Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Spray Paint Station

Well, in all my computer down time, I was able to do a little organizing around here.  Can anyone relate to me when you see this picture?

IMG_6531 How about this?

IMG_6532 Well, as I was looking around for a can of white, I had had enough.  Off to Goodwill I went.  Alright, not really.  I stumbled on this (brand new in box), but I knew it had a role in my garage. I was especially pleased when I found it on Target’s website for $30.00.  I only paid $12.00.

31DB1XN8VWL__SL500_AA280_ Ummm…apparently I had more spray paint than I thought. 

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I mean really.  How many cans of black or white does one person really need?  Obnoxious…yet, somehow necessary!

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I bought these little green bins from Pottery Barn outlet a year ago.  I KNEW they’d come in handy someday!  The power of patience!  This one houses my sanding sponges.  I. swear. by.them.

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She’s so shiny.  And pretty. Oh…and functional.

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Off to do some more things!  I’ve got some blog catching up to do!

38 comments:

Nikki said...

I really need to do this.

kimert said...

That is a great shelf. I need to do SO much organizing it is not even funny. My scrapbooking closet is in dire need.

Annie said...

I have had that exact shelf for at least 8 years if not a bit longer! I love it. It started off in the bathroom for towels, but has been in a craft space, basement for laundry stuff, and is now in a weird closet in my kitchen as a little pantry shelf. Enjoy it!

Jodee Leader said...

I am drooling! I love organized areas!

Janene said...

I love spray paint! I just can't get enough...especially the black!
I tend to buy the cheaper kind...The ones for $1 a can (simply because I go through it like Kool-Aid!)
Gotta love organization!

Finding Home said...

Your the only person that I know who can take paint cans and sanding sponges and make them look pretty. My hat is tipped to you! ... if I wore a hat...

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Those bins make me happy.

Kendra said...

Ooh, Ooh! Do tell about those sanding sponges! Do you used them instead of a sander or in addition to. Where do you buy them? I'm looking at sanders right now for my gazillion furniture projects I need to do, but I'm cheap. Do you use one?

Patricia said...

Great way to organize... you have inspired me
Somehow it is so much easier to create... when everything is in it's place
That is of course until I am done creating then I just have to learn to clean up after myself LOL

3 Blessings said...

I just found your blog today and I am oh so glad I did.
Blessings,
Amy

Shelby said...

I'm happy to see that I am not the only one out there with a wreck of a garage! My husband is constantly stressed about the state of our garage. I love the spray paint organization!

Pink Stitches said...

A girl after my own heart - I love a good bit of organisation!
I have also just discovered the joys of spray painting, however my 3 cans does not stand up to your lovely array of colours and black and white of course!

dotti white said...

Nice organizational inspiration! Every once in a while I need to re-group when I get cluttered--especially when I am excited about sooooooooooo many projects! Have a great day!

Richella said...

A spray paint station! I just knew that your time-away-from-the-computer would yield some choice tidbits for us to see!

Would you come to my garage, please? Please?

The Cockrells said...

LOL, i love your spray paint station! you were cracking me up; our garage is extremely neat and tidy except for the corner where all my paints, supplies, and projects in waiting are! i think my husband might be plotting to do something about this, so i've been on a mad mission to get some projects done and clear out that space! question: do you redo large furniture pieces? if so, do you stick with the sanding sponges, or have you invested in an electric sander? thanks!

-Gayla

welovetucker said...

I need some organization help too, maybe I should take a lesson from you.lol.

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Bay said...

Love the station and everything is turned forward and in line. Good to see you spent your down time orgainizing. Seems like around here there is always some orgainizing to do. Looks lovely!

Misty said...

Awesome! You really do have alot! lol

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

So glad you posted this... now I can show hubby and say, "See, it isn't just me!"... ha ha ha
~Amy

Marilyn said...

Oh Wow! It's like a spray paint library. I want to come and check some out. ***sigh***

JHalmes said...

I have been inspired!

And you can NEVER have too much spray paint (or duct tape, or scrapbook items, or...)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice! And it doesn't take up a lot of space either! I know what you mean about the spray paint, I do it with a lot of things. When I'm in a store and I have to think, "Do I have this home? I'm not sure. Oh, I'll just pick it up, it won't go to waste". That's how I wind up with 6 of the same green craft paint!

hzgrace said...

I am with you on the paint. But I just don't have an overload of spray paint ... gallon cans galore on my basement floor. I am now on a mission to paint every room. So far I have one bathroom and the kitchen done. The leftovers will go into smaller cans and then they will fit on the next to the cans of spray paint.
Have a blessed day

Kara said...

I've got to get me one of those. I started off storing my spray paint in a bin, but I outgrew it after just a few weeks. Now I have spray paint all over the place!

sherri said...

I LOVE to see organization. It makes my heart go pitter patter! Wow, you do have a lot of spray paint!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

I've missed you and your great, cute ideas. Come back! :)

Country Dreaming said...

Super organization idea! Now I have a question for you--Do you have any green? :)

Melinda

Molly said...

That looks amazing! Great job!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Holy spray paint batman!!

That looks GREAT! Love that shelf.

And oh yes, I can totally relate to that first picture. Oh boy, can I.

Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane said...

Did you sneak into my garage to take that before picture when I wasn't looking??

Lil' Woman said...

Even the simplest of things you do I love them! :)
I need a shelf like that in our garage

Farmgirl Paints said...

Great organization. Doesn't that just make you feel great:)

Sarah said...

That is what my basement paint supply looks like! Maybe if I use it all up huh? Better get going! :)
Thanks for sharing!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh my goodness...I am so jealous..my paint is everywhere-laundry room, garage, basement...even in the guest closet..I soooo need to do this!
sandy toe

Cathy said...

They built a new Good Will and it's still not open... YOu inspire me.. if I could getoff this computer and put to work some of your ideas I'd be doin good... Great job..love reading..

Barbara said...

Totally in love with it. Especially matching up the cans by their color! Did you buy the shelf @ Target? Want that, Need that, have to have one. Show me more views of your garage. Looking pretty Divine Designish.... GREAT!

Mom ps... email olivia's bedroom pic!!!!!

Carol J. said...

Hi. Boy, am I glad you posted this. I have always thought that if I used spray paint, I was being, well, unimaginative or that I was cheating at, well, something. But I'd walk by the spray paint COLORS and my shopping cart would automatically slow down...I wanted them!

I finally bought some lilac spray paint for an Adirondack chair and some black for a project. And last night I fell asleep thinking about spray painting a cheap bookcase that one of my spawns is casting off...it's mine now! :)

Thank you for giving me "permission" to frolic with spray paint colors...because I'm lame that way, needing permission! What fun I'm going to have!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh my, how jealous am I?!! My spray paint is bustin' out of the cupboard, I need more storage too!

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