I am so happy when I figure out Craft Room Storage Ideas!
Craft Room Storage Ideas
I am always on a quest for the perfect solutions for craft supply storage. Craft supplies can take over FAST if you don’t have a system, and sadly, my system is flawed.
This month as one of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Team Members, our challenge was Organization Solutions. Well since the holiday’s left my craft room in the worse shape it’s ever been…..like path messy…..you know, when you only have a path. It’s 80% cleaned up, but there is still a lot of work to do.
My craft paints were outgrowing the top of a shelf (an ugly shelf I got for free from a yard sale). It was a temporary spot in the first place, but like many things, we don’t look for a solution until it’s out of control. I have so many bottles, it was getting hard to find what I needed, and they would tip over and fall ALL THE TIME! It was starting to really annoy me.
As I searched Lowe’s for ideas, I remembered people making some really clever storage ideas with PVC pipes. Aha! Now I was on to something. I found ones that didn’t even need cutting…..the official name is a coupling fitting. I would have used the 6 inch, but my location only had the 4 inch.
This was SO easy, I didn’t even have to ask my husband for help once! True.
How to Make PVC Storage
- Grab as many of the PVC Pipe Couplings you think you’ll need. These were only a few dollars each.
- After I figured out the design I wanted, I used my favorite E6000 glue. I have to warn you though……it’s smelly. I would use it in a well ventilated room.
- I glued my 3 lines together, using a foam brush as a wedge to keep them from rolling away from each other. Let dry for 24 hours.
- Glue and assemble your design.
I was going to hang it on the wall, and I may still do that, especially since it looks like I need to make another one………I have way too much paint, but for now, I love it on my table. It was also looking a little plain jane to me, so I grabbed my washi tape for a quick makeover and made life better.
I love it! Now I can see what I have and what I don’t have. It’s not falling over all the time and I just think it looks so cute!
These PVC pipes could store so many different things. My friend Beth from Home Stories A to Z created shoe storage for her adorable entry.
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As a Creative Ideas Team Member, I received a Lowe’s gift card to complete this project. All opinions are mine and all mine.
Laura Flowers says
This.Is.Genius. I searched “paint storage” on Pinterest and this was at the top of the page. PERFECT!!!!!! I’m the same way, if it’s put away I completely forget about it. I may do this TODAY! Thank you SO much for sharing!!!!!
Oh good! I’m always happy to know my small amount of SEO knowledge is working!
Raquel | Organized Island says
This is the one of the best ideas I have seen for paint storage. I love that you can see the colors of the paint so easily! Going to definitely try this. Bravo!!!
Thank you! Yes, I am visual, so I need to see it. If it’s put away, it no longer exist.
Margaret Byers says
this is a wonderful idea and gave me another one to do with these.. with my black chalk painted frig and freezer, use these for the colored chalk! Thanks
Linda Pemberton says
Great idea!! I love it!
Linda from Arizona says
I’m going to do that to store my vinyl.
I could see these working on a workbench desktop or as a stand alone shelf on
the wall to free up countertop space.
Since you are getting the PVC from the plumbing department of the home store,
why not use the same cement they have for plumbing? It’s is made for PVC and
it sets up in a few minutes.
Also, a 10ft 4″ diameter schedule 40 pipe is listed at $20.00 You can get 30 4″ long sections
(with the added cost of time and being able to saw a pipe with square ends.)
If you buy pvc in pipe, it also has the specifications marked on the outside which
would have to be painted over or covered to give it a more finished look.
Using the precut couplings is less effort, but at $1.84 each for the same
amount of cash, you get 10 to 11 units, 1/3rd the amount of the equivalent cost in pipe.
Hey Rocky, My husband actually suggested the same glue. It may have been quicker, but I was fine using what I had on hand…..I’m stubborn like that. I looked at the longer pipe, but I wanted clean edges and really……I didn’t want to mess with the cutting.
Katie @ Upcycled Treasures says
I absolutely LOVE this idea! I actually included it in a PVC pipes organizing post over the weekend 🙂 Thank you for the inspiration!
~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures
Thank you Katie and yes, I saw that ping come across my inbox! Thank you for sharing!
creole wisdom says
Kim, this is so smart. I swear that PVC pipe is one of those super useful things that people use in many different parts of their lives. I use a longer pipe to warm up at CrossFit 😉
I could really use some of these for my daughters room, her room is over flowing with cart stuff.
Go for it! So easy!
carie w-f says
Hoping we can change our shoe storage, excellent link! Now to sift through craft supplies so it isn’t a boring storage:)
Melanie P says
I love this!! I have the same problem, so this is perfect! Thanks! I can’t wait to give it a try
I also have used inexpensive (garage sale) wooden cd holders. The look like little crates. Lay them on their side and the bottles fit in perfectly I have 4 of them on a shelf above my work station!
Donna, That’s a GREAT idea!
I love this! I have mine upside down in a big cookie tin. This is much more visual and cute too.
Cookie tins work great! Mmmm cookies.
Great idea. I’m thinking the 6 inch PVC pipes might have made it more difficult to pull out the paint bottles due to the depth…with the 4″ ones, you can just grab what you need.
Hmmmm, I never thought of that. I think the depth would have been the same, but the diameter would have been bigger.
Karen Marie Kedzuch says
Great idea to create a tidy, easy to view storage solution.
Julie S. says
That’s awesome! At first I thought you had 1,000 copic markers, but one I see! The bottoms of the little paint bottles! They look so much nicer that way!