I’m sharing an easy and inexpensive way to upcycle storage containers. You can hide what’s inside and give it a facelift at the same time. I’m so excited to share my plastic drawer makeover with you! These plastic containers are so easy to update and wow, what a difference it makes with just a few craft supplies. Go from ugly plastic storage drawers to modern storage solutions in a few minutes.
I have these 3 drawer storage containers several places in our home. Sometimes I like that I can see what’s in the drawer, and other times I do not.
You’ll need the following items:
- Drawer(s) you want to upcycle
- Contact paper of your choice
- Regular paper/butcher paper
- Electrical tape
- Razor blade
I pulled out the plastic bins. I used butcher paper to trace the clear plastic drawers front to make a pattern.
I measured the top down to the handle, and it was about 2 1/2″. The indent portion of the bottom half of the drawer would take more contact paper than the upper portion. I needed to cut my pattern in 1/2 to accommodate this.
I cut my pattern out.
I then traced my pattern onto the back of the contact paper and cut the contact paper.
I pulled off the backing and put both 1/2 on the front of the drawer front.
I used white electrical tape to cover the lines of the two sections.
I trimmed off the extra contact paper using a razor blade/Xacto knife.
Here it is all finished, and I love the way it turned out! It is a great way to hide what’s inside the drawer. You can use label makers if you like to say what’s on the front of each drawer. This DIY project and simple idea is so easy and has a big impact. It brings new life to this quick upgrade. With just a few items from the dollar store I created one of the easiest plastic drawer makeovers and covered the clear plastic surfaces!
Other choices to give create plastic storage bin makeovers:
- scrapbook paper with spray adhesive
- acrylic paint
- drop cloth
- gold spray paint
- washi tape
I have these 3 drawer storage containers in several places in our home. Sometimes I like that I can see what’s in the drawer, and other times I do not. I came up with an easy and inexpensive way to upcycle storage containers – hiding what’s inside and giving it a facelift at the same time.
Yes you can paint plastic storage bins, you’ll have to make sure the paint you use is okay for plastic.
I measured the drawer, then cut contact paper to fit on the front of the plastic drawers, and then placed it on the front of the drawer.
I used contact paper on my storage containers to hide what’s inside and give it a nice appearance. You could Mod Podge fabric or paper onto the front and sides as well. You can also spray paint them with a paint that is safe for plastic.
I have placed these and used these all over my home including:
- craft room
- family room
- kid’s rooms
- toy room
- for office supplies
- laundry room
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