I’m back! I’m painting! I’m blogging! I decided to come back and use my website as a resourse of things I have going on, answer questions, talk about my favorite art supplies and more! (whatever you want to see!)
The number one question I get about my art studio is how I created my Wall of Paint that holds my 2 oz paints. This blog post from May 2014 is my most visited so I thought it was best to return to blogging with answering questions about this wall with updated photos.
I house all my favorite and most used DecoArt Paints here:
I adjusted all the “shelving” which is is simply t-grid metal 4′ strip for an acoustic drop down ceiling that you see in most commercial uses. I purchased the 4′ strips at Home Depot for about $5-10/each and installed them into the studs with screws. There is a natural lip on them to keep your items secure.
Here is how that looks as used in a t-grid ceiling:
I created this wall over 15 years back and it has worked perfectly and is a great use of wall space (not to mention a fun backdrop in my videos).
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Here is a close up of the shelves. Remember to adhere them into wood studs for sturdy support and to hold the weigh of the paints:
I sure hope this helps and is a great resource for you. Now I want to know what you want to see or hear from me? We can talk about anything. I just love to write and happy to be sharing again. My favorite supplies, storage, life, liberty……you name it! Leave me a comment.
24 thoughts on “Tracy’s Wall of Paint – Paint Storage”
Tracy, I love this. Would they hold 4 oz bottles or do you have to buy wider grids💖
I would say they would be too narrow for that large of a bottle. You may want to check the local hardware store. Yay my blog is back and hopefully helpful!
Great visual Tracy. I have purchased shelves wooden wall from IKEA that work well to hold my paints as well as pictures. They are a 3” width. I don’t have nearly the selection you do but I’ll be adding to my collection of art paints soon.
I used to work for that paint company…hence all the great paints 🙂
I have over 300 paints on 4 spin racks which take up room in my table. Looking for a solution and handy way to store. Thanks
Great! I am glad you found that info helpful!
Thank you for sharing. I would love a lesson in watercolors! I have used acrylics for many years, thanks to you I love watercolors. I have learned a lot through watching you, I would like to know the “deep dive” into them! Thanks
I am so glad you enjoyed this week’s blog. I have so much more to come. I deep dive with my members of Your Artful Journey. Lots more lessons there: http://www.yourartfuljourney.com
Thanks for telling us how you did your paint wall. I may have to try it!!!!
glad you found that helpful!
What a joy to see you back Tracy👏 Plan to get involved. Your work always inspires & motives me. I count you as a special part of my life over time & am grateful!
Wow Sharon, Thank you so much! Feels so great to be back and creative with you all!
So thankful to see you back. Excited to follow & be inspired!
so much more to share!
Thanks for sharing how you created your paint shelving and the closeups of the ends. I sure like the idea of the metal which doesn’t add the extra weight of wooden shelves 👍
Yep, it worked like a charm and weighs nothing.
I am interested how the wall of paint shelves are attached? Just love them.
I used a self taping screw into the studs 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing this with us! I love it! So super special of you! Thank you thank you! 💜♥️💜
So glad that helps! Happy Painting!
Love the paint wall. Always amazed at what ideas people have. Tracy is there a trick you use when paints start to thicken in bottles. Even when never opened?
You can add water to acrylic paints as they are water based and then give them a good shaking. If they are too dry then you do have to toss. Hope that helps
Thank you Tracy…I will certainly be trying this way of storing my paint. I think I have as many as you, maybe even more…🤪.different medias…So Soft, Glass and Enamels….mostly all Americana…to bad they don’t ship to Canada..😢…well looking forward to more postings…thanks again
so glad you found this useful!