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A Cool Idea for Art Storage

Updated: Jan 8, 2023

So I suppose this is my first blog post!

In the future I'll refrain from the annoying part at the beginning of the article where I talk about myself and the yadda-yadda-yadda.

However! This is my first one so I feel like it's justified just this once.

I wanted to start writing since:

a) I love writing; and

b) I want to share little tips on art and business stuff I encounter along the way!

I'm not totally sure how this will go yet but I have some ideas and a keyboard so we'll see how it goes!


Materials Needed

I just wanted to start by saying that I by no means claim that I invented this method! It's definitely been done before. Anyway, for this project you'll need the following:

  • A hammer;

  • A stud finder;

  • Some nails;

  • A pen or pencil;

  • Measuring tape or ribbon;

  • Some paper clips (preferably colourful); and

  • Some paint to hang!


Step 1: Check for Studs and Find a Starting Spot

(Studs besides yourself, that is.)

The first thing you'll want to do is use your stud finder to check the walls for studs. This step mostly depends on what kind of studs you have. If you have wooden studs, nails will be fine, but it's up to your personal preference if you want to pierce them. If you have metal studs (like me), it's probably a good idea to avoid them.

After you've found a suitable spot to insert a nail, just mark it down with a pen or pencil.

You can also mark the edge of the stud if you're trying to avoid it (like I'm doing in this picture).

I really really hate metal studs. Drilling into them requires a special bit and some caution. But I digress.


Step 2: Hammer in Those Nails

This one's pretty straightforward. Grab a nail and be sure to watch out for your fingies! Making sure the nail is at a 90 degree angle to the wall also ensure it's the strongest and easiest to remove.

Watch your fingies!


Step 3: Clip and Hang Your Paints

Like they're Salem witches.

Now clip the flat bit at the end of your paint tube (if there is one?). I use Golden acrylic paints primarily so they all have a little flat bit on the end.

Once the clip is on, hang your paint upside down on the nail you just placed! Et voila! You have a simple and cute way to store your paint where you can see it, and it makes for a super cute decoration!


Ad Infinitum

After you've got one in, you're off to the races! Personally, I plant to hang up most of my paints.

The challenge with this though will be figuring some sort of system to be able to find them easily. So, uh, stay tuned for that one I guess?

xoxo Emma

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1 Comment

Unknown member
Aug 22, 2022

What a wonderful tip! You’re a natural blogger.

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