Hello there! Today’s makeover is a real trash to treasure project. I found this garage storage organizer thing at a yard sale but I didn’t plan on keeping my nails and screws in it. I knew it could be much prettier and chic.
First I took the drawers out and cleaned it all up. Then I took the blue case outside and painted it with black Rustoleum spray paint. Make sure to spray a few thin, even coats for the best results. (Discover all my favorite products and tools for doing DIY makeovers here.)
I went through my stash of scrapbook paper and picked out three sheets that coordinated. I cut out six pieces from each sheet to fill the drawer fronts.
Since the front of the drawer wouldn’t be see-through anymore, I thought it would be good to number each one. Otherwise it might be maddening to search through 18 different drawers to find what you need! I printed the numbers on off-white card stock.
After lots of cutting, I laid out the papers and numbers for each drawer.
Then I used Mod Podge and an artist’s brush to glue the paper in place.
When all the drawers were finished I slid them back in and voila! This sweet little organizer was complete.
It would be great for craft storage: buttons, thread, beads, washi tape… or maybe even jewelry or hair accessories.
I bought this owl on a trip to Anthropologie – it’s actually one half of a salt and pepper shaker set but I got it on clearance because the other owl was missing. Lucky me!
I love this paper; I’m a sucker for anything with a French or vintage theme.
Here’s a reminder of the before and after below. Feel free to Pin this project for later or share this idea with a friend.
I hope you liked this revival of one of my favorite trash to treasure makeovers!
Jen, Girl in the Garage
Next, visit my friends’ makeovers below – click the links to see the Afters!