Sunday, July 28, 2013

Quick-n-Easy Storage Bin Makeover

It's that time of year when we all start reliving that nightmare.... you know.... the end of July is drawing near & you decide to take a lil peek at your classroom.....OMIword! I really want to just run away from that scary sight! Do you ever try to convince yourself that its not gonna be so bad??? I do! "I was such a better packer-upper this year so I'll have the room put back together in no time at all!" {Ha! Ha!} It just doesn't happen! I've decided this year that I'm getting rid of lots of stuff. My motto is: "If I haven't used it-LOSE IT!" So after working in my classroom for just a few hours, the trash pile is HUGE! I also want to color coordinate all of my storage and I have oodles of storage bins but they don't all match my color scheme...sooo.... I picked up some bright fun-colored spray paint at Lowes {be sure to get the kind made for plastic otherwise it peels off} and transformed some ugly REALLY UGLY storage bins into like-new cute ones!
Yellowing plastic....ughhhh....super UgLy right?!?
Just work a little magic with that pink spray paint....
....and that fun blue and green spray paint...
...and Wowza! They're like new!!!
Now I just need to make a few more labels for the rest of those bins! I'll be posting more pics as soon as my classroom is a little more put together! :)


  1. Love your color scheme! I am going to have to do that!

    Swimming into Second

  2. That's awesome!! I'm totally gonna do that!!

  3. LOVE LOVE!!
    Now I feel I can use any container!!
    I have a similar color scheme as well.

  4. Love the spray paint for plastic!! They came out great. I've been weeding too and had every container in my room filled the other day but boy it felt great.

    First Grade Lyons' Den

  5. I LOVE the bins!!! Now another to do project added to the list ;)

  6. They look great! I think you have inspired me to paint a 3 drawer thing I have that I hold extra clothes for my kinders in. :) Thanks so much! :)
    Mrs. Black's Bees

  7. I never would have thought to do that! Your bins look awesome!

  8. Looks great! I am headed to buy spray paint tomorrow for some of my organizers. :-)

    Teaching Little Miracles

  9. I cannot believe how great those look! Definitely need to be painting my tubs!

  10. Love what you've done to your plastic bins!

  11. What a great idea... you are brilliant :)

    Granny Goes to School

  12. Love, love, love the idea! Did you save to spray the inside too?

    1. Hey Sara! No-I just sprayed the outside since they were clear (or sort of clear):) Good luck!

  13. So cute and what a great idea! I'll need to keep this in mind.

    Go Fourth and Inspire

  14. I just bought spray paint to do this! Silly question...did you have to do the inside too? Or did you just paint the outside since they are clear??

  15. These turned out great! I have some red, blue, yellow and green bins that do not match my room at all. I might have to see if I can find some black spray paint for them! I am spending ALL day in my room tomorrow!
    Mrs. Laue's Littles

  16. Your tubs look great! How long did it take for them to dry completely? Mine are still feeling tacky and chipping if they bump or touch anything.

  17. Love these tubs!! Wish I had more to update mine before schools starts....on the to do list it goes!!! Thanks for sharing!!!