Thursday, January 30, 2014

Acrylic Paint Storage

Hello everyone... I've missed you ever so much.  We should have a slumber party where we drink soda and braid each others hair and prank call our husbands.  I'M SO ARRANGING THAT PARTY.

Anyhoo, onto today's craft.  When you are a crafty type of gal, you collect craft supplies... the one I was swimming in most was acrylic paint.  Really, there were bottles of it EVERYWHERE.  Ridiculous, for sure.  And I searched for the perfect storage solution for those little bottles and every time I would find one, it was either discontinued, or apparently a figment of Pinterest's imagination.  So disappointing.  And what's a crafty gal to do, but make her own storage solution?


I made it with my own two hands.  And my husbands hands.

I bought some PVC pipe, big enough to fit my favorite brand of acrylic paint.  Then I measured the pipe to three inches, just long enough to hold the paint bottle itself, not the cap.


After I made little marks, I used a piece of paper to make a straight line around the pipe.


I then had the hubbers use a PVC cutter to give me a whole bunch of pipe pieces.


Look at those big, strong, manly hands.  He's all man and all mine.

Once I had enough to work with, I started gluing the pieces together.  I had a space in mind for the paint, so I was able to make my holder to the exact size I needed.


I glued them together in groups of five, and then I glued the groups together.


I painted the whole thing and then while it was drying, I used my Silhouette to cut some round stickers out of full-page address labels.  I painted the circles to put on the bottle tops.  Some acrylic paints already have the colors on the tops, so you might not have to do this part.


And then, it was done.  And I just love it.  And it was really cheap to make, too... two lengths of pipe at $3 a piece gave me enough to store my paint.


It's my own little rainbow of happiness.

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10 comments:

  1. Thanks great! I have acrylic paint bottles EVERYWHERE. What glue did you use to attach PVC?

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    1. Thanks! I used a glue called 'Loctite Clear Power Grab Instant Grab All Purpose Interior Construction Adhesive". I swear, that's the title on the bottle. It worked really well and I let all the pieces dry individually for at least a day before stacking them all up. E6000 would probably work too, but the store was out of stock of it that day.

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  2. Yours looks great! I recently did this same thing, only mind crumbled down 10 minutes after I was finished. Mine was pretty large, and I used different sizes, so the weight was very different. I used mine as the side of a craft desk we made. I recently bought pvc cement, but I haven't been able to find the time. What did you used to hold them together?

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    1. Hi there! I had another comment with the same question, so I think I'll add the info to my post. I used a glue called 'Loctite Clear Power Grab Instant Grab All Purpose Interior Construction Adhesive". I swear, that's the title on the bottle. It worked really well and I let all the pieces dry individually for at least a day before stacking them all up. E6000 would probably work too, but the store was out of stock of it that day.

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  3. WOW! This is really an amazing and attractive post about storage of paint. I appreciate your posted wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing such an interesting post.
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  4. This is fabulous! I love the look of it! I would have to make a HUGE one or multiple small ones I have so much darn paint. lol
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party. I'll be featuring this tomorrow. :)

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  5. This is an awesome idea! I had no idea there were PVC cutters like that! COOL!

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  6. What a great idea. I wonder if there is any pvc that would work for spray cans too? hmmm, have to check that out. Thanks!

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  7. I LOVE THIS! OK! I'm getting ready to do this right now. Do you happen to have the cut file saved for the circles? It would save me so much time. My email is houseonhillbrook@gmail.com Thanks girl!

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