Have you ever thought that there was no way you could gain any more space in your craft room to organize another thing? Use the outside of your cabinet doors to create a functional organization area for all your craft paints and mediums for less than $30.
I grabbed some towel bars from IKEA for $2 each and a handful of 1/4″ dowels. If I hadn’t taken 3 months to paint everything, I would have had new paint storage in about a day… so lets assume, you CAN create some new organizational space in a weekend, it’s pretty darn easy.
Make your own storage space using the outside of a cabinet door
- IKEA towel bars
- 1/4″ wood dowels
- Wood screws
- Electric drill
- Wood glue
- Awl (or similar sharp pointy tool)
- Hammer and nails
- White paint (optional)
- Remove cabinet door from cabinet.
- Measure and cut the wood dowels to the width of your cabinet door.
- Measure placement for the metal towel bars, these will hold the paint in place. Use the awl to create a starter hole for the drill and then screw the wood screws into place. If you plan on painting the door, don’t tighten the screws too much.
- Apply wood glue to one side of a dowel. Attach to cabinet just below the towel bar base plate (don’t quote me on that term, I’m guessing). Hold in place with a small piece of tape.
- Once glue has dried, nail the dowel in place on either end.
- Remove towel bar and paint cabinet door. Let dry overnight.
- Replace cabinet door.
I think having your paint organized and easily accessible helps to use it better. If you can see what you have when you are deciding on a project, I think you’re more apt to choose the best supplies for the job. I wish I had prettier photos to share with you, but 1. my craft space is in my basement and 2. my craft space is a disaster, so we’re lucky this area is clean enough to not completely embarrass me. Hope the photos give you enough of an idea to get inspired to get creative and organized! Note: Craft paint courtesy of DecoArt – oh how I love all these colors!