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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dollar Store Storage Container Makeover


I have an inexpensive and super easy storage idea for you today.  Storage and organizing supplies can add up quick, so when I spotted these bright plastic containers at the Dollar Store I was thrilled. I knew with a little paint and metal pulls I could turn them into cute and versatile storage containers.




A few coats of navy spray paint later and the addition of metal pulls turned these brightly colored bins into fun storage containers.
Since I already had the pulls and spray paint this makeover cost me a whopping $1.06!  I haven't quite figured out how or where I'm going to use them, but I'm thinking they would be perfect to help organize my medicine cabinet or for storing art supplies.


If you're looking for even more Dollar Store makeovers and must buys, check out this post!



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35 comments:

  1. This is SUCH a neat idea! I could totally see making these for my little guy's bed and bath!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kristi! They are the perfect size for small bathroom storage! You should totally make some :)

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  2. No way! They look twelve gazillion times better!!! I love them. So brilliant!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much for your sweet comments!

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  3. These are the perfect little storage containers! Dollar store always has the best containers that can be transformed. I love those pulls, too! Visiting from Thursday Style Link Party! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Amanda! I love the dollar store too for all their storage containers and cheap decor pieces that can be updated. The best part about it is if the project doesn't work out, it only cost $1.00!

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  4. Hi, I'm in the middle of renovating my son's room this is a great idea. Can you tell me how did you attach the pulls to the container ??? Thanks

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    1. Hi Maga! I used the screws that came with the hooks. They were tiny so I was able to use metal snips to cut the end of the screw and file it down with a metal file. If you don't want to go through the trouble, you could probably use strong glue. Hope that helps!

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  5. I never even thought about doing this when I bought similar ones for organizing our bathroom/son's closet! You're so creative!! They look great!!

    http://abugslife0612.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Bri! If you still have the containers, maybe you could give them a quick update :)

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  6. Wow! These look really great! I can't believe they're the same bins.

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    1. I know, right! It's amazing what you can do with a little paint and fun accessories.

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  7. Katie,
    Love the Dollar store. Great Project!
    Create Today,
    Karen Marie,
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

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  8. Super cute makeover! Have you had any trouble with the paint chipping off of the plastic bins?

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    1. Hi Kira! They do tend to chip if you hit them with a sharp edge, but I intend to use them to organize supplies in our medicine cabinet (cotton balls, q-tips, etc) that are soft. I would recommend lightly sanding and using a primer before you spray on your paint color. Either way, they would probably not be best for high traffic use. Four bins were only $1.00, so I'm not worried about them getting damaged :)

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  9. Where did you find those pulls? I LOVE them!! :)

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    1. Hi Carmen! I bought the pulls at Michaels. They were sold in a pack of 4 and were just a couple of dollars.

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  10. These look so great, Katie! I never would have believed that they started out as red dollar store containers! Amazing what a little spray paint can do!

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    1. Thanks Jamie! Spray paint is amazing, isn't it? I have a slight addiction :)

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  11. These look SO much better! I've got to give this a try

    Great Job

    Sarah @ EDEA Smith
    www.edea-smith.co.uk

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  12. I have tons of those little pink baskets through out all the drawers in the house. I love what you have done. How has the paint been holding up?

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  13. Yay! Congrats, this project was viewed the most at our link it or lump it party! Stop by and grab a feature button!

    http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2014/08/link-it-or-lump-it-party-53-features.html

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  14. Katie- Thanks for linking this up to Friday Favorites! This is such a great reminder of what a little spray paint can do to plastic! Please join the party this week!! laura

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    1. Not at all! I bought them at Michael's for about $4.00 for a pack of 5 or 6. You can then use a 40% off coupon to make them even cheaper!

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  16. What color of paint did you use? Thanks, Julie

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  17. Just found your blog and have been reading all your projects....You are so Creative!!!
    I love how you painted these bins!
    I see the paint you used was paint and primer....Do you happen to remember what color you used? I LOVE that color and would go perfectly in our bathroom we're renovating right now.
    Thanks for your help!

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    1. Thanks Doxie! I'm so glad you found my blog and enjoy all the projects. Unfortunately, I don't remember what color I used, sorry. I would suggest going to your local home improvement store and see if they sell Valspar paint. They may still have the navy blue that I used. Sorry I couldn't be more help.

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  18. Also wanted to ask...if you use paint that has primer in it, do you still need to prime the baskets?
    Thanks a bunch!

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    1. I didn't prime the bins, but I would suggest giving them a light sanding with fine grit sandpaper to help the paint adhere better.

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