Today I put together the paint shelf I sketched up over the weekend. It turned out pretty well.
I spent quite a while contemplating how to hold it to the wall without it being a pain, and how to retain cans on it. Eventually I realized that making it an inch or two narrower didn’t cost any real storage (can’t have decimal cans) so I shrunk it down to 11 cans wide on the nose and put a flange on the sides. The sides also hold the can retaining... rod... thing.
It turned out pretty well; in my tradition it’s a bit overbuilt for the load it will carry (I was even going to put cleats in the middle of each shelf to anchor to the stud behind them, but decided not to since it’s holding cans of paint, not bricks of lead) and is held together with drywall screws.
It works. I find it strange to actually be able to see all my paint at once. I have a lot of primer for some reason, and some duplicates I didn’t know about...
Next up will be some much needed hardware organization using the shelf space I’ve freed up by moving all the cans over here instead of stacked three-deep elsewhere.