Storing Paint Brushes in my craft room can be tricky. I’ve tried several different storage solutions for my small craft brushes, but this is the best one yet.
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- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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Craft Paint Brush Storage Rack
I’ve had this bulletin board in my craft stash for a while. I bought it last year at my local Goodwill. I orginally thought I would paint it and use it as a note board for my craft room, but after thinking about it, I decided I didn’t really that. So, what to with it?
The first step was to paint it. The color splash look doesn’t go with anything in my home. To avoid getting paint on the elastic, I pulled them to the side of the board. Taking them off and reattaching them was an option, but it would have been way too time consuming for me.
I used DecoArt Chalk Paint (affiliate) in a medium gray color called Primitive. This covered the bright colors of the board pretty well after just one coat.
I added a second coat to make sure that the look was smooth. I have to admit that a little bit of gray paint found its way onto the black elastic pieces. The easy fix for that was use a paint brush with very small bristles and black paint to touch up the gray spots. It was still less time consuming that removing them would have been!
I used DecoArt Clear Varnish (affiliate) to protect the paint. I gave it two coats since I’ll be sliding the brushes in and out frequently.
Since there was a lot of blank space at the top, I used my Cricut Air Explore 2 (affiliate) to cut the words Paint Brushes. I used the same font as I used for bins when I was organizing my craft supply storage closet. I measured the space and resized the font to fit it.
Before adding the vinyl words, I checked to make sure that the brushes I wanted to store in this would fit well.
One of the reasons I think this is the best solution I’ve come up with for storing craft paint brushes is because they are easy to access now.
I mounted this on the wall above my craft desk so that I can reach them while sitting and crafting at the desk. I can easily see the assortment of sizes I have and quickly pick the brush I want to use.
Supply List for Repurposed Craft Paint Brush Storage
- Thrift Store Find Bulletin Board with Elastic
- Chalk Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Protective Varnish
- Cricut Air Explore 2
- Weeding Tools for Vinyl
- Measuring Tape
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Storing Craft Paint Brushes
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