handmade paint and craft spray shelf reack

Tutorial of the Week – Paint Organizer Rack

LouAnn Organization, Tutorials

Good morning, everyone!  I have good news, and bad news today.  The good news…I have another tutorial for you 🙂  The bad news…I don’t have another tutorial for you…yet 🙁  I know what you’re thinking…”huh?”  Let me explain…

I kinda got obsessed with doing a bit of re-organizing in my craft space this weekend, focusing primarily on my ink sprays.  You may have seen the handmade foam board shelf I made for my sprays ages ago, but I have so many more sprays sitting in a drawer that won’t fit into my shelf.  This drives me absolutely crazy!  I know…short trip, but you know I’m not alone 😉

So…what does this have to do with today’s tutorial?  Well, I decided to take a bit of a left turn this week, find a great solution for organizing my sprays that’s alot easier and quicker to build than that old foam board shelf, and share that with you for this week’s tutorial 🙂  The only problem was, this last weekend was an extended weekend with it being Easter and all, plus I had some family business to deal with that took 2 more days away from me 🙁  Don’t worry…you will not be neglected 🙂

I did come up with a solution that I quite like for my sprays…I just haven’t had enough time to organize a complete step-by-step tutorial for you that will actually make any sense yet :/  That being said, I am totally going to make up for it by putting together a downloadable pdf with all the dimensions, sketches and pictures you’ll need 🙂  Here’s a look at the rack system that I built:

handmade paint and craft spray shelf reack

I did use foam board again; however, this beauty came together quite quickly because I only needed to build a frame using the foam board 🙂  The wire rack is from a wire cube shelf that I bought on sale at my local hardware store.  Even better yet…this rack will hold Lindy’s sprays, Dylusions sprays, and even bottles of acrylic paint…it also holds up to 196 bottles!!!  My old shelf held only 80 and took much longer to build.

Lastly, I only used half of the wire panels in the shelf kit.  Sooo…if you have a friend who also needs or wants to build one of these units, you could cut your costs in half and share one wire cube shelving unit 🙂

Materials

  • wire cube shelf (from Canadian Tire, Target or Amazon)
  • 3 – 20″ x 30″ sheets of foam board
  • E6000 glue
  • Fabritac (or white) glue
  • cutting mat
  • metal ruler
  • utility knife
  • Sharpie marker (I used silver to mark the black wire shelving)
  • pencil
  • side cutters

Option #1 – Shelving Unit

For your convenience, I’ve created a FREE downloadable pattern for you to follow to build the unit shown above 🙂  You can find it right HERE!

Option #2 – Hanging Wall Unit

After building my shelf unit, I found a great alternative that can be hung on the wall:

handmade paint and craft spray shelf reack

I don’t have any wall space to take advantage of, but for those of you that do, I think this is a brilliant solution!  There is even a great step-by-step tutorial of how to build it HERE 🙂

Well, that’s it for now…I know I’ve taken this week’s tutorial in a new direction, but I hope you like this organizer solution as much as I do!  Thanks for popping by, and I’ll be back on track next week with another tutorial 🙂  Cheers!

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