Thursday, February 19, 2015


Paint Brush Storage

Last week I talked about paint storage ideas. So I thought it would only be appropriate to talk about paint brush storage this week. So here are some fun ideas from around the web!

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Donna at Funky Junk Interiors has her brushed stored in vintage mason jars that are all lined up in an old drawer. How gorgeous!

Melissa at Mrs. Easton tucks her brushes away in a bamboo mat with some elastic. This would be a great way to roll up all your brushes and store them without damaging the bristles.

Pam at Tinkering Around shares how she turned a straw container into a fun paint brush storage option. It just goes to show that you can use all sorts of things for storing craft supplies. You just have to keep an eye out for things that will work and get creative!


Natalie at Natalme shares a tutorial to take some scrap wood, leather, and a mason jar to add some interesting wall storage.

Maya took some cans and used a little paint to dress them up, recycling them into cool usable storage.

Brittany at The House That Lars Built shares another version of a bamboo roll up mat, but this one has little pockets sewn on so it can be used for more that just paint brushes! Take a look at her wonderful tutorial here.

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Now this one has larger paint brushes rather than small ones, but it is a really cool idea either way. Nothing like making your tools part of the art in your space! This was shared at Apartment Therapy.

Now here is thinking outside the box! Cyndy at The Creativity Exchange uses a tool caddy from the home improvement store to stow all her brushes and painting supplies!

Rich shares a tour of his painting studio in this post and gives us a glimpse of some inventive storage. Plumbing PVC pipe that was cut at different lengths and glued to a base. Very inventive. I bet this could be dressed up into some pretty fancy storage without paying a fancy price.

Now it's my turn to share how I store my brushes... I keep them all in this adorable owl vase I picked up from Kirklands. Isn't she the cutest? 

Now I challenge you to get your brushes in order in a way that works for you!

To see the other topics in the Craft Storage Series click here.

Do you have some awesome creative craft storage ideas you would like to share? If so add your link here! The only rules:
  • It must link directly to the post, not your home page.
  • It does not have to be related to the top of this post. The linkup on this post is the same as the linkup on all the Creative Craft Storage Series posts. 
  • Link up as many different ideas as you would like.
  • Links show up in a random order.