After getting several questions and suggestions from readers, I decided to do a little experimentation with my Hanging Paint Storage system. Readers suggested that it might work for other small items that are better displayed than left shoved in a box.
Would the hanging system hold nail polish, glitter, or thread? After trying them all out, I found the answers to be: yes, yes, and mostly yes!
The nail polish fit into the storage system perfectly, as is. Plus, there is the added benefit of being able to see all your colors at once!
I tried two different-sized tubes of glitter in the storage racks, and both fit well. If you were to use this smaller size tube (standard Martha Glitter size), then I would consider reducing the distance between the two wire racks to 3/4 of an inch to make them the most secure. But the principle is still the same.
Finally, I tried several varieties of thread. Most fit very well in the racks, but I would probably reduce the distance between the racks and the wall. This would mean cutting off parts of the PVC caps on the back, but the racks should still hold well. I did find that there were some spools of thread that were either A) too short and fell between the two wire racks or B) had too large of a diameter to fit into the openings. You could probably store some, but not all, of your thread collection.
A big thanks to all my readers for their clever suggestions! I have updated the original tutorial to reflect the new uses of the racks. Do you have any other great ideas for this storage system?