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


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