Plastic Tote Makeover – An Easy DIY Project

plastic tub makeover

If you follow my blog, you will know that I recently googled to see if you are able to spray paint plastic and guess what??….YOU CAN!!  WooHoo!!  I’m trying to make my office/craft closet look a little more orderly and the clear, see-through tubs were not helping.  Here’s how my closet looked before:

closet before
{Can you also see my cute little
lampshade makeover & light switch makeover?! I just ❤ LOVE ❤ them!!}

Okay – back to our project.  So all you need is something plastic.  For this project I painted not only a couple of my plastic totes (I had to test it first) but also a medicine bottle and a dip container.  Upcycling baby!!  You can also paint plastic patio furniture too.  If you buy just the primer you can then paint it whatever color you want.  I think I might do a design on these later, but for now they will be white.

tote and spray paint

Mr Awesome taped off the bottoms although I really could have painted those as well.

prepping the tub

Look at him…being all super neat and everything.

making it neat

Now it’s ready to paint!

ready to paint 

I used Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch 2X Ultra Cover Paint+Primer in white. 

Rust-oleum ultra cover paint & primer

Let the painting begin!

spray painting 

And here’s the finished product!  I think it turned out awesome and I’ve already started painting some more totes!

finished product 

Someone did ask, how will I know what is inside?  Labeling of course!  I just haven’t decided the details of that but just know it’s a future project on the horizon.

Have you tried any new projects lately?  Have you had any upcycling ideas? 

Stay awesome y’all! ~lisa


High 5 Friday!!

It’s Friday again y’all and Friday ROCKS!!

Friday rocks

Before I begin sharing about my google searches I need to let y’all know that I am {{completely}} obsessed with the Egypt Valley Avenue blog.  It’s my friend Erin’s blog and she is so stinking creative and inspires me to want to do more….I’m obsessed!  😉  Okay…now onto the awesome sauce.


I’m a big fan of SYTYCD and Jessica Richens is my favorite.  I pretty much wish I could dance like her. Want to see her audition video?  CLICK HERE!


I have a very good friend that is a film producer.  She posted on her page about the upcoming movie, The Theory of Everything, and shared this trailer: CLICK HERE


Looks interesting and I’m seriously thinking of going to see it when it comes out.  What movies have you seen lately?

me at the cosmos

At the beginning of July we visited the Cosmos Mystery Area and I was sharing with a friend about our experience.  I also wrote up a quick blog about it that you can read by CLICKING HERE.  It’s a fun place and if you are ever in South Dakota you should try to visit!  🙂 

spray paint for plastic

I have clear plastic tubs in my office closet that hold my craft supplies.  I don’t like that you can see in them as I think it makes it look messy so I googled to see if I could paint them and guess what?  YOU CAN!!  WooHoo!!  Of course my hubby was happy to help me with this and they are turning out great.  Tutorial coming soon!! 

Another thing I absolutely ❤ LOVE ❤ is cookies and of course those of that love cookies love Cookie Monster!  I found this adorable crocheted little guy online and now I just need someone to make him for me!!  Isn’t he super cute?

{{ squeeeeeeee }}  I just think he is adorbs!!! 

Well that’s it for this week’s addition…sure would like to hear what y’all are up to!

Stay awesome!! ~lisa

Cosmos Mystery Area

We were recently in South Dakota and went to check out the Cosmos Mystery Area.  We’ve visited before but we had one of our granddaughters with us so we wanted her to be able to have the fun experience as well!

Here are some pics of the fun we had.  The tour lasts about 30 minutes and they have a pretty awesome gift shop with a lot of great souvenirs. 

One thing you’ll notice is all the bent trees around the Cosmos Mystery Area. 

bent trees

He’s obviously taller than I am…


To me he looks way taller in this shot!


Another mystery….

mystery 1

The water is flowing uphill!!

water running uphill

We all stood on the wall!

nick trying

kennadie trying

me trying it

Poppy trying to raise his legs.

poppy trying

Trying to move the weight…


Another Cosmos Mystery Area mystery…

Nick is taller

same height?

Here are the deets in case you want to check it out:

Pricing –

4 and younger FREE (when accompanied by their own parent)

5-11 years: $4 (when accompanied by their own parent. Applies to families, not groups.)

Adults 12 & above: $10

Tours are approximately 30 minutes long and consist of a slow paced walking tour that is about 100 yards in total length.

Season Dates:

8/1/14 – 8/23/14 8-7pm (weather permitting)

8/24/14 – 10/31/14 9-5pm (weather permitting)

Extended hours on Labor Day weekend – Sat. 8/31 & Sun.9/1 9am – 7pm

And they are open 7 days a week!  🙂

Let me know if you go and how you liked it!  I know you will have a super fun time!! 

Stay awesome!! ~lisa