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!



  1. Andrea Mette on September 7, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Can you tell me where that lamp is from? Thank you!

  2. Cami Ludlow on September 1, 2014 at 8:09 am

    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

  3. Kindra on July 18, 2012 at 6:26 am

    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!

    • Shanty2Chic on July 18, 2012 at 6:37 am

      What a great idea Kindra! So fun!! 😉

  4. vicki dutcher on July 14, 2012 at 7:27 am

    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~

    • Shanty2Chic on July 14, 2012 at 7:55 am

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

  5. GlueGunsandScraps on July 13, 2012 at 5:02 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on July 13, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      Yes it would! Send us some pics when you get it done! 😉

  6. Sue on July 13, 2012 at 8:23 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on July 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm

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

  7. thepauls4 on July 13, 2012 at 8:12 am

    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.

    • Shanty2Chic on July 13, 2012 at 8:15 am

      Haha… Thanks!! Glad to help!! 😉

  8. Kally on July 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    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?

    • Shanty2Chic on July 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm

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

  9. Megan Bray on July 12, 2012 at 8:03 am

    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.

    • Shanty2Chic on July 12, 2012 at 8:50 am

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

  10. juanita on July 12, 2012 at 6:59 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on July 12, 2012 at 8:49 am

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

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