Kids Art Supply Buckets on Hooks

Hi friends!

I am so excited to share my son’s desk on Friday!  I have been busy getting it all finished up for pictures, but I thought I would sneak in one little teaser before then.

My kids love art.  They love coloring on just about anything (including furniture).  I am always looking for fun ways to decorate and organize at the same time, which leads me to my next little project.  I found a fun way to organize his art supplies and here is how it turned out…

Art Supply Buckets

This might be the easiest and cheapest tutorial ever… Woohoo!

I found these great buckets in Target’s dollar section… Just found them this week and they had LOTS in different colors.

cheap small buckets

So cute and a buck… Love them.

They were a little bright for his room so I  knew exactly what to use…

rust-oleum gray spray paint

Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch spray paint in Granite

I gave them each a coat of spray paint and attached my hooks while they dried!

I used these cute little black hooks from Hobby Lobby.  They were half off so I got them for $1.50 a piece… Woohoo!

metal hooks

I used black drywall screws and attached them directly to the wall.  If you are worried about the weight of the bucket, you can put an anchor into the wall first.  I hung all my hooks 6″ apart.

metal wall hooks

Then I hung my new “granite” buckets…

metal buckets with hooks

That is it.  Simple, cheap but OH SO Cute!  I love how it adds just a bit of character to this space.  Plus, it’s all out of the baby’s reach.  Win win.

Here are just a few more pictures….

Kid Art storage

Supply Buckets

Metal buckets hooks

Organize supplies

I am so excited to share the bottom half of these photos with you on Friday!  I LOVE his desk.  It’s so perfect for his room, but I might just steal it for my own.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great day!

~Whitney

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  • Cami Ludlow

    Great idea. I love his room. Can you tell me the name of the blue you used on the lower half of the walls. It is perfect. Thanks

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  • Kindra

    I love these little buckets! I got mine from Target last year at Easter time…they were silver/aluminum. I use them for entertaining. A perfect sized cup to hold forks, spoons, and napkins!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      What a great idea Kindra! So fun!! ;-)

  • vicki dutcher

    I am thrilled to find these painted buckets! I SCORED 12 for $1 at a g sale — pink and blue, not for long now! :)
    Love the very “boy” room you created – job well done~

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you so much Vicki!! That is a great deal!!!

  • GlueGunsandScraps

    Keeping this in mind when I get my craft room set up! Would be perfect for little do-dads!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Yes it would! Send us some pics when you get it done! ;-)

  • Sue

    Just finishing a desk area for my grandson thank you for the GREAT idea…once again? I will be going to Target today

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Perfect Sue!!! I would love to see a picture when you get it all finished! :-)

  • thepauls4

    Saw the picture on instagram and was waiting to see your post!!! I too saw these at target in June, although I picked them up, thought oh how cute, my mind was blank on using pink and yellow bins with my boys so I put them back. Ha, now I will head back! Love all your inspiration.

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Haha… Thanks!! Glad to help!! ;-)

  • Kally

    When are you going to give us a tour? You are a rock star girl! I literally check your blog every morning. On another note, is there a particular model of Kreg Jig you recommend?

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Haha Kally… You are sweet!! Ash and I use the K4 model and LOVE it! Best investment ever!

  • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

    I have had that idea for a long time! I didn’t do it, because I didn’t want the little guy getting into it all. Now he is old enough, but I have a one year old who would destroy my house. Still gotta keep that kind of stuff up. I even bought the buckets from the dollar spot at Target way back. Great minds think a like ;). Looks super cute.

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      So fun! Yes… Great minds! Gotta love the dollar section too!

  • juanita

    Great idea, they look fab & so does the sneak peak of the desk. Oh, & I LUV the desk lamp… stunning!!!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much Juanita! Can’t wait to show you guys the whole thing! ;-)