Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Finding what you are looking for

As you all know I am re-doing an Art room and in the process looking for ways to store things differently. I got a copy of Organize your Craft room from our local library and saw lots of things I wanted but couldn't find anywhere locally. That is frustrating. First I decided to buy one of these paint carousels They hold all this 2 oz acrylic paint that I have from my tole painting days. It holds 160 bottles. I found I could stick other kinds of paint in there too.

On my way to the section of the store for the paint carousel I found these bead containers.

They are exactly what I had been looking for. I had already looked all of this store and all the others in town with no success. They must have just ordered them. They come in several sizes. I bought the medium size butI think I need some larger and smaller one too. I love that you can see what is inside them. I will mount them on the wall somehow. I ended up buying all the medium size ones I think I may need to head back to the store for small ones before they are all gone. This could get dangeous.... I might see something else that would be perfect.


Lisa (oceandreamer) said...

ok, where did you find the paint carousel? I have tons of that size paints I keep in shoe box sized bins, this would be great to get them all in one location!! Sounds like you are really getting organized in your studio!!!

Kai said...

Aloha Kate.
Those are watchmakers tins. I have tuns of those in various sizes ..lol, I keep sand in mine and fossils.
I get them from:
http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=44948&cat=1,43326 but Im sure you can find them there.

and you're right, it's dangerous!!
Peace, Kai.

Kai said...

..i forgot..lol
and to mount them on the wall, I used a thin sheet of metal (you can get from Lowes etc..) and then glued Magnets to the back of mine...
Peace, Kai.

Anonymous said...

Yep Tysdragonfly uses those and she also glued magnets to the back. Her desk is metal so she has the stuck to the sides of her desk.