Confession… I have not been reading my KonMari book (post HERE) like I should.
But that’s because I haven’t caught up to her suggestions yet. Goodness… I need a year off of life to do this thing right!
And I’m obviously doing something very wrong, because I keep ending up with messes like this.
So why don’t I just clean it up?
Ohhhhh… probably because it has (ahem) no where to go…
So my other issue with my paint studio is, I needed yet again to separate the paint stuff from the office supply stuff. Right now it’s like you threw the works up into the air. and it landed wherever it may.
On a good day…
So… today I’m going to show you what I put together for the paint side.
I decided a shelf of sorts was needed. I wanted my paint off the floor, for a more eye level experience.
But I didn’t want to get too fancy.
I was too tired to cut and build with heavy wood. You know, just something super simple and lightweight to do the job.
So I took apart as well as cut down some signs I made, for a pieced together look.
2 side boards, 5 inner boards (all the same size) and a longer top.
What you’ll need:
reclaimed wood planks
miter saw (or jigsaw)
cordless drill or air nailer
stencils – optional (find the ones I used HERE)
1. Decide on the size of your shelf, by dry fitting boards.
2. Cut to size. (All inside planks and bottom plank are the same size).
3. Cut outer planks to size.
4. Use a longer board for the top for a ‘cap’ effect.
5. Screw or air nail the shelf together, measuring for shelf placement. (I used screws so I could take it apart again one day)
6. Attach to the wall through the Farmers’ Market plank.
I also later added a back brace (yardstick) so I could secure it to the wall lower as well.
Note… this is a VERY lightweight shelf, not made for heavy weight stuff, due to the thin, long planks.
After deciding I didn’t want to ‘hide’ Farmers’ Market with paint cans and such, I allowed that section to have a lower shelf, so brushes could be hung from it instead.
Find Farmers’ Market stencil HERE.
This totally works!
I didn’t plan this part, but the Bingo stencils on both sides lined up! I just spun them around to where I’d appreciate seeing those details the most.
Find the BINGO stencil HERE.
What I especially like about this shelf is that it doesn’t make the room too heavy. Allowing the woodless white wall to show through also highlights the paint colours and supplies nicely.
Note: I also allowed the bottom shelf for stacked paint containers. A shelf for each one felt a little tight and darkened them up.
And now I have another simple brainstorm for the office supply stuff on the right… with more old sign ideas of course! Stay tuned!
KonMari would be so proud…
(find the book HERE… Amazon affiliate link)