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Easy DIY Laundry Room Storage

Empty paint cans make great catch-alls for laundry sundries.

Faux Bois Buckets

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • New empty paint cans (#60689, #27318)
  • Shelf liner (#223760)
  • Graining tool (#293308)
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Bring old paint cans out of retirement -- or purchase new empty cans (#60689, #27318) -- and put them to work storing clothespins and other laundry essentials.

Step 1

To get the faux bois finish, simply apply shelf liner (#223760) around the cans.

Step 2

Faux Bois Buckets

Paint with a graining tool (#293308).