Can I just comment on how pretty much anything and everything looks better in a mason jar. Or an up-cycled jar for that matter. I loved this idea on how to organize the paint with mason jars in an issue of Country Living. The magazine image was the motivation I needed to organize the cans of paint stored in our garage, cabinets and a few closets.
how to organize the paint
I started this process by rounding up all of the paint cans stored in and around the house. I kept the kitchen island paint in the pantry (for touch ups) and the high gloss trim paint in the entry gloss (for more touchups).
Some of the paint can lids’ were not secured tight enough and had completely dried (like cracked concrete).
Organizing the paint freed much needed shelf space in the garage and floor space in closets. I used large mason jars and several up-cycled jars to store the 1/2 used quarts and gallons of paint. Chalk labels from one of my favorite, thrifty sites made it easy to identify the color or room or the paint’s finish.
I had no idea that this paint storage idea would look so pretty. The jars looked so nice lined in my cabinets and shelves with pretty hues of blues, pinks and grays. And, it motivated me to stay on top of paint touch ups around the house. It’s so much easier to grab a quart size jar of paint than the gallon of paint from the garage. Such an easy idea with instant results: organized!
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