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Organize craft paint on a cabinet door

Written by: | Published: June 13, 2016 | Updated: January 19, 2018

Today’s tip is to help you organize craft paint. 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.

Craft Storage with Towel bars designed by Jen Goode
Craft Storage with Towel bars designed by Jen Goode


cabinet door paint organizer before and after


Organize craft paint on 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)
attach towel bars to cabinet door to organize craft paint


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45 thoughts on “Organize craft paint on a cabinet door”

  1. I’m going to do this on my giant pegboard, I’m using curtain rods instead of towel bars, since I have the curtain rods already. Thanks for the great idea.

      • I WILL be using your idea! I am currently remodeling (while living here) our house we purchased in Sept. I was distressing how to store my mountain of paints, oil, acrylics, water, a lot of paint! Space is very limited so this is the most awesome idea that’ll work for us. Thank you for sharing, I mean that sincerely! You are helping many..add me to your list. ?

  2. I just moved and my bedroom is super small I’m going to use this for the several paints I have. (I think I have at least a hundred.) But I’m going to alter it slightly because I have no cabinets in my room. My idea is to hang up a piece of wood on my wall and attach cabinet doors to it and then use towels rods like you did for my paints and other things.

  3. Wow that is an awesome idea! I have inherited 2 random wood towel rods in my house and didn’t want to take them down before seeing if I could make them work in my kids new schoolroom. We will be homeschooling next year and this is getting thrown in the mix, so, thanks!

  4. at last a solution to all those spice bottles (that’s what I am going to use it for). Thank you so much for sharing. A BRILLIANT idea

  5. This is by far, the BEST storage I’ve ever seen for paints! Very inspirational! It looks organized, clean, and classy. I really love it, and the price is perfect! TFS!

  6. This is a wonderful and colorful idea! I have curtain rods up on my wall to hold some of my punches but would not have thought to use them on a door like this, I love this idea! I need organization ideas right now because my craft room is a major disaster and I am trying to re-organize it! Thank you.

  7. This is positively brilliant. For a while I have pondered how easiest to organize my paint for ease of access. Your project not only does this so cleverly, as it is a great decor idea, bringing such color to a craft room. Love, love, love it. And this is my first comment on PinInterest, as I am brand new to this site and concept. Learning as I go.

  8. Seriously genius! I love those Ikea bars, they are also great for storing craft punches. Also, for anyone who might do this, you can find square dowels at HD or Lowes which would likely be easier to attach ๐Ÿ™‚


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