This craft paint storage idea will get you organized in no time. I use those little bottles of acrylic paint all the time and keeping them organized can be a challenge. These wooden shelves go together in no time and not only keep all my paint at my finger tips it makes a great display on the wall.

paint storage wooden shelves

Craft Paint Storage Supplies

Wire brad nails 1 1/14 X 16, flat head wood screws #10 X 4, wood filler, 2 1/2 inch wide X (desired length)  pine board, 1 1/2 inch X (desired length plus 5 inches for end pieces) pine board, hammer, saw.

wooden shelves for paint bottles supplies

How to build shelves for acrylic paint bottles

Cut the 2 1/2 inch wide piece of wood to desired length. Use the long flat head wood screws to attach the board  edgewise to the wall. Find studs in wall to securely attach to wall.

wooden shelf for paint bottles step 1

Cut two 2 1/2 inch pieces from the 1 1/2 inch wide board for the ends of the shelf. Nail the end pieces to the board that is fastened to the wall with wire brad nails.

wooden shelf for paint bottles step 2

Cut the 1 1/2 inch board  to cover the the front of the piece attached to the wall plus the end pieces. Evenly space finish nails along the front to attach.

wooden shelf for paint bottles step 3

Fill nail holes with wood filler. Once dry lightly sand. Now the shelves can be painted or stained.

craft paint storage ideas

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  1. This is brilliant! Do you know how many of these things I have in boxes? And I can’t remember what colors I have, so when I am at the store, I end up buying a nearly identical color. I think displaying them is definitely the way to go.

  2. Love this idea. I think I’ll modify it a bit for storing my spools of thread.

  3. What a simple project! I need some major help in my craft room. Thanks for the idea!

  4. Those are such cute and easy shelves. Great idea for storing. I have all my paint in one of those photo boxes right now. I might have to see if I can find some wall space to try these shelves 🙂

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