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« on: September 21, 2008 06:28:56 PM »

Paint Storage

I wanted to come up with a better way to store my paints.  I have seen paint storage racks but I could never find them in a store.  So I decided to make my own.  I used several cardboard tubes from wrapping paper as well as blueprint tubes.  I tried using paper towel and toilet paper tubes but they were not sturdy enough. 

I cut the tubes into 3 inch sections with a jigsaw.  After they were cut, I taped them together in rows holding 10 for the small rolls and 7 for the larger.  Needing something to hold everything together, I used a box and cut it up to be the dimensions that would fit my tube rows.  I then constructed the box, holding everything together with white duct tape.  I then poured a crap load of glue all over the bottom of the box and started stacking the tube rows.  When I place one row on top of the next I added more glue to the parts that touched.  I let it dry for 48 hours just to be safe.  I have this sitting on a table but I do plan on making a new one that I can hang.

Fabric Storage

I have had this shoe organizer forever and I held on to it because I knew I would use it again someday!  Dont we all have stuff like this? Cheesy   So I tipped it on its side and now I have a storage bin thingy for my fabric.  I like how it keeps them stacked nice.  I need to do a better job folding the fabric so I can see it better.  I think I may also paint the organizer because the pattern bothers me.  I think I bought this at Target/Walmart/Kmart for $5 - $7. 

So I ramble let me know what you think! 

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008 06:36:32 PM »

Your paint cubby is amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008 06:57:19 PM »

I'm digging the paint cozy. Now I really have an excuse to save all the tubes from my wrapping paper this Xmas lol.

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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008 08:08:03 PM »

What fabulous ideas!!!! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008 08:21:53 PM »

The paint storage idea is BRILLIANT!!!!
I am so going to use that.

I also like the fabric storage, although it is not practical for me, the mastress of hoarding fabric (I have enough to fill two huge armoires, 2 super large bins and 3 large-ish bins. 

Perhaps it would work as an 'in progress' craft holder too?  Hmmmmm.

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008 06:40:15 AM »

Thank you everyone!

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