We’ve got a small bookshelf out in the garage that we’ve used to house our collection of paint samples and discounted mis-tints. After we made our workshop chalkboard and updated our garage wall storage with the Kobalt K-rail System, I’ve been itching to replace this out of place, overfilled bookshelf!
My first thought was to build a custom cabinet, after all, I am a handyman! But, I didn’t want this project to turn into an all weekend ordeal. So I decided that I’d go a completely different route and buy something instead. It’s hard for me to say, but I’m actually admitting that sometimes it’s better to buy than it is to build.
On a trip to Lowe’s, I ran across this Kobalt multipurpose cabinet and knew I had found the quick and easy paint storage solution I was looking for! I’ve eyed these cabinets probably a hundred different times before, so I was pretty excited when I finally put one in my cart.
As I stood there looking at the cabinet display, I came up with another idea. What if I installed a few “add-ons” to the existing cabinet? Right next to the cabinet display was a rack full of pegboard accessories. I could mount a few of them to the side of the cabinet and have a place to store paintbrushes and any other miscellaneous paint supplies!
I took the pegboard hooks and using a drill bit gauge, was able to figure out what size pilot holes I needed to drill. To give myself, a little room for play, I drilled the holes one size bigger than the actual hardware. (For those keeping track, I used a 5/32″ drill bit.)
As to not make the pilot hole marks on the metal, I put down a piece of tape to mark on instead. With the necessary marks in place, the next step was to drill holes into the side of the cabinet to allow for the installation of the pegboard hooks.
This isn’t one of our bigger, flashy projects, but it is one of the most useful and practical ones. Including the trip to pick up the cabinet and supplies, the whole project took less than an hour and a half! So this could be the perfect solution for the weekend DIY’er who has limited time, but needs a quality and functional storage solution!
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Disclosure: As a Lowe’s Creative Ideas Handyman, I was provided a gift card to cover the cost of materials for my project, but I was not told what to write. All the ideas and words found here within are honest and my own