Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Painting Plastics..

Remember the toy shelf I bought for $20 at the Consignment sale? Well Peebs LOVES it because he likes to plunder through all the boxes. It was driving me crazy that it was not in the color scheme of the playroom so I did lots of research on how to paint the bins. Just FYI: if I could have bought different color bins, I totally would have because this was NOT an easy or quick job.


So, First step was to prime all of the boxes. I used this and it worked perfectly.It took a can for about every 6 boxes. It is VERY important to let this dry thoroughly as in HOURS , maybe a day depending on the weather!
I decided to make the bins green and orange and I have plans to paint the shelves chocolate brown eventually but the weather here has made it really hard to get this finished. I think I have been working on it for at least 10 days now..
 I used just regular spray paint after that since I primed so I could have a wider range of colors to choose from. It took a can for about every 3 boxes to complete and good coverage. I prefer and recommend Rust-oleum brand.
Here is a semi-finished product. I wanted to show it to you when it was finished but that could be another month from now! So you just have to pretend that last box is done and the shelf unit is chocolate brown! ha  It fits in the room much better now!

8 comments:

Cheryl E. said...

What a great idea! I would have never thought of that. Looks very cute in his playroom.

grizaham said...

Looks pretty solid!!

In this wonderful life... said...

this is awesome! I always wondered about plastics...

Beach Bum & Baby said...

They look awesome!! Great job!!! :)

melissa said...

Wow - I'm impressed! I wouldn't have thought it possible but it looks great!

Susannah said...

You are the queen of spray painting and redoing things! It looks great! Did you move the playroom to the loft, or is it still in the bedroom?

Anna said...

Great transformation! I'm impressed!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I am SOOOOOOOO impressed with your transformation!

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