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Golden Organizer & Tool Chest

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Back-to-school season is in full swing. We have one kid in college, so life isn’t as crazy as it used to be when DeAngelo and Maya were younger. One thing I remember that we always needed was a central organizer with all kinds of items like paper clips, staples, tacks, sticker, erasers, rubber bands, change, etc. Another thing was a crafty tool box for scissors, glue sticks, cardstock – all the those elements you need at the last minute for school projects.

I found some sturdy organizers and tool boxes at Lowe’s, but I didn’t like that they so…gargageish? So I gave them a classy makeover with gold and silver spray paint. Wow, what a difference!

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Supplies:

Homak 19.875-in W x 10-in H x 6.25-in D Plastic Bin

Blue Hawk 16.02-in Lockable Multicolor Plastic Tool Box

Blue painter’s tape

Gold and Silver Spray Paint

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1. Remove all the tags and wipe down the surface so it is clean and dry. Then add tape where you don’t want the spray paint to go. I went with gold and silver, so I taped off the sections.

The trick to spray painting is to spray in long even strokes, give it one coat, let dry and add a second, then a third coat.

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Here is my gold organizer, so pretty!!! I even sprayed the inside, making sure not to make it too take so the drawers would easily slide back in.

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Here is the finished look. Now if you want it for your kinds room, you could use colorful spray paint colors, and even white markers to doodle all over it.

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I even painted the inside of the tool box! I know it will wear down after use, but I can just spruce it up with another coat of paint if I wanted!

Thanks for checking out my project!
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Love & light,


6 Responses

  1. OMG! I have 2 of those organizers in an ugly blue I just keep ignoring because they’re so ugly. LOL. Love the gold! I now have a weekend mission.

  2. I love these. I love all the plastic storage containers but hate the look and mixed colors throughout my room. This will definitely bring things up a level or two.

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