The other type of paint we end up with a gazillion of are bottles. From craft paints (in various sizes) to high quality acrylics in regular and fluid consistencies (also in various sizes). I decided to go to one of my all-time favorite stores, HomeGoods. Did I hear a “mmmmmm”? I know. It’s a place that gives me so much inspiration and has great prices. I walked through, looking for a fun container for paint bottles. I found it in the kitchen section for $19.99, a three-tier wire basket stand.
The only thing that bothered me about it was that it didn’t move, so I wasn’t sure how I would get to the paint bottles on the back side. I wanted it to turn, so I found a 14″ turntable here for $15. Now the whole thing spins and it’s super easy to grab anything. I love it!
These two new items are my favorites!
If there’s other items you’d like to know how I store, please leave a comment below.
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