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How to Decorate Plastic Storage Drawers

Decorating plastic storage drawers is easier than you think.

How to Decorate Plastic Storage Drawers
How to Decorate Plastic Storage Drawers
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Decorate clear plastic storage drawers simply with spray paint! This fantastic tutorial will fulfill your organizational dreams. Easily spray paint drawers in the color scheme of your choice to match your craft room. Add a table top to span the bins and you'll have the ultimate crafty storage! If you're a fan of woodworking or you know someone who is, you can easily build the tabletop together. It's easy to dress up plastic storage bins to match your space, and you can get SO organized this way, too.

Materials List

  • 3 sets of plastic drawers
  • Paint primer
  • Spray paint in your choice of color
  • a half sheet of 3/4" plywood
  • a couple of select pine 1" x 2"s
  • Nails
  • Saw
  • Sandpaper
  • White spray paint


  1. Simply remove the plastic drawers (I used three sets) and spray one coat of primer. Let dry - Don did these outside on a sunny day and gave it about 30 minutes.

  2. Spray your paint color of choice. We used Rust-Oleum 2x Ultra Cover Gloss in Seaside and did two coats - letting dry about 30 minutes between coats.

  3. To construct the top Don used a half sheet of 3/4" plywood and a couple of select pine 1" x 2"s.  He measured the length and and width of the three sets of drawers side by side.  He then cut the plywood to those dimensions plus 1/2". He cut and finish nailed the 1" x 2" around the edges of the plywood for a more finished look, then filled all the nail holes.  He sanded it then did three coats of white spray paint.

    And voila!

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