Using an IKEA DIGNITET curtain wire is a quick and easy way to store art supplies so they are close at hand and visible at all times. The IKEA Home Tour Squad used it in their craft room makeover to store watercolor paints!
Something like this in the front room. (Different colors) Plywood, Painters tape, and different paint colors. I can't wait to see the look on people's faces when I say, "Yeah, it's just a little something I threw together one day while bored.