Acrylic Paint Storage

I saw this idea over at Funky Junk Interiors a while ago and finally got around to carrying it out in my craft room.  I had an old Coca-Cola crate in the basement that I’ve been wanting to do something clever with and this fits the clever criteria for me.  I cleaned it up with the hose outside and it gave it a light coat of clear polyurethane.

I grouped my acrylic paint colors by color family in the little cubbies and now I have a great acrylic craft paint storage solution.   So much better than the plastic shoe boxes that my paints used to be stored in – I love it!


  1. VERY nice solution for organizing your paints. U love when a thrifted item finally finds its purpose in your life 🙂

    I love that brand of paint, very cheap yet still vibrant, perfect for crafts and you don’t feel guilty when you use a lot of one tube!

  2. This is great, I don’t have enough paint for this but if I ever do…

  3. That looks great! What a cool crate!

  4. I love it!!! I also love your sweet thank you card!!! And thank you sooo much for the free shipping!!!! Man oh man…I love the H2!!! Cleaned my van out today and didn’t realize just how gross and grimey it was!!! Thanks Clean Mama!!!! I’m sold!

  5. So happy you’re happy with the Get Clean Starter Kit Staci! Yeah!

  6. That is fabulous and then you don’t have to shake the paint down either!


  7. I have been looking for a solution for all of my paints! Thanks for the great idea. I’m going to start hunting for a crate now!

  8. I love this idea and the colors all look so pretty together. Don’t forget to link to We’re Organized Wednesday and be entered in the giveaway. Have a great day.

  9. I agree…way better than plastic shoe boxes (that I have too 🙁 ) The search begins!

  10. Stopping by from Someday Crafts. LOVE that crate! Such a clever idea!

  11. Super cute & super organized! Sounds like a double whammy in the winner dept!! 🙂

  12. That’s very smart! I have huge stacks of felt sheets that I need for my kid’s crafting job, and that’s the one thing I still haven’t figured out the best way to store. Still brainstorming!

  13. Wow!! You have a ton of paint!! What a great idea to store it:) I’m visiting from Fun to Craft

  14. Love this idea. It looks so cute. You should link it over at my upcycled Awesome linky party at

    I am following your blog now. I love all things clean so I am so excited to read more.

  15. I loved those old crates and never thought to use one for this. Thanks for the idea!!

  16. I love it. What a great idea!!

  17. I love those old Coca-Cola crates. It’s perfect to store your paint. I love all the pretty paint colors too. Thanks for joining We’re Organized Wednesday.

  18. Aw, I want THAT MANY craft paints. Great storage idea!!

  19. It is necessary to clean the clutter and make sure that the old and the unwanted are cleared away.From dump and stack comes the problem of dirt and dust and thus mold.

  20. Love it! And NEED it!

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