Tuesday, September 9, 2008


"A picture's worth a thousand words," but I'll add a few to explain the photo above, even though it says almost everything already.

I keep my paints in an old wicker picnic basket in the kitchen. That keeps them handy, but hides them. Unfortunately, I can't always tell what color is in a bottle, just by looking into the basket. Shadows distort the shade, and many times I've pulled out a bottle of what I thought was, say, brown, only to find it was purple, and so on. So I do what I'm sure many other people do: I put a dab of paint on the lid. Not only does it show me the color of the paint, it shows how it will look when it's dry.

That's my tiny tip for the day. I'm 100% sure that I'm not the first to think of it, and certainly I won't be the last, but on the off chance this would be helpful to someone else, there it is!


Kathy said...

I do the same thing with my paint. Mine are however in a drawer in my craft room/office...which needs to be finished!!! LOL

Cate Holst said...

Simple solution but such a timesaver. I don't think I'm that organised but I should!

AlasMyDear said...

...and it makes the basket look bright and cheery too! such a bright, happy photo :)

thanks for dropping by! 60 is SO not old...my mom is way past that and i refuse to think she's old! she's more sprightly than i these days!

Lindsay_Loves said...

I have the same paints, or very simular, and i keep them on an old turntable spice rack, that turns 360, from a garage sale , maybe that could help some :] Great blog

EyePopArt said...

Oh, I do that too! Actually I had my kids do it for me.

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