Shelves made with paint bucket

With the hope of keeping the game room in order, I made those shelf with paint buckets. It’s easy and economic to do, and it gives a place to store smalls items.

Con la esperanza de mantener la sala de juego en orden, hice estas repisas con cubetas de pintura. Es muy fácil y económico de hacer, y da un lugar para guardar los objetos pequeños.

 A small tutorial / un pequeño tutorial:

Clean and remove label of the bucket, cut the top part (using a saw or an electric saw…be careful).
Paint the outside with a paint for plastic.
Make two holes for the screw and strengthen the back with a piece of wood.
Limpiar y quitar la etiqueta de la cubeta, cortar la parte superior (con una sierra o una sierra eléctrica … ten cuidado). 
Pintar el exterior con una pintura especial para plástico. 
Hacer dos agujeros para los tornillos y fortalecer la parte de atras con un trozo de madera.

Fix in the wall with with screws and plugs.
Fijar en la pared con tornillos y taquetes.

Et voila! 



  1. November 3, 2012 / 6:54 am

    OH! OH! This is such a cool idea. Came over from Roadkill Rescue.

  2. November 5, 2012 / 1:43 pm

    Saw you featured at Roadkill Rescue, and wow, these are awesome! They look great and are a fantastic way to reuse old buckets. Love it!
    Debbie 🙂

  3. November 17, 2012 / 2:09 pm

    Filled with fantastic ideas

  4. Anonymous
    August 18, 2013 / 2:04 am

    I LOVE the little doll in the second bucket from the right. Did you make her? Do you have a link, pattern, or tutorial? Thanks!

    • August 18, 2013 / 7:50 pm

      I love it too, it's Little Red Riding Hood and when you turns it there is a grandmother/wolf's doll, awesome! But no, I didn't made it… it comes from the Lilliputiens – – This is a Belgian brand but their products are sold in several places and they also have an online shop.

    • Anonymous
      August 19, 2013 / 6:08 pm

      Thank you so much for the information on the Little Red Riding Hood. I love your bucket shelves too!

  5. Anonymous
    January 31, 2015 / 1:30 am

    I'm going to try this with coffee cans and tin cans for a variety of sizes

    • January 31, 2015 / 3:02 am

      That's a great option if you want to store small items!

  6. January 2, 2016 / 9:50 am

    Thanks so much for posting this, this is exactly what I have been wanting to do! Happy new year!

    • January 3, 2016 / 12:46 am

      Hey Thomas, I'm glad you like it. Happy New Year too!

    • January 21, 2016 / 12:54 am

      Thanks Mary! Those shelves are very fun to make!

  7. Anonymous
    January 7, 2017 / 8:03 am

    How could I attach to concrete wall in garage?

    • January 14, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Hello, walls in my house are concrete too. So I just put plastic anchors into the wall an then screw the buckets.

  8. July 9, 2017 / 2:13 am

    CooL Idea! I'm gona try it. thanks for sharing.

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