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Space Saving Hack for Painting

When it comes to finding space at home to paint, it can be really challenging. The last thing you want when it’s time to get painting is to have to root around trying to find all your materials, it’s enough to put anyone off before they even get started. There are lots of ideas for artist storage and if you want to dig a little deeper, you could go over to Pinterest where you will find lots of different ways in which you could set up small areas.

In this short video, I really wanted to share with you one hack for storing your materials and keeping everything together.

The Storage Trolly

This really is a simple and yet amazing invention. You can store most of your materials within the three tiers, and because it’s on wheels, you can easily pop it away. It can even act as a small table for your palettes to sit on.

Here are a few other ideas for you:

Wall-Mounted Shelves or Pegboards

Using the walls for storage is another way in which you can free up some floor space. Ikea offers some great options for this and you can buy all the extras to keep your brushes, palettes, and even small canvases in sight and within reach. This way, everything you need is just an arm’s length away.

Portable Paint Caddy

A paint caddy or small toolbox can be another fantastic option for storing your materials. If you like to move around your home or paint outdoors, this caddy can hold your brushes, paint tubes, and water containers, allowing you to transport your setup effortlessly. They often come on wheels which is really handy. In fact some of my students use them in my classes.

Under-Table Storage

If you have a desk or table, try using the space underneath. A small set of drawers can be useful, I have a plastic set that has huge amounts of space in it that can be placed here to store various art materials. This makes use of often-overlooked space and keeps your work surface clear for painting.

Kallax Storage Unit

I have to confess I’m a bit of a storage geek and am always buying plastic boxes or handy little storage bits. My children’s paints and crafts and toys seemed to slowly be taking over the house. That brings me to the Kallax storage units. As well as looking good they serve as a great place to store things in. In addition, you can buy the cube boxes that fit inside then when you need materials you can simply take the cube out to the area you’re working in.

Over-the-Door Organisers

Over-the-door organizers aren’t just for shoes or clothing. They can be creatively used to store paint tubes, brushes, and other small art supplies, making them easily accessible yet out of the way.

By incorporating these storage solutions, you can keep your painting area organised and inviting, making the most of your available space. This way, you’re always ready to paint without the hassle of searching for your materials.

I hope you found this useful. Please leave a comment below if this helped or any ideas you have for storing your paints.

Here is a link to Amazon for some options. Try and pick one that has slightly deeper edges: Painting Trollys

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