|Made from an old plastic draw cut diagonally in half |
& corrugated plastic sheet folded at about ten places
for the shelves. Then add copious amounts of
|Made from two plastic document trays hot glued together|
& a corrugated plastic support frame attached at the back.
Now for the piece de resistance!!!
Firstly, I thought of the most space efficient storage rack I could think of, one mounted on a turntable, so that all the sides of the paint rack could be used. Second, I considered the cheapest & easiest material I could find. After all, it's only gotta hold mini paint bottles!
And so, here's the components I used to make the beast;
|The most important part of the project, a plastic turntable.|
|Two plastic food containers.|
|Five plastic plates.|
|Cut the containers in half.|
|Place them alternately on top of one another|
& glue them liberally with the hot, stringy,
messy glue gun.
|My desk is now "a whole lot cleaner" :p|
I actually wanted to make this thing ages ago, but I couldn't find a cheap enough turntable. They were either made out of aluminium or beautifully turned out wooden types, all expensive....for me. I stumbled across this black plastic one in a discount shop last week. I was so stunned to find a perfect unit for my project that I think I may have scared the shop assistant with the gleeful expletive that escaped my lips. Anyway, I was happy, stuff her & her socially accepted norms.
This rack holds all of the paints I had on both racks, is the same height & takes up less of a foot print on my desk too. It's a win all round as far as I'm concerned.
I now have a whole lot more room on my desk that I can now fill with other stuff.