DIY Hanging Craft Paint Storage

Store your craft paints on the wall with this simple tutorial using wire shelves and PVC pipe.
DIY Hanging Paint Storage
See all your craft paints in a glance!
The hanging racks perfectly fit bottles of craft, fabric, and glass paint!
The racks are spaced away from the wall and from each other.

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  • Penny
    on Jan 11, 2016

    I just bought a shelf unit with extra shelves. I couldn't get the website to open. How is it attached to the wall?

  • Diane Brenner
    Diane Brenner
    on Mar 6, 2016

    I have tried a hundred different places to purchase a few of those grids. PLEASE, where did you get yours? One place I did find required buying a large quantity of them.

    • Leslie Campbell
      Leslie Campbell
      on Jun 23, 2016

      They look to me to be converted from wire shelving systems from store like target

    • Tiffany Rose
      Tiffany Rose
      on Jun 28, 2016

      I found some at a thrift store. . . you just have to keep looking.

    • PAM
      on Aug 1, 2016

      They look like cooling racks to me, the kind used in baking because of the finished edges.

    • Msi1170121
      on Aug 1, 2016

      They look like the racks made to hold craft paint that come on a spindle...every craft store has them. I'd thought of hanging the racks on picture hooks but that wouldn't leave any space for the bottles to go through...the pipes will leave that space.

    • Rita Wilkinson
      Rita Wilkinson
      on Aug 12, 2016

      A google search for "wire grid" and "cube" or "panel" turned up lots of affordable options for buying these. They were sold recently as cube storage units so they can sometimes be found at thrift stores and yard sales. They are also used in store displays.

    • Jess A Wilcox
      Jess A Wilcox
      on Aug 31, 2016

      Whitmor 6071-1723 Four Storage Cubes, White

    • Laurajo Hanus
      Laurajo Hanus
      on Sep 8, 2016 quick shipment

    • Sandra Ball
      Sandra Ball
      on Oct 19, 2016

      Find some of the locker shelves from walmart! They work great!

  • Laurajo Hanus
    Laurajo Hanus
    on Apr 18, 2016

    how do u put the legs on the racks?

    • Pam
      on Jul 31, 2016

      I'm only going by the photo but I think if you drilled a small hole in the pvc end cap you could easily use a screw through it. I wouldn't use pvc cement on that end though but a different type of adhesive. Let me know if you already found a solution or if this one worked. Good luck!

  • Priscilla Glez
    Priscilla Glez
    on Aug 29, 2016

    This is a brilliant idea!! I saw it on another site and a lot of people-including myself- were asking where to find the materials and instructions? THANKS!

    • August
      on Nov 10, 2016

      My best guess from looking at the photos is that the grids are from the cube shelving units she is using elsewhere in her craft room. The posts look like pvc pipe with a cap on the end. My best guess again, is that she may have used a slightly bigger piece of pvc pipe around a small pipe to use as spacers between the wall and 2 of the grid panels.

  • Elizabeth Siegle
    Elizabeth Siegle
    on Nov 10, 2016

    Here is the CORRECT link to the project: (Yes I know, not a question)

  • Beth
    on Feb 3, 2017

    Does chicken wire work?

  • Magi
    on Feb 19, 2017

    where can you purchase these wire units?

  • Magi
    on Feb 19, 2017

    Can you share with us where you can purchase the wire grid units? Thanks!

    • Alise Bradley
      Alise Bradley
      on Feb 24, 2017

      These look like the wire cube storage racks to me. I got some from Bed, Bath & Beyond. I would look at second hand stores, because they run about $25.00

    • VL
      on Apr 18, 2017 ... buy how ever many grids you want, not a whole system. They ship really fast too
    • Julie Richard Clement
      Julie Richard Clement
      on Jul 27, 2018

      What are they called? I need some!!

    • Janice
      on Aug 11, 2018

      They are Wire grids. They are made from wire and coated similar to the cubbies you find in some big box stores but these are small--not cubes.

  • Ardale
    on Feb 25, 2017

    Yes please tell us where you got your wire racks?

    • VL
      on Apr 18, 2017

      Store Supply can buy as many, or little, as you want. They also ship pretty darn fast too!!
    • Beth Guilmart
      Beth Guilmart
      on Jul 27, 2018

      Are they the mini grid 14x14?

  • Keri
    on Oct 31, 2017

    Does this have to behung at an angle? Thank you
    • Janice
      on Aug 11, 2018

      Not at all, you can hang them level to make a square if you like that better. Remember, diy-ers do things to suit their own wishes. :)

  • Dianna Nicolas
    Dianna Nicolas
    on Sep 25, 2018

    What are the corners spacers?

  • Margaret F. Locklear
    Margaret F. Locklear
    on Jan 5, 2019

    How did you make the spacers?

    on Jan 20, 2019

    Hello Any Idea where i would find a wire grid like this bu 20 " wide x 16 1/2 " deep ? Or one similar

  • Patty
    on May 17, 2019

    I also would appreciate a description of the corner holders.

  • Jo
    on Jun 20, 2019

    Great idea but need to know how and what supplies to use please

    • Sharon
      on Jul 2, 2019

      At bottom of article is link to her blog,. It says GO! I'm blue . There all is explained!

  • Debbie
    on Jun 28, 2019

    I need the answers to the other ?'s and also how did you attach it to the wall?

  • Jill
    on Aug 29, 2019

    I tried to get the specs on the hanging craft paint storage project, but I can't get to your blog - my computer times out. Can you send me the directions for the corner holders please?


    • Diane
      on Nov 3, 2019

      Need how to for paint storage wire hanger please thanks

  • Shar
    on Sep 28, 2019

    Where are the answers to the questions?

  • Tramayne Williams-Walker
    Tramayne Williams-Walker
    on Nov 18, 2019

    what are the instructions for this project

  • Mary McDonald
    Mary McDonald
    on Oct 18, 2020

    I don’t have the time to sift through someone’s blog with all the ads and navigating. Why don’t you post the instructions on Hometalk for everyone? Quick and easy reading is why I come on this site.

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