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Decorative Storage Bin

I have these plastic bin containers in my kids' rooms for storage. They're great, but just so ugly (not to mention cracked and broken ).

clear plastic 3 drawer storage bin

My secret sauce to quick makeover always contains one of these two ingredients: spray paint or contact paper. They both give the biggest transformations in the shortest amount of time. This decorative storage bin project uses both - yay!

a can of gold spray paint and a roll of grey peel and stick wallpaper with silver dots

For this storage I started by spray painting the frame that holds the drawers. I used Krylon COLORmaxxx in Metallic Gold. I usually have a few cans on hand because I have a lot of gold accents in my home already and I consider gold to be a neutral color.

a plastic frame for a three drawer storage bin that has been spray painted gold

While the paint was drying, I moved on to the bins. I typically use contact paper, but I upped my game a bit and used removable peel & stick wallpaper from Tempaper that I had purchased for another project. The quality is great and it's very forgiving if you make a mistake and need to start over. The pattern I used is a really pretty grey with playful metallic pearl dots called Moire Dots. I used an X-acto knife to slice around the bends so the paper would lay flat.

a clear plastic storage bin drawer covered with peel and stick wallpaper

And ....voilà! Such a dramatic difference, and couldn't have been easier!


side by side of the before and after transformation to make a three drawer storage bin decorative

I have a side table that fits the bins perfectly. The dots on the wallpaper and the dots on the curtains were a happy coincidence. Apologies on Ruby's blocking half the shot, but she thinks she's getting a treat every time I take out the camera 🐶 🤦🏻‍♀️ 😂

a dog sitting in front of a table with decorative storage bins

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