Spring Cleaning – Organize Your Studio

Winter has called it quits, and spring is finally emerging.

If you’ve decided that it’s time to do some spring cleaning, you may want to consider tackling your painting area.

Whether you have a full-blown studio, a corner of a spare bedroom or need to set up in your kitchen each time you paint, there are lots of space-saving and organizational items you may be able to incorporate into your little piece of heaven.

Multi-Bin Brush Organizer

Loew-Cornell 390 Multi-Bin Brush Organizer ASIN: B003W06JL4

With 49 holes, this organizer will hold all the brushes you need for any painting. At 5-3/4” in diameter, it holds a lot without taking up much space. It’s perfect for use with brushes, colored pencils and markers and is easily disassembled for storing.

It’s also safer to store your brushes so the bristles aren’t squashed or distorted, prolonging the life of what could be very expensive investments. You’ll also be able to find the brush you want without digging through bins or drawers.

Paint Brush Tub With Brush Holder

MyLifeUNIT Artist Brush Basin, Multifunction Paint Brush Tub With Brush Holder ASIN: B01HBL96LO

If space is at a premium, this multifunction water basin is perfect for watercolorists and acrylic painters. Just over six inches square, the container has a brush cleaning reservoir, as well as a clean water reservoir.

It also holds 12 brushes, so you have everything you need in one compact unit. The bottom surface of the brush cleaning reservoir makes clean-up a snap, and the clean water reservoir has grooved slots for soaking or resting brushes in use.

IKEA Alex Drawer On Casters

IKEA Alex Drawer On Casters EAN: 9789178919604

Regular drawers are usually far deeper than an artist needs for all one’s paints, brushes, and other painting paraphernalia. Here’s a perfect answer to all your storage needs – and it’s on casters, so it’s easy to move wherever it suits you.

The unit is relatively small, measuring 26″ tall, 19″ deep and 26″ wide. There are six drawers; 3 drawers are 2-7/8″ deep and three drawers are 3-5/8″ deep. The drawers have drawer stops so that they can be fully extended safely. As the back is finished, it can be placed anywhere.

Adjustable Folding Utility Table

Lifetime 4428 Height Adjustable Folding Utility Table ASIN: B003YJPC2A

If you’re short on space, here’s a great table that is large enough to be really useful and packs away when it’s not needed. This 48”x24” table not only has collapsible legs, but it also folds in half for storage or transport and has a handle to make carrying it a snap.

A big plus is the fact that you can adjust the height from 24” to 29” or 36”. It has powder-coated steel legs, and the top is high-density polyethylene plastic, so it’s durable and lightweight.

Art And Canvas Keeper

Dryden Art And Canvas Keeper ASIN: B007HRDHWC

If you don’t have a safe place for your completed works, this rack may be just the thing for storing your paintings. The sturdy rack can be used on a table or mounted on a wall and holds approximately 12 canvases. The dimensions are15”x19”x8.75″, so it will fit almost anywhere. The rack will accommodate paintings up to 16”x20”. This is a whole lot safer than shoving them under a bed or stashed in the back of a closet.


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