Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spray Paint Storage {a quick fix}

Last night the hubs and I stepped out into the "Man Room" for a bit to start organizing his workbench. (more on that later) He was joking earlier in the day that MY workshop was getting spendy.... haha! Then it occurred to me that I really have only asked him for one thing in that whole room. 



Paint storage!! We both use paint, but let's face it, I am a self proclaimed paint junkie!! I love my paint!! 

Behind the door into the workshop use to be the home for all of our packet goods in the stockpile


I was getting ready to take this all down, when it hit me!  Spray Paint could live here!!!

I probably paid $5 for this over the door shoe holder years ago, so to me this was a FREE solution, PLUS I didn't feel like I was taking up any man space.


When I started stocking my new home, I realized that I have to have a shelf for my essentials, such as Flat Black, Heirloom White, Primer, Clear coat and Chalkboard.  I just have too many of them for this to hold.  So this will be my color choice slings!


I am sure there is storage like this somewhere else out there in blogland, but for just one moment I had that total light bulb moment strike and was having pure organizational bliss once again!  

I hope this inspires you to organize your own spray paint, or heck, maybe it will inspire you to start hoarding using it!!  Either way, I am happy to share this idea!

Don't forget to check out all of the places that I like to party at each week.  We have a lot of fun!!


33 comments:

At Number 32 said...

very handy :) frugal is the way to go!!

g*rated said...

i LOVE this idea! my hubby is always teasing me that we have a spray paint store in our garage. :P and i waste so much time digging through the shelves looking for what i need. this would be perfect! we'd love for you to link this to our Sunday Best party going on right now. http://griffithsrated.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunday-best-42912.html
-marie

Laura @ cookiecrumbsandsawdust.blogspot said...

Jenn,

I love it when we can re-use what we already have. And now you can see all your paint and it's organized. What could be better?

I'm visiting from the CRAFT linky party. I would love if you stopped by my blog.

Thanks for sharing,
Laura

4 Sisters @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com said...

Great, thrifty solution!

We loved having you at Beautify It Monday this week!

-Four Sisters

Marla and Steve said...

What a great idea!! I keep one of these in my closet for jewelry and never thought about all the other uses.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a fantastic idea! My sister in law and I both need this! Megan

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Great Idea!! Now to find a place to hang it.

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Fantastic idea, maybe tack one to a wall.

Kathe said...

You are a genius! Seriously! Mr. B has been hounding me about my spray paint cans in "his" garage. This would solve the problem so easily and cheaply! I would love it if you'd stop by and share this at my link party at http://www.kathewithane.com/2012/04/youre-gonna-love-it-tuesdays-2.html

KCoake said...

Great idea! Love it when inspiration hits AND it is free!

Thrifty Miss Smith said...

Such a wonderful way to store spray paint. I use one of these for craft supplies.. and now I'll have to get one spray paint.. I'm going to run out of doors :)

Froggie said...

Love the spray paint storage idea. Anything to do with organization, I am in!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

You do have a ton - love that you can see it!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

So smart and such a fabulous spray paint collection! Thanks for sharing this great tip!

Take care,

Trish

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

This is a great idea for storing paint cans!! TFS!! Stopping by from Kathe With an E linky party and a follwoer.

Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/04/another-coat-for-holly.html

micki @ ADD housewife said...

that's an excellent solution :)

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

What an awesome idea for spray paint! So smart!!
Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I'll be featuring this tomorrow!

Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

Great idea! I could totally fill this up and probably half of another organizer with my spray paint. Right now it is taking up valuable real estate on a shelf in hubby's workshop. I'm glad I'm not the only one with such an extensive selection!

Linking up from The Crafted Sparrow.

bonniegetchell said...

This is such a great idea-- I'm totally pinning it! Found you via 504 Main link party :)

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
www.revolutionariesblog.com

Heather Alverson said...

Great idea! So much easier to see all the colors compared to sitting on a shelf.

Michelle said...

Kid you not, I asked my husband for spray paint for mother's day in 11 colors, maybe I need to add this to the gift too!

Cheryl said...

Awesome idea! This has so many applications. I am a scrapbooker and I can see myself using this for punches. Thanks so much for sharing your idea!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Excellent idea!

Melissa said...

Great storage idea! Thanks for linking up!

Sarah Hamer said...

That's a lot of spray paint--and a great storage idea! :)

Amy said...

So clever, I never would have thought of that! Thanks for linking up last week at Whimsy Wednesday.
Amy@Homehappyhome

Richella said...

This is a great idea--inspired use of something you already had! So smart. I'm afraid I'd need several shoe hangers. . . uh oh.

Thank you so much for joining Grace at Home. I really appreciate it. Bless you!

Jamie @ Sew Rockin' said...

What a great idea, thanks for sharing!

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Stopping by to let you know that I featured this post for this week's Tickled Pink! :) Stop by my blog to get a button, if you want!

Tracy said...

Perfect! New house, no pantry door, lots of spray paint ... THANK YOU!

Calvin Brock said...

I am sure there is storage like this somewhere else out there in blogland, but for just one moment I had that total light bulb moment strike and was having pure organizational bliss once again. External SATA RAID

Karen said...

BRILLIANT! My spray-paint shelf is so full that I'm cramming cans on their sides on top of the upright cans. Thank you thank you thank you! Now I can see all the colors!

Angela, blue i style said...

Do you share any of your ideas on Hometalk? I have been asked to currate a board for Hometalk with paint storage ideas, and I would love to include this genius idea! The board will then be included in Hometalks newsletter and pinned to Pinterest, etc.

In order to include it, however, you would need to post it on Hometalk asap. If you are interested, please email me the link to your Hometalk post {blueistyleblog at gmail dot com}. Thanks!

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