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Repurposing an Old Spice Rack Into a Craft Paint Organizer

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I see these spice racks occasionally at thrift stores and have always thought they'd be good for organizing...something. I decided to use one to corral craft paint and brushes, but they'd be great for glitter or sewing supplies too.
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $5 Difficulty: Easy
  • a brilliant storage idea for an old spice rack, organizing, painting, repurposing upcycling
1. Sand and clean. Sometimes they get gunky from kitchen grease, after serving as a spice rack on the countertop next to the stove.
  • a brilliant storage idea for an old spice rack, organizing, painting, repurposing upcycling
2. Paint and decorate. Have fun with it!
  • a brilliant storage idea for an old spice rack, organizing, painting, repurposing upcycling
3. Attach eye hooks on side to hold brushes. Pilot holes help.
  • a brilliant storage idea for an old spice rack, organizing, painting, repurposing upcycling
4. Attach handle on top for carrying. (See blog post for easy tips!)
  • a brilliant storage idea for an old spice rack, organizing, painting, repurposing upcycling
5. I lined the openings with weatherstripping to prevent the paint bottles from slipping around.
  • a brilliant storage idea for an old spice rack, organizing, painting, repurposing upcycling
6. Load it up!
  • a brilliant storage idea for an old spice rack, organizing, painting, repurposing upcycling

To see more: http://thepalettemuse.com/spice-rack-paint-caddy/

Got a question about this project?

  • Sue Peet
    Sue Peet Battle Creek, MI

    What a great idea. This is must stronger than the paint holder I have. I'll have to keep my eye out at garage sales.

  • Linda
    Linda San Antonio, TX

    I used my spice rack for my glitter. Different color for the different jars. The holder is made of acrylic, so you can see the all the pretty glitter.

  • Victoria Larsen Stencils

    That is just so clever! Organizing paints (especially for someone like me who has tons of bottles) is never an easy thing. The craft stores are full of these and sure would make my own projects more organized. Thanks for the post!

  • Tricia Dagliano
    Tricia Dagliano Sandston, VA

    Even with the foam tape my bottles are falling out. I had such high hopes. I scored three of these at goodwill over a couple of months. The medium sized bottles fit beautifully, the smaller ones will not stay put for me. There's no way i could carry

    • Tricia Dagliano
      Tricia Dagliano Sandston, VA

      @Meredith Wouters yes 2 ounce bottle. I have some larger ones that stay ok, but you can only fit 1/2 as many.

  • Sharon Burcham

    Love this

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