Craft supply storage and organization is always a struggle for me in my craft room. I’ve been struggling with good storage for all my acrylic paints for several months. I don’t have a huge room to work in, so I try to take advantage of every bit of space available. In this case, that means going vertical with my acrylic paint storage. I finally found a system that works perfectly for me!
I have, to put it mildly, a lot of acrylic paint. I used to keep paints in a couple plastic shoebox containers in a cubby-type shelf, but I outgrew that system. And the “giant box on the floor” system was less than ideal also.
My Vertical Acrylic Paint Storage
I finally was able to carve out a vertical wall space when i discovered these Ribba picture ledges from Ikea (yes, I thought they were spice racks when I bought them. Oops.). Once I rotated and moved the file cabinet to the spot in the photo, the picture ledges fit perfectly in that wall space next to my desk. If you don’t have an Ikea nearby, you can also find the Ribba picture ledges on Amazon.
The shelves I chose are 24″ long, though they come in several sizes. I fit 16 bottles across each shelf, and each shelf can hold 2 rows (32 bottles/shelf). Of course, my perfectionist tendencies require me to arrange the bottles by type, then by color. There is also extra space left over for my finishes, and my essential Painter’s Pyramids are handy there too.
Hope you enjoyed this peek into my studio, and that my solution helps with a tricky storage issue in your space! Do you have an acrylic paint storage solution you are thrilled with too?
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Until next time…