Keurig Cup Carousel Repurposed. Art Supplies Storage.

Cassie Kent
by Cassie Kent
I found this Keurig Carousel at the thrift for a few bucks and knew I could figure out how to use it for something else. I desperately needed a way to keep all my acrylic paint organized and yet have them displayed so I could still see the colors easy enough. After a few adaptations this Keurig carousel was perfect!
Step 1: Spray paint Keurig Caruosel. I went with a Rustoleum metallic gold
Step 2: The acrylic paint did not work “as is” unfortunately I had to make the middle size “thicker” in order for the acrylic pain containers to actually stay. So I troublshooted several different ways to make this work and this was my solution. I found a thick piece of paper, almost like a cardboard texture, and fed it through, circled it around the middle pole until it was the thickness I needed to fill the gap in order for the acrylic pain containers to stay.
Step 3: Tape the paper after you found the desired width needed
Step 4: To insure the paper around the middle pole stayed in place I simply, stuffed it with paper towels, so it would not move around and stayed firm.

Step 5: Make a nice circle for the top of the carousel, so it looks prettier. I just used leftover paper, cut the circle width I need, and cut a small slit to slide it on. I did not tape mine, but you could if you wanted to.
Boom. Done. Organized.Happy Repurposing!
Cassie Kent
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  • Barb in Texas Barb in Texas on Jul 10, 2018

    Very cool, I wonder if a paper towel tube would work for the center column?

  • Robin Robin on Jul 20, 2019

    Did the desk have a smell inside? Sometimes old furniture will have it I don’t know how to get it out.

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  • Cassie Shires Barnett Cassie Shires Barnett on Feb 18, 2018
    I've had one of these staring at me sitting right beside my paints forever!! I could never figure out how to keep them from slipping down! Thanks for the pointer, my paints and brushes are now happily in their new home!

  • Bmorris416 Bmorris416 on Nov 01, 2020

    We made this out of ours.