paint storage tip

09 September 2014

Most of our leftover paint is in big, 5-gallon buckets which is a big pain if you just want a little for a touch-up. We’ve been cleaning out the garage, and when we brought the paint in, I poured some of each color into a mason jar.
paint in buckets

storing paint in mason jars
They are so much easier to grab for a touch-up! If you are in the middle of painting, try to remember to do this while the paint is still out -- you will love yourself a few months later when knicks and scrapes are already showing up on the walls. In our previous home, I had some of the paint in plastic containers.
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but I found they dried up much more quickly and that the paint I had in mason jars was still good, so I’m going with mason jars from here on out.
I’m sadly watching our lawn turn into a pond, we are getting LOTS of rain -- I know many of you are as well. I can’t believe Arizona! Mostly, I hope it doesn’t wash all of the grass seed away. We just hydro-seeded. Go figure.water on lawn
That’s what is going down here today ~ Happy Tuesday!


  1. Melissa Miller9/9/14, 2:31 PM

    Needed this. Thank you! Hope your seed holds on.

  2. melissa*320 sycamore9/9/14, 2:57 PM

    Thanks, Melissa!

  3. This is a great idea! Definitely going to use it in our new home.

  4. What part of Utah do you live in Melissa? I can't believe you got that much rain!!! That's crazy!


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