Pretty Paint Cans Out On Display

Pretty Paint Cans Out On Display

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Sarah Rae Smith
Dec 2, 2009

Over at Young House Love there's been a basement makeover going on. They've been hard at work making the lower half of their house a space that's functional as well as easy to maintain and feels comfortable at the same time. They've done a great job, but really outdid themselves with this aesthetically pleasing paint can display.

The husband and wife blogging duo that is Young House Love has come up with a great idea when it comes to paint storage. Instead of keeping their household paint in their original containers (which if yours look anything like ours are covered in drips and splatters) they've transferred them to plain cans and added a label and colored thumbprint to easily identify not only the color, but where it was used in their home.

Although it seems silly at first to keep your paint on display, it has to go somewhere, so why not make it look great and keep it out in the open. Plus, think about your own space—how much more likely is it that you'd actually do that small touchup right away instead of leaving it for months (or years) if you didn't have to dig through the garage or dark basement corner to find the right paint color?

The only thing we might add to their already pretty perfect labeling system is the color index that's required to recreate the color, just in case you'd like a whole new gallon without tracking down "Autumn Mist" from the giant wall of paint chips when the time comes.

It's a fabulous idea in a fabulous basement, make sure you head over and check out all the hard work they've done so far and how it's all come together step by step (instead of with that magical online fairy dust where spaces go from drab to fab with one click of the camera) and piece by piece over time.

Thanks This Young House!

(Image: This Young House)

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