How To Make An Extraordinary Paint Storage Shelf

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I am excited about today’s post because I am newest member of the Furniture Refresh Group and I can’t wait to share my first project.  It was an ugly retail fixture that we have had for many, many years and made it over into an extraordinary paint storage shelf.

 

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Stylish Paint Storage Shelf

 

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Furniture Refresh

I am so happy to be joining this group of talented bloggers .  Each month we create a furniture refresh project and share with you, our readers.  Please be sure to check out all of the other projects as well.  There are some great makeover this month.  You won’t want to miss any of them.

 

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I really want to see what happened with that blue sofa.

Extraordinary Paint Storage Shelf

First, as usual with my posts I have list of supplies for you.  And I have included some affiliate links for your convenience.  You can ready my full disclosure here.

Metal shelving unit – This one has the off white plastic coating over the metal

Spray Paint – I used Rustoleum Aluminum.  I love it.

Brown Latax Paint – (watered down to almost a stain)

Wood for shelving- mine required 5 pieces of 1 x 6.  They were 34.5 inches long after Jeff cut them to size.

Hack Saw

The piece used to hold our dvd’s until I made our new TV stand this past spring.  We moved it into the garage and it sat there for a long time.

Since I am in the process of moving my craft room I decided it would make a great place for paint storage.  We don’t have a lot of room for large pieces so we hung it on the wall.

Here is what it used to look like.

 

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And here is the back of it.

 

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Since we wanted it to hang on the wall the first thing we had to do was cut off the metal arms that were holding the pretty, pink sides on.  Jeff used the hack saw to do this.  I thought it would take forever but it really didn’t take long at all.

 

 




 

 

After a good cleaning of cob-webs I was ready to paint.  It took 2 plus cans but it looked great when It was done.

 

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It was a nice day for spray painting and with the garage doors open it dried very quickly.  In the meantime I sanded and painted the wood pieces.

 

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When they were completely dry I lightly sanded them again then used my Daddy Van’s Wax on them for a nice finish.   Omg I love this stuff!

 

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Then we were read to hang it up.  Jeff got some “l” hooks.  Actually I am not sure what they are called but he found the studs, then drilled a hold and screwed these hooks in.  We just hung the shelf on the hooks.

 

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Then I placed my lovely collection of paints on it.  I am so in love with it and so happy that I don’t have to search in a million different places to find the paint I want.

 

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Pretty right?  I think so.

I hope you like it too.  It was actually a fun, easy and fast project and am so glad I could re-purpose this old shelf unit instead of taking it to the land fill.  That always make me happy.

So be sure to visit all of the blogs so you can see their Furniture Refresh projects too.

 

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Thanks so much so for stopping by!

Michelle

14 Comments

  1. Carolann

    Love this shelf Michelle! You did an amazing job as always. What a terrific idea!

    02 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Carolann! I am in love with my new shelf and I love that it gives me some organization with my paints that used to be all over the place.

      02 . 11 . 2016
  2. Michele

    Wow! I was wondering when I saw the before picture how you were going to dress this thing up…nice job!! So perfect for your creating space. I have got to try that wax! 😉

    02 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Hi Michele. Thanks so much. I do love the Daddy Van’s wax and I know you will too. It is the best.

      02 . 11 . 2016
  3. Michelle James

    Michelle, I love your makeover! And your craft room-I am so envious! Your paint is all pretty in mason jars! It makes it so much easier to work when everything is organized. Wish you could come organize my space!

    02 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Michelle. I love the mason jar paint. It is so pretty I hate to even use it. LOL! The shelf is very handy and now my paint is all in one place. I am so glad you like it.

      02 . 11 . 2016
  4. ARod

    Love how this turned out what a great repurpose and so useful too. Great job Michelle.

    02 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Hi Anj. Thank you. I am so happy with the end result. I have wanted to get rid of this thing for so long then this idea came to me. I am so glad I was able to repurpose it. Thanks for stopping by!

      02 . 11 . 2016
  5. Sue Purdy

    What a great furniture flip!!! I love it! It was positively genius to cut off the back part of the wire shelving so you could hang it on the wall. Fantastic and it looks beautiful too 🙂

    02 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks so much Sue. I am excited that it fit so nicely on the wall and looks good too. Now I just need to keep it organized and pretty! Thanks for stopping by.

      02 . 11 . 2016
  6. Christina in FL

    Hi Michelle, great re-use of the shelving, it looks great! 🙂 Did you put in additional supports other than those hooks?

    03 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Hi Christina. Thanks so much. We just hung it on the hooks although we made sure the hooks were screwed into the studs. It is working perfectly!

      03 . 11 . 2016
  7. Megan

    I will need to be on the lookout for something like this. I could definitely use a new paint shelf! Your update looks so clean!

    06 . 11 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Megan! I was lucky that we had it already and that we finally moved the dvd’s so I could create something great with it. I can’t believe I left it that way for so long. Thanks for stopping by!

      06 . 11 . 2016

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