We have a one bedroom condo in San Jose del Cabo, so I had to be creative when it comes to space for painting. I set up a corner of our deck with my easels and a couple of small tables. It is perfect that I can just leave it set up and can come and work whenever the urge hits me.

This has been very helpful when working in a small space...I made this hanger for my paints, so I can grab whatever color I need without digging through a pile of paints

And best of all this is my garden technically not mine, but it is a very private location and I have been allowed to plant the bouganvillas and create my own special place.

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Comment by AmeliaS on February 11, 2013 at 5:48am

OOo I love your paint tube holder.

Comment by Joyce Findlay on February 11, 2013 at 1:53pm

It sure makes finding the right colors simpler

Comment by Ev McTaggart on February 11, 2013 at 3:10pm

Great paint tube holder, Joyce! Lovely location, too.

Comment by Lisa Favale on February 11, 2013 at 3:28pm

Another thought along the same lines is an over-the-door clear shoe organizer.  I keep similar colors together and each one holds like 4 or 5 tubes. Yours is beautiful.  I've always been envious of DIY people.  

Comment by Joyce Findlay on February 11, 2013 at 3:47pm

I thought of the shoe thing...that's what gave me this inspiration...that and scrounging through the paints each time...I use a Mexican brand here...and the tubes are all the same color...so frustrating

Comment by Joyce Findlay on February 11, 2013 at 7:31pm

Sorry Ruth it was you that I was thinking about when I posted this...then got distracted...easy to do

Comment by Joyce Findlay on February 11, 2013 at 7:32pm

They are acrylic...I haven't got the patience for oils

Comment by Joyce Findlay on February 11, 2013 at 7:33pm

I'm all about instant gratification

Comment by Joyce Findlay on February 11, 2013 at 7:39pm

We are pretty much bugless....just have to watch for a little bird poop...I have a bird bath and encourage the birds to hang out in my garden...but the other day someone  on the top floor had put out crumbs...well our patio sticks out about 3 feet further than the upper ones....so the wind blew the crumbs on my deck....wondered why my patio was so popular with my feathered friends...there are some advantages to being on the ground floor, larger deck is one of them most of the time...

Comment by Joan Elizabeth White on February 15, 2013 at 5:02am

I luv you paint tube holder, and your ideas for small space your so neat.........wish I was


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