We had been stockpiling an assortment of partially-full paint cans and our supply was out of control! Do you know how much room all of those containers take up? I don’t have an exact unit of measurement, but let’s just say a great deal of our precious storage area housed those buckets. In an effort to gain more space, I decided to condense these latex paints into mason jars I already own. This storage method is also much more attractive. Bonus!
This is the process I went though:
First, I gathered up all of those half-full buckets. There were actually a few more than this photo shows, but I went ahead a got rid of them. The paint was either dried up or I couldn’t even get the cans open.
Next, I located some of our empty mason jars and started the transfer.
The pouring went fairly smoothly, but I did keep a few paper towels at arms reach for those moments when things got a little messy.
Then, I used address labels to mark each jar. This way I will know the exact name and brand of each paint color.
After that, I created my own paint samples that are a smidgen more detailed. (See photos below.)
I punched a hole through them and tied them all together with twine.
Finally, I screwed the lids on each jar. Yay! Aren’t they cute?
Oh, the room I will save with this adorable paint storage alternative. Do you have any special tricks you use to save space in your own home?